Weathering Storms

Hurricane Irma is possibly headed our way…

Since moving to Florida and opening the studio here, I’ve yet to experience the forces within hurricane alley (knock on wood). But Florida’s been put on “State of Emergency” status for the up and coming Hurricane Irma.

Won’t lie, a bit on the anxious side…

People work here, there’s a lot of animation equipment around, we’re working on projects for clients that have some tight deadlines… They’re things and events that we put a lot of stock into… But mother nature could give two shits.

Being ever the Stoic that I am…

People work here…

Depending on the circumstance and the timing…

  • If it’s a full on hurricane heading our way by Wednesday, the studio is closed.
  • If it’s a tropical storm, stay home.
  • If it’s just a rainy day… work from home is always an option

Lots of animation equipment…

  • The studio’s got business insurance, so all these things can be replaced.
  • Most of our work is stored in the cloud, so we won’t be put completely out of commission.

Clients & Deadlines…

  • We’ll have to discuss those issues with our clients.
  • Maybe send the work somewhere else in the worse case scenario.
  • Clients come and go, so if some decide to leave, then we’ll find new business later.

Look, nothing lasts forever. Businesses open and close all the time. Business is just a thing you do. You can always open a new one or do something entirely different. You can’t replace people though…

There really isn’t anything a person can do to stop the weather from doing what it does. The most you can do is be prepared for whatever comes.

Live to fight another day.

Carry on.

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