Tuesday, September 4, 2007

10 Things I'd Save in a Fire

10 on Tuesday
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.

[Don't forget to play this week's Jump One, Jump Twosday. We're talking sex-driven Senators this week. Scroll down or click here.]

9 comments:

Bubba's Sis said...

We have similar lists - there are just some things you can't replace. Happy Tuesday and Happy September!

pjd said...

I think we'll see a lot of "photos" and "jump drives" this week. I think maybe it's time to put some effort into scanning the old photos and backing them up off site...

You don't really have to visit my list this week. Just re-read your list in sort of the opposite order. :-)

Shannon said...

We have similar lists too, but that doesn't surprise me! Have a great Tuesday!

bmxmom said...

Your dog and I have the same name. We even spell it the same way :)

Dreamy said...

Photos and computer equipment. Definitely near the top of the list :) Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Gina said...

Those are good ones.

Laane said...

Yes, I have been thinking about storing my items at different places too.

It's a real eyeopener this meme isn't it?

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Jeni said...

Someday, I may have to post on the things I got out of the house the night back in the spring of 1991 that my son caught the house on fire. It's somewhat amazing how one's mind may work under those stressful circumstances.

mayberry said...

If you put Pete's wallet IN your purse, you're not cheating anymore!

We actually did once leave our apartment because the building next to it was on fire. This was pre-kids, but we took the purse, the wallet, the dog, and two huge photo albums.

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