I posted a few weeks ago that I experienced sever whether and tornados in my area which lead to a power outtage for 5 days. I thought I'd post a few pictures. Keep in mind that I'm not presenting these for any real technical merit. Just figured I'd share a few pictures. This is the day after the storm. The guy on the right works for the apartment complex and also lived in the complex. He spent a good deal of time with my girlfriend and I. One of the great things about things like this is you get to meet people that you didn't even know live close by. One of the things I did during the power outtage was basically grill for a bunch of folks. Lots of people had food going bad that they had no way of cooking, or had canned food they needed heating. This photo was taken on the third night without power. I didn't take many pictures because 4-5 hours during the day I was manning the grill. The young lady and her daughter facing the camera hadn't had a hot meal in two days. She was also 8 months pregnant. Sadly, I can't remember their names. They left the next day to spend time with family in Arkansas. We had plenty of food left in the freezer and fridge so we cooked it up for them. This was the 4th night without power. Lots of people knew I had a grill and plenty of gas to cook with, so we had a pretty good turnout that night. Just one comment on this picture. While the picture is dark( really expresses how dark it was getting), there are two dogs sitting between a couple who lost their house in the tornado. They came down earlier that day to rent an apartment. We invited them to come out for the festivities. [ And just one more. It was about 8 or 9pm. The picture is pretty crappy, but it was plenty dark. Normally their are security lights on at this time. Even the large lanterns didn't help that much. This was a group shot trying to get most of the people sitting around. And of course, no gathering around a grill in pitch black darkness is complete without smores.