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What would you save?

June 24, 2005 | Category: Well, That Was Random

I had a dream last night (probably caused by this amazing picture over at the Blue Sloth) that my house was hit by lightning and burned down (also a little wishful thinking?!)...

Of course, CD and Bear and the furry beasties and even Big Fish and Little Fish got out safely.

But then I realized (in my dream) that I had to go back in and save....

My Hard Drive.

After all, it has all Bear's pictures on it - from birth to this ast weekend - on it. All my writing. All the letters and addressess....

What about you? What things would you save?

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I would save my hard drive as well, for the exact same reason. I can rebuild scrapbooks, I can even download video clips, but they are all on p.c.

Those things are my history, those things are not replaceable if lost.

Assuming my boy, my dh, and my pets (enh, lately not even too worried about getting them out) are all out, the hard drive would be the next priority.

Posted by: Lissy on June 28, 2005 02:10 PM

I lived through this to know -- my pets! I didn't have a lick of time to save anything else. I left my purse, my shoes -- everything -- and I don't have any regrets because all of our furry friends made it out safe -- a true blessing!

Posted by: Eyes for Lies on June 27, 2005 12:08 PM

1. My insurance papers/ passport/ certificates - all my other important papers are there in my file at work, as I requested.
2. Prints I have picked up from all the cities + places I have visited. I don't have any pictures, and only my prints stand testimony to many happy memories.
3. My Blackberry - because it contains all my important information in it.

New commenter here. :) Enjoy your blog a lot.

Posted by: plumpernickel on June 27, 2005 01:54 AM

I have to say, the plastic holder for all my official papers that I need due to various visas. My boy and the cats? I know they'd be right there with me, running out the door and checking we're all safe.

Everything else can go. I would cry, but I have learnt that possessions are transitory anyway. They will all go away someday anyhow.

Posted by: Helen on June 26, 2005 03:12 PM

Funny that the name of my blog covers what would be most important to me to save: our cats and my violin. (Most important after my husband, of course; I'm assuming he could get out on his own.)

Posted by: Kimberly on June 25, 2005 12:30 PM

We did peel off the pictures onto CD's. Which we keep... next to the computer.


Posted by: Elizabeth on June 24, 2005 05:33 PM

Ummm, yeah, thanks for that Elizabeth. You could have warned me. It's not like I'm just 3.5 hours from stepping on a plane and heading into storms (flying through Minneapolis then to Denver). Way to crush my confidence. ;-)

Posted by: B on June 24, 2005 03:47 PM

There are so many things I'd want to save, but the pictures in the bin in the basement would be my highest priority. I should scan them all and do what ieatcrayonz suggested....anybody got a few extra weeks they can spare?

Posted by: CursingMama on June 24, 2005 02:25 PM

Oh my word! That was awesome.

I have the exact same fear, except mine also includes thieves and tornadoes. My co-workers house was hit by lightning last week and it fried his house wiring, big screen, computer, and HVAC. Bummer.

Worth going back for:
1) Purse
2) Computer
3) Professionally done wedding album

The rest can burn.

BTW, you might consider burning all of those pictures to CD and then giving them to a relative, neighbor, bank for safe keeping. I know I sleep better at night having done so.

Posted by: ieatcrayonz on June 24, 2005 01:05 PM