While I was swimming I realized the critical component of last night's blood letting... The book I was listening to is called "A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back". I was deep in a part of the book about the blood and guts and gore that is routine for paramedics... But, they don't have to change my sheets.
I went ahead to the pool too early and so came on home for some coffee before I head out on my rounds.