Anyway, the layout is proceding, and I am looking forward to seeing the new appearance of the book. I've also been given the paper requirements, and will be seeking estimates next.
We've finally gotten some rain here, which is great, but now they're predicting another dry winter for most of the state, which means more fires and more flooding when the rains come again.
A family-owned apple orchard which has been in Dixon, NM since 1944 suffered major losses in the fires this summer. Over the past few days, almost everything that survived the fires has been almost completely washed away.
The Santa Clara Pueblo tribal lands were severely impacted by the Los Conchas fire, losing over sixteen thousand acres, nearly 80%, of their forests, of the forest, and 45% of their watershed. I haven't heard yet about flooding there, but I won't be surprised when I do. For more on their situation: http://greenfiretimes.com/2011/08/santa-clara-pueblo-fire-impacts/
Oops, wrong about the flooding: http://www.krqe.com/dpp/weather/pueblo-bracing-for-more-floods