I was on a tour of an immunology lab and was offered a position there. It was a very tempting offer as apparently that was what I really wanted to do. I was sorely tempted but was unlikely to say yes as the role offered reduced responsibility and less pay compared to my current position.
A previously very healthy cousin suddenly was struck down with pancreatic cancer and died quite unexpectedly.
I somehow picked up a tranny and wound up with him/her back at my place.