**UPDATE**Read the incredible account of the Fire Monks! Blow-by-blow, takin’ names, and kickin’ well, you know what. What a story!! It brought tears to my eyes. It is a very detailed compassionate account, like no other. It is listed below, but the fastest way to get to the story is to click on the link in my blog roll. Please take a moment to read this first installment.,209&pageid=1298

Got a town run, folks. For those of you IN town, it is like, “huh?” Well out here in Never-never land, a town run, for me, especially north, is two hours, one way.

Anyway, a few notes. Cachagua’s hostage situation has, or is, ended. Check my links for further details.

**Damage assessment forms (all businesses and self-employed) as well as homeowners damage forms and other OES information now posted on** Still no word on disaster vs. emergency classification for FEMA assistance.

So far, the vote is 2 to 1 for a USFS meeting on 7/31 in the early afternoon. So, unless I hear otherwise, I will call Bradford on Monday and suggest an early afternoon meeting.

Now, on to the next phase. I will post the BAER meeting notes when I receive them, as i am completely mobile, now.

Along those same notes, a new organization is forming called “” making plans to reseed the burn area. If you have something to offer, send an email to: and detail how and when you want to be involved and what you can offer.

Much to do before spring, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, and not-so-ladies, and almost gentlemen. Remember what it can be like again? A reminder below.