We all knew one case could change everything, and on Sunday it was announced that a security guard in a quarantine hotel had contracted the UK variant of the COVID 19 virus -which is believed
to be even more easily spread. Our State Government immediately ordered the South West corner of our state into lockdown. No movements apart from exercise for one hour per day locally, and we are allowed to shop for essentials.
Then the fires started east of Perth.
Our son, daughter in law and the three children are evacuated to their other grandparents' place. We don't know how long for, as the fire conditions are bad at the moment with strong winds. No rain in sight for several days, although a cyclone 'up north' might bring a bit of unseasonal rain by the weekend.
Their house is OK at the moment, but more than 50 homes to the north and east of them have been lost today. The air is full of smoke.
So here we are, hoping for the best. I hope to update this story in a few days with better news.
Then our son, daughter in law and the three children evacuated to their other grandparents' place.