I leave the house sometime around 6:00. Mom left for work an hour ago. This time of year is always the busiest for the hospital. Mostly kids being stupid and trying to skateboard on the fresh ice in the morning before it melts as the sun rises. Sometimes an occasional elderly person tries to go for a morning walk and has to come in due to a sudden case of Bronchitis. Mom worked long hours and we never saw her. Sometimes she would get home around 10 or 11.