"At first, heavy weather did worry me," admits Nita. "But every storm we go through makes me stronger and less concerned. Now, when a gale approaches, I don't get excited. I just think, 'Darn, the next few days are going to be uncomfortable.' The best part is, once you've been through 40 knots a couple of times, you realize it isn't dangerous. Uncomfortable, yes. Dangerous, no."