The non-whew comes in when I consider that as a young man (late 20's) he had kidney stones fairly frequently, but hasn't had a problem for years and years, until this past March when he had a bad one. I hope they are not going to become more frequent.
Otherwise the day was perfectly pleasant (for me anyway), I finished Iron Sunrise, by antipope and am looking forward to the next installment. Next on the list, Ringworld, picked up at a used book sale months ago and never finished.
Walking to the grocery store (it was a nice day, I didn't have a time crunch and gas is $3.24/gallon) I saw the coolest car ever. It was an old old black-and-white police car with a huge gold star/seal on the passenger door that read "Mayberry RFD Sheriff", one enormous red light on the roof and Antique Vehicle plates that read "B Fife". I was giggling about that all the way to the store and back. I wish the driver had stopped so I could have snapped a picture.