As a reminder that winter can still play tricks on us, even though we are officially in spring, the mountains around us are covered with a light blanket of snow that should disappear by late tomorrow. I spent much of the day in the hospital with Vladika who again was lying in a corridor, waiting for a bed to be freed. Finally they came for him and wheeled him into a bright room with a large window so that he can gaze out into the surrounding nature. They also quickly tended to his needs and began the special procedure that he had been waiting for. Zhenya and Marina came with food and soon began massaging his legs which gave him much comfort. Our Joana, who is always so active, has ended up in the hospital just a few feet away from Vladika, suffering from an enlarged kidney stone.