I came out of the tornado OK, but my beloved old Minolta SRT's were blown away and never found . . . they were in a Pelican case in our community band building that was blown away. SRT's are cheap and easily replaced, but you ought to see what 5 timpanis (about $12,000) look like when they have been tossed and rolled for about 1/4 mile!!
The reason my cameras (and copy stand) were in the band building was because I was going to photograph all our instruments and their serial numbers so we could buy some insurance. Well, we didn't quite make it, and the cameras went away with the instruments, about 400 sets of concert band music, sound equipment, furnishings, repair tools & parts, etc. - - about $50,000 worth of uninsured stuff, not to mention the building, of which nothing remained except the foundation and front steps.
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