Tuesday thoughts and twisters v.2

Last night I got to test out our “Emergency Storm Warning / Evacuation / Baby visits Grandparents plan” when we had word of severe storms and 75-100mph winds as well as tornado warnings heading straight for us. We don’t have a basement here should a tornado appear, and Adrian loves visiting Grandma and Grandpa. (They have cable, too!) Aside from a really cool lightning show and some downpours, there were barely leaves down on the lawn. But had it been an actual emergency, everything was safe and all our business stuff was out of harm’s way. Just as rehearsed.

Every time there’s a good storm I ponder being a storm chaser or first responder. I love storms, and hold in high regard the public safety officials who go INTO harm’s way to help others. I have flashlights ready, turn on the weather radio, have a basic first aid kit in the car… so location and wedding photography should be a breeze no matter what comes our way. I have rain gear ready for photography too! 🙂 I’ve already had to head for a hotel basement when tornado sirens had guests at a tent reception taking a break from dinner to head to safety in June.

I’m converting our Twister VHS into a DVD today. Flying cows and trucker weather nerds here we come!

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I lived on a ship during a tropical storm and am glad it never got uglier than storm swells. The marina was pretty isolated so I got a light meter and started taking photos in the dark. Just street lights and the moon to light up long exposures. On film. Man to know what I do now, using the cameras I do now back when I traveled… ugh!

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I love the idea of an organized office, and I’m getting there. It’s mind-boggling how fast stuff stacks up here.

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