I have no idea who this is, standing by the Fimmvörðuháls eruption, but it does remind me of a great story from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption.
There are these two old brothers that live alone on a farm not far from the volcano. They had been forced to evacuate, unwillingly to Hvolsvöllur. However as the eruption stabilized they were allowed to return to the farm. A young TV reporter interviewed the brothers. She spoke with them as if they were a bit naive, something the brothers picked up on. When she asked “Isn’t it nice to be back and be able to stay with the animals?” one of them responded fussily ”With the animals? We sleep inside, they sleep outside.”
They also made it quite clear that they were not happy with having been forced to evacuate. “Our family has always lived here and there has never been a flood because of the volcano.” They were also not at all surprised that the volcano was erupting. They could see it from the weather in the weeks before that en eruption was underway.
(Source: goodreads.com, via skybrarian)