I've been concerned about my friend Jonas and his family who live in Reykjavík so was pleased to receive this report, peppered with Jonas's typical wry humor. (Meanwhile, one set of friends has had to postpone a work trip to Russia; another is grounded in SF and unable to get to the UK; yet another couple is mourning their lost vacation to France; one more, and daughter, are stranded in the Netherlands...and friends in the Caribbean are wondering when they'll be able to return to London.
We're all okay so far and the south-west corner of the country (Reykjavík) has remained unaffected (until the wind changes direction, that is).
The odd thing is that after the Westman Island, or Heimey to be more exactly, was literally buried in ash overnight when I was a child, you tend to take these things in stride.
Unfortunately half of Europe is sore at us for upsetting their vacation plans, as if my Uncle Steini poured some potato juice down the crater by mistake and...