I had a terrible shock early this morning when I heard a loud dull sound, like something crashing and, as I leapt out of bed as quickly as possible, considering my physical condition, I feared the worst, that Vladika Lazar had fallen and perhaps upset a piece of furniture and possibly injured himself. My mind raced as I hurried out of my bedroom, only to discover Vladika lying calmly in his reclining chair. It was only then that I realized the crashing sound came from a tree that the tree cutter had brought down. What a relief that was, yet it took a few moments for me to regain my composure. We must arrange to have the three main doors in the main building changed to a system of automatic closing, as once again I found the side door wide open. This not only can affect the heating of the building, but any wild creature can walk in and create havoc. We spent some time reviewing the Nativity services after which we felt more assured of having no awkward moments in these services, which can happen easily enough if there is inadequate preparation.