Ten on Tuesday, the “Save the babies!”* edition.

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Ten Things I Would Save If My House Were On Fire, 
Assuming The People And Pets Were Safe.

  1. My Mac Mini.
  2. My external hard drive.
  3. My purse.
  4. The two boxes of photos in my office.
  5. Ipad and iPhone. The latter is always in my pocket unless I am sleeping, so that is is easy.

    After that, it becomes a matter of how big the fire is. The rest of the list is other things I might try to save if I could do so without endangering myself. I would probably pitch these out a window or off the deck as far as I could throw them.

  6. Tax files from the past few years.
  7. Yarn stash. Yes, I would save my tax files before my stash. I was an accountant, you know.
  8. Current knitting projects.
  9. Winter coat, boots, scarf, etc. Assuming this hypothetical fire did not occur in July or August.
  10. The safe. It is fireproof so probably not a priority. But it is also small, so why not?

This is really a thought-provoking topic. It makes me think we should all keep a go-bag packed with the things that cannot be replaced easily. Thanks, Carole! You may never know how you helped your readers.


* Years ago I lifted some pavers at the bottom of the deck stair to pull the weeds that were growing between them. Doing so revealed a good-sized ant hill, complete with eggs. All the ants immediately started grabbing the eggs and scurrying underground. The boys were watching and gave voice to the ants' cries: "Save the babies! Save the babies!" and "Dive! Dive!"

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0 Responses to Ten on Tuesday, the “Save the babies!”* edition.

  1. Bonny says:

    At first, I didn’t understand tax files before stash, but with a little thought, I can see that you’re right. As much as I love it, yarn is just stuff; tax files are really more important stuff.
    I love your sons giving voice to the ants. My youngest son often does the same thing, with his voices ranging from dying monarch caterpillars to lone stuffed animals left on a shelf.

  2. Carole says:

    I said yarn, too, and one of my commenters said completely projects before yarn since yarn is replaceable. She’s got a point. Good list!

  3. Donna says:

    It really makes you think doesn’t it? Great list!

  4. kathy b says:

    My friends brother died this past winter: he went back into his burning home for his laptop…and the roof collapsed on him. awful awful

  5. k says:

    My father was a court reporter on the T. Eugene Thompson murder trial. He told us that if she hadn’t gone back to get her robe, she would have gotten away.
    Having said that; I lived in the dorms for a couple of years. Had a lot of practice with fire drills. Coat, boots, rescue inhaler, car keys. Towards the end, there, I got into getting dressed and sauntering out. I still wouldn’t be the last one to the parking lot, and I’d be comfortable.

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