I'm going to note that it goes without saying that I save myself, my husband, and my three kids. With the humans save, let's find 10 things I'd save in a fire. Thanks to Ten on Tuesday for a great thinker this week.
1. My dog, Corrie, who we'd have a hard time keeping in the house on any regular day, much less on one where there's a smell of fire.
2. Our outdoor cat, Ruby, whom we'd probably have a hard time finding, until we put a bowl of food out for her.
3. The family portrait above my mantle. It was taken when I was three years old.
4. My jewelry box, and not because there is valuable stuff in it -- although there is -- but because there are irreplaceable items handed down from my mom, my dad and my grandmother.
5. The important papers box and safe under my bed. Sure, the safe is supposed to sustain high firepower, but do I really want to see if it works or do I want our birth certificates and passports?
6. My purse and Pete's wallet. Yeah, I should count them as two but I'm not going to.
7. Our two computers and the flash drives next to them. There's a price you pay when a lot of your items are stored on your computer.
8. The mini-cassettes from our old video camera and our digital camera. We'll never get those kids' years back. The least we can do is look at them as we age.
9. The box of photos. Ditto #8.
10. As many of the keepsake boxes as I could grab before I was overtaken by smoke. I tell you, I have a goal for the next two weeks: put all those things in one place so I can just grab them and run, run, run.
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