My father had surgery today -- a hernia, he's home now, but he had to be there at seven this morning, and we got six inches of snow last night. One of our friends who is a morning person volunteered to take him to the hospital, so we let her. But I still had to clean off our cars, and my mother and I were at the hospital about 10:30. Where we waited. We finally got home about 12:30. I made lunch, then went out and got the painkillers the surgeon prescribed.