First the good news:
My brother is out of surgery. He was on the table for ten hours. Adjacent organs and lymph nodes had lesions. They biopsied the lesions in real-time (!) and they were benign.
He is off the table and is recovering.
The bad news:
I did not get to spend the day out in the woods.
The dishwasher stopped working.
The part costs $23 and should be delivered by the brown truck of happiness on Saturday. I ran the screws back into the holes and pushed the dishwasher back into the cubby. I did not completely reassemble as I need to tear it back apart on Saturday.
That might not fix the dishwasher. There is probably a reason the thermal fuse went and I did not address that. I look at it as a $23 lottery ticket that might allow me to put off spending $400 for a few more years.
My day was still better than my brother's but it was not what I planned.