Thanks Bob, that does seem to make the most sense. So in the previous example:
start -> [sendEmail] -> [3-day timer] -> [send 2nd email] -> [3-day timer] -> [send final email] -> [3-day timer] -> end
|event| |event| |event|
[newServiceTask] -> [x-day timer] -> [etc..]
Anytime the event gets triggered while in the timer states, they would know to proceed through to [newServiceTask] rather than continuing on the previous node path.
I'll give this a shot & report back, thanks!