We weren't at home when the fires hit St Andrews, and we haven't been back since. Things sound pretty bad up there, though our house will still be standing, the fire didn't get quite as far as the township (though it got pretty damn close - we were saved by the wind changing - the people of Kinglake weren't so lucky). We still don't know the extent of the damage, but we know houses have been lost, people have died and others are still missing.
My love goes out to everyone who has been affected by the fires, especially in our wider community of St Andrews and Kinglake.
I will post more about this later, but I wanted to drop by and let those of you who knew about the fires and didn't have another way to contact me that we are well.