Our friend Bill just called in to report that he was able to drive up Martin Rd. and our house is still standing! He lives in a different part of Bonny Doon and stayed at his house throughout the fire.
We are so relieved and grateful. Thank you to the firefighters who saved our home.
Up the hill from us Bill was expecting the fire damage would be ugly, but it was still unbelievable to him—like a war zone—bare blackened branches, hot spots flaring up, and a layer of gray ash covering the ground.
It is very sad that that some of our neighbors have lost their houses. Our thoughts are with them.
Thanks to everyone who wrote to us to check in and make sure we were okay, and to all the people who tried to call us and got a busy signal.