Hi Embers, With all of this wonderful rain and snow comes the wet season we have all been looking forward to. Time for a little break for a celebration of our past year of success. Even though our new year is close at hand along with renewed efforts to make more defensible space, it is truly wonderful to have one other in this respite from our toils. Thank you all, my prayers are for us all to have a safe and very merry holy-day season. May all of our Christmas tables be overflowing with peace, love, and harmony. And from me to you, thank you all for your friendships that you have offered to me, yes, what I consider to be one of the best all-time Christmas gifts that I have ever been blessed with. I consider you all my extended family. My love and gratitude to you all, Michael.