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12-09-2004, 02:57 PM
Out flying after work....mud everywhere...drizzle....blah day outside...but still a great day to fly.
12-09-2004, 03:03 PM
I own this little woods.....if you can call it that after the tornado hit last July. The first picture is approaching the woods...you can see about 60 downed trees that are going to be logged out soon. The second picture is getting closer to the back of my woods. The last picture is my stairshop. What goes on inside helps pay for the overflights... :D
12-09-2004, 03:10 PM
Looking for deer along the Middlefork river.
12-09-2004, 03:14 PM
last pictures. The middle one is a grain bin blown out in the middle of the field by a recent storm. This has got to be the windiest state.
The last picture is the woods my stairshop is in. It is just above the little lake and to the right of the road.
12-09-2004, 03:50 PM
Great photos Stan, glad to see the rain isn't keeping you grounded. I hadn't seen a picture of your rebuilt and enlarged stairshop....very nice. I have a feeling there's something more than stair building goin on in that shop. There seem to be several very nice gyros showing up recently :)
12-09-2004, 05:33 PM
Todd: Thanks....but actually that RAF2000 that I sold was put into my shop just last week. All I did to it was check it over..clean it up..put some stripes on it....little paint here...little paint there...and then I advertised it.
It is strictly a stairshop...but I will bring my N500SF down there for its annual this winter.
If you study those pictures...my stairshop was missed by the tornado by about 100 feet. I thank god I am alive and able to type this. I was inside that building when the tree came through it.
Here is a picture right after the storm. You can see the path of destruction just going to the left of my white rock lane going to my stairshop.
12-09-2004, 05:48 PM
I'm glad we don't get Tornados here. I understand they destroy buildings very easily. Do you have a Bunker or safe place to shelter in when there is one out there?
12-09-2004, 05:59 PM
Colin: The only shelter I had was to crawl under my workbench. The ceiling came in on me while I was trying to get my butt under it. This is a picture of the hole that had a blue tarp over it for three months.
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