Many things changed with the downgrading of the Mandatory Evacuation. Tassajara and Zen Center decided this morning that we would invite all of the residents to return on Tuesday, 7/22. So I have spent the day calling people with the great news of "come on home".
We are going to try to open the guest season by August 3. We aren't sure that we can do it, but we will try. Most of what must happen is cleaning up, which we are good at. There are a few fences to re-build and that compost shed to repair.
Many of the neighbors here at Jamesburg are out shopping and picking up their long awaited mail. It is good to see everyone again. We said a sad good-bye to our great benefactor, Jack Froggatt, Branch commander for this area. We hope to see him again some day in easier circumstances. Thank you, Jack.