I was reminded that in three weeks winter will officially be over and spring will step in. Aside from the terrible ice storm we experienced last month, I wonder where winter went and how quickly is passed by. Thomas drove me to the eye specialist for my yearly examination [all is well], then we went to the Red Cross to return some things that had been borrowed by Vladika. Andy was inspired by the mild weather and he spent the entire day gathering broken branches and preparing them to be chipped. What a delight it was to hear from Stavroula, calling from Virginia, to let us know that she was resting from her trip. We miss her and perhaps we shall see her and the rest of the family later in the year.