Sometime about now, Alex is having gall bladder surgery in Oakdale. It's supposed to be no big deal. Hell, people so rarely have surgeries anymore. They're called "procedures" and they are so unintrusive that they have you back to work within a week. Well, at least, that's how it's supposed to work in this case. Punch a few holes, stick in some tools, pull out the offending organ and be home in 24 hours. Needless to say, my mind is three hours from here and with her. Let's hope all goes according to plan.