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October 27, 2010 CO00AN00 1 My Thoughts JUL00TREE vo byMicheleHarvey I've never been involved in a combat situation and never in my LO, al ere 5i.e 1988 memory had reason to think I'm shell shocked in anyway. However, I know what it's like to have flash backs. * Tree Consulting and Inspection * Long Term Forest Maintenance and Planning * Hazardous Removal and Precision Felling * Ornamental Pruning and Lacing * Brush Clearing and Chipping FREE ES TIMA TES Licensed and Bonded Fully Insured for Your Protection ERIC DAUBER H: 760-765-2975 C: 760-271-9585 eo Box 254 JULIAN, CA. 92036 WE-8690A Groceries Fresh Produce Sundries Beer. Wine. Liquor Dry Cleaning Lotto. Scratchers Full Service "Best in the County"Meat Department U.S.D.A. Choice Beef Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications I was once robbed at gunpoint. I had flashbacks from that for years. I once drove east on Interstate 8 toward La Mesa and as I roundel a bend in the highway I nearly ran into an accident where I saw a man laying, presumably dead, on the road. I still get occasional flashbacks from that after over forty years. Early last July I moved my shop, Julian Yesteryears, from Main Street Julian, about four miles west to Wynola Farms Marketplace. This past week, Patricia McConnell of Mountain Top Antiques traded part of her space with me so I could get wall space. She had walt space and didn't use it; I needed wall space for my shop and didn't have any. We began moving things around Sunday night. After two or three hours of moving things after closing our businesses for the day, we drove home exhausted and returned early the next morning. Though this move of trading space and only moving our merchandise and fixtures about twenty feet is minor compared to other moves that we have both made; it's still mentally exhausting. Late Monday morning I became mentally done in and realized it was because moving is like evacuating. With my husband and grown sons, I evacuated for the Cedar Fire in 2003 and for the 2007 Wild Fires. Evacuating and deciding what to pack in the vehicle while deciding what to leave behind wipes me out mentally. Moving my shop; deciding what to move first and figuring out how everything will fit into the new space, or figuring out whether or not everything will fit into the new space is also very tiring mentally. Essentially I had flashbacks of the evacuations I lived through years ago. My flashbacks weren't of actual events this time; instead they were of feelings during the actual process of evacuating. Which clothes will we need? What heirlooms can we fit in the cars? Do we have toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, shampoo? Should we take towels, blankets, pillows? Where will we pack each item so we can get the most packed in the least amount of space? Lots of thoughts zoomed through my head as I mentally prepared to move my store and during the actual move. My sons who were my helpers, were looking for directions and sometimes when they asked what should be moved next, they asked questions in a way that I could simply answer "Sure" Once again I had to decide where everything should be placed so all could fit and in this case, it all has to look good. Once all of my things were in my new space and all of Patricia's things were in her new space, then it was time to unpack each box. One of the most difficult processes in evacuating is the process of unevacuating. All the things that went with us as we drove away, all of the things that we so carefully packed, needed to be unpacked and put back in their places. Moving the store was the same mental puzzle as evacuating for a wildfire, then returning home. Nothing ever goes back in quite the same place. Whether it be at home or in my shop; I don't put anything away without first deciding where the best place is for each thing. Thankfully my sons and other friends who stopped by to help took over some of the thinking that so exhausted me and now the job of moving and putting everything away is nearly done. As with our evacuations for wildfires; a few good people helped me get through it and I'm grateful to each of them. These are my thoughts. The Julian News 5 Stove Pellets Are Here, S to ck LIp A n cl S a ve 2902 Washington Street 760-765-1212 Mon-Fri 8:30 to 6:00 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 CLOSED on Sunday 13nique and Old Fashionedl WE'VE MOVED JUST DOWN THE WALL Come Check Out The New Set Up and Buy Some Really Great StuffAt 1/2 Price. in Wynola Farms Marketplace 4470 Highway 78 Emotional maturity is the ability to stick to a job and to struggle through until it is finished, to endure unpleasantness, discomfort and frustration. - Edward Strecker Julian Now Has A Drug Free Communities Program Emergency Preparedness s a Top Priority Thanks to a strong partnership with Communities Against Substance Abuse (CASA), the Julian Backcountry Collaborative is now a funded Drug Free Communities Coalition. The Drug Free Communities (DFC) program supports coalitions of youth; parents; media; law enforcement; school officials; faith-based organizations; fraternal organizations; State, local, and tribal government agencies; healthcare professionals; and other community representatives. The Drug Free Communities Support Program enables the coalitions to strengthen their coordination and prevention efforts, encourage citizen participation in substance abuse reduction efforts, and disseminate information about effective programs. The DFC program was created bythe Drug Free Communities Act of 1997, and was reauthorized by Congress in 2001 and 2006. The latest results from the National Evaluation of the Drug Free Communities Support Program found that coalitions funded by DFC grants have not only been successful at reducing drug and alcohol use in their communities, they have also increased the perception of risk for marijuana, alcohol and tobacco use among youth. This is a 5-year grant funded at $125,000 a year, with the option of being renewed for another 5 years. The CASA Foundation will serve as the' fiscal agent representing the Collaborative. Salaries for the Pathways/ Collaborative Director, Bilingual Specialist, and Native American Liaison/Resource Specialist and DFC Coordinator will be partly funded, as well as Collaborative operational costs. CASA will also provide technical assistance and support to the Collaborative to implement the DFC goals and objectives. Workinq together We're working with first responders, community organizations and citizen volunteers to help the region be better prepared for fires and other emergencies. Our new heavy-lift helicopter will help firefighting aircraft from the City and County of San Diego, CAL FIRE, and the US Forest Service extinguish fires. Replacing over 1000 wood utility poles with fire- resistant steel poles is providing greater protection against the spread of wildfires, while new remote switching technology is helping improve energy reliability and safety. sdge.com 2010 San Diego Gas & Electric ompary, Ni copyright and trademark rights reserved, safety. Rain or shine, new weather monitoring stations in the region provide information ...... about storms aod wlods to t weather experts, first responders and the public to help aid in response efforts, h We're updating contact information by calling people who live in high-risk fire areas in case they need to be , notified about extreme weather conditions, like high winds. To learn more about SDG&E's safety planning, call us at 1.800.411.7343. Augie Ghio, President, SD County Fire Chiefs' Association; Garry Cannon, SDG&E working foreman; Stacy Magoffin, San Diego Rural Community Emergency Response Team, A 1 S( mpra Energy utility Here for you, every day."