Our health system allows us to have a cleaning woman come in once a week to clean the cottage. As it happens, the present woman is away in Mexico on holidays for three weeks, so the home care woman, who comes to help Vladika with his compression socks and other tasks, volunteered to do some housework. I was amazed to see how quickly she brought the entire kitchen into good order. Later Vladika drove me to town where I had to do some shopping. My doctor told me that the best exercise I could do is to walk as much as I can. There, in the gigantic store, I walked, and walked, and walked even more so that by the time we returned to the monastery I felt quite exhausted, but with enough energy to stop nearby to buy a couple of double flowering camellias.