It was supposed to start at 10AM Friday and take roughly four hours. They started at 11 AM and it took about 6 hours but everything went well. Thanks to the surgeons, staff and chaplain at Bay Regional Hospital.
As my brother and I were headed home a snowstorm hit the Saginaw Valley area and we were driving blind for over 30 miles but we made it all right. The last couple of miles before we got to our old house we saw three cars in the ditch and being pulled out, including one that had crossed the road and was in the ditch on the wrong side. (One needs to consider that there is a fairly popular middle-of-nowhere bar -- that people come 20 to 30 miles to visit - - just a few miles north of the old house so they were probably alcohol related as there were none further away.)
I was planning to spend the night at our old house with my brother and nephews when one of my nephews looked out the window and said "It's not snowing anymore." I looked out and it was a lot less so I went on home.