Thursday, May 14, 2015

365 Journal Writing Ideas: 5 Things I Would Rescue In a Fire Excluding People And Pets and Why

It's time to get back into using my prompt books.

Five things I would rescue in a fire excluding people and pets. Uh, lets see.

1) The box with all of our insurance papers, marriage decrees and birth certificates, etc because those are important papers.

2) Our computers because we would be lost without them.It would also take time to reconnect with all of you lovely people.

3) Photos because they are irreplaceable.

4) Clothes. I don't think anyone would want to see me dirty or naked.

5) My medicines because they keep be going and it would be hell to get them to replace.

6) Books. I love to read and they take me to an imaginarily land that would ease my stress dealing with the aftermath of the destruction.

I know they asked for five but who said I played by the rules?

What five things would you rescue?


  1. You and I think exactly alike!! Everything on your list is on mine! Hopefully, we will never have to find out about our ideas.

    1. Hey Barb! Great minds think alike! Yes, lets pray we don't have to find out! Thanks for dropping by!

  2. I know this prompt is really for someone to think about what is important to them, but the practical me can't help but thinking, if it's a fire, don't grab anything. Just get out. This is one emergency where seconds matter. They could be the difference between life and death.

    However, if I had a little time before we had to get out, I'd try to round up our cats, of course. That would be hard because the only time they leave the house is to go to the vet, so they are pretty good at hiding when they know something is up. Next, I'd get our important paper book. All of the information we need for business things are in here such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, and copies of birth certificates. Also in the notebook is a key to our safety deposit box where all of the originals are stored of the important documents. We have the computers backed up several times a day to the Cloud, so we should be okay for recovering information from there which includes pictures from the last several years. We used to have negatives in the safety deposit box of the older pictures (back before digital), but I don't think they're there any more. I need to check into that.

    Also, if I had a little time, I would make sure I was dressed all of the way and grab a phone and some money. They say to have cash because if it's something that's widespread the credit card machines may not be working--like on a gas pump. Another note to self--check on our emergency cash supply. I vaguely remember spending it.

    The list could go on, but as everyone who survives a disaster says, "It's just stuff."

    1. You are right on both accounts, it is just stuff and the most important thing is to get out.

      I know what you mean about the cats hiding. My cat used to see the carrier and he would take off. It would take 1/2-1 hour to catch him until I got smart and closed all the doors to the room with less furniture. Then I would bring out the carrier. He cried the whole time he was in their and then he was ticked off at me for hours and wouldn't come near me LOL.

      I never thought of cash, I guess because we normally don't have much cash on us, maybe $40 the most. I would probably grab my purse which has my debit card.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

  3. Lisa,

    I would take all the things you mentioned on your list, but I'd have to add my cats, their food, and my purse as well so I had my debit card at least. I'd probably have a list about ten thngs long. It would take me a great while just to decide on books because I have over 1000 physical books in my personal library at home.

    I would have to put my cats into the bedroom or bathroom and then get the carriers out. My baby loves to go visiting but the other two have issues with the carrier. My oldest girl always pees in there or has to take a poop because she gets nervous. I guess I better add paper towels and cleaner to my list. The two girls yowl the whole time, but the boy loves to go and won't make a peep.

    Using a book of prompts is a good idea. Sometimes I have to put on my thinking cap to come up with posts for my blog.


    1. I have two books of prompts Sunni because I get writer's block a lot. I only keep a few books for my home library. I seldom buy books, I get them at the library.

      If I had my cat, he would be one of the things I would have saved too, although it was excluded in the question. I hope you have an emergency stash so if it should happen you could just grab and go!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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