Just a quick note - we are still here, it is just a long and waiting game. The fire front closest to us is about 15 km away, and it is all dependent on the wind directions.
Sharonb - it is nothing like it was for you - we have the luxury that you were denied, in that we have time, and we have a fair idea of what is coming, and will get notice when it comes. There is a small private army of young men camped with the family across the road, and we have developed the most marvellous swat team that will deal with ember attack, which is what we expect first.
You should see my stash shed - it is so clean around it, and so prepared to survive fire, that you would all be most impressed.
Be back in a few days time - probably not until at least after Friday.