Old man from Andersen’s story is going to make a series of exchanges when going to the fair, and each of them makes him poorer. This is the first exchange: a horse for a cow. I’m trying to do simultaneously two tasks – this story and the one about Christmas trees – and to take care of our poor dog, too. She’s ill and we aren’t sure what exactly the problem is. Hopefully tomorrow we are told. Great news of the week is that our elder son has got his master degree on September 30th and he’s starting a PhD studies now, but at the moment Chris’s success is overshadowed by Lori’s sore belly.