We were able to come back home at about 7am this morning. Home to a mess, with everything covered in ash and soot, and the smell of smoke lingering throughout the house.
However as we drove home we could see the vast blackness of the burnt hillside, and how close the hungry fire had come, so just being able to come back to a home was very very good indeed. According to news reports over 25,000 acres were scorched, the most ever in a brush fire here on the Big Island.
Thankfully the brush was all the fire claimed.
It’s been a long day of cleaning, and we’ve all tired. Fresh linens have been put on all the beds, and sleep will be wonderful tonight.
Looking forward to a return to normalcy tomorrow.