I apologize for this really long period of silence and hope to begin writing here again soon.
Thank you all who wrote to wish my father a quick recovery - thank you so much!
He is still in the hospital, doing relatively well: the most serious problem now is that he can barely speak - can't say his name, can't say where he lives. But he went to look for a TV set on the third day or so and got really upset that they didn't have Channel 5 there - very much like my father.
Marta and I have decided to stay in Pushcha Vodytsya for one more month, till mid-October. If I could, I'd move here for good.
As always, it's really hard to keep writing after such a pause, so I'll stop here.
Again, thank you all for prayers/wishes/positive thoughts - and my very warmest wishes.