Life is indeed too short to waste it on inconsequentialities.
My dogs woke me up this morning, about 4 a.m., barking at a loud diesel noise coming from the street.
When I went to see what they were barking at, there was an ambulance across the street. It was followed, shortly thereafter, by a police car.
Unfortunately, my neighbor's wife had passed away, shortly before 4, while going to get a glass of water (her son assumes). Her son and his wife were visiting, and found Ellen on the floor, where the coroner said she had probably been for an hour or more, dead of a cerebral stroke.
This makes me really regret the small fight I had with my wife the night before last, as you never really can tell what might happen. I think I will try to be nicer to everyone from now on.