by Alex Exley
Copyright © 2011 Alex Exley and Humburger Publishing, Inc.
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I was relaxing on the recliner in the living room watching Modern Marvels on the History Channel—this episode about drilling underground tunnels, if I remember correctly—when Carol, my wife of 19 years, walked into the room. I could tell by the look on her face that something was wrong. It had been a hectic day at work and I wasn’t in the mood for more problems, but I’d always been a caring husband and father, so I looked at her attentively and asked what was the matter.
“It’s Janie, Steve. We need to talk.”