I drove to Peoria, Illinois, today because my mom is in the hospital.  One of her lungs collapsed on Saturday and she is in the Neuroscience ICU at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.  It is going to be a long couple of days of waiting with my Dad to see how things go.  Special thanks to my college bestie, Carol, for putting me up for a couple of nights and to Andy and the kids for just being there.