The day seemed to be uneventful until Vladika Lazar glanced at the calendar and suddenly realized that he had a doctor’s appointment and we had only thirty minutes to get ready and to drive into town. But, we made it, with even a couple of minutes to spare [and no speeding on the road]. The tree cutter came with all his equipment to cut down more of a gigantic tree that is threatening to cause possible damage in a wind storm. Since he has to do it limb by limb, it will take him some time to finish it. We had a phone call from Thailand, from Lija who is vacationing there with Gidrus, informing us that it was hot and humid there. I am certain that the time spent there is enjoyable, even though the aggressive monkeys stole her bananas. Andy’s dogs chased a cougar across our field this morning. It is possible that it comes for quality dining on our neighbour’s chickens. She lets them run free range and, having begun with a good sized flock, she now has just about five left. I might have mentioned a couple of months ago that once, while driving up to the monastery, we encountered one of her chickens being chased by a coyote. It ran under the Jeep and the coyote then ran off in the opposite direction. Well, I suppose that we managed to save at least one of her chickens.