Quick, grab 5 things!

Daily Prompt: Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?

I thought this was a great question.  The first thing that popped into my head was photos.  I have a ton of them.  I am not sure I would be able to grab all of them before the firemen (in their big burly bodies, maybe I have seen to many calendars) would tell me to “Get out!” But the first item would definitely be photos of all types, framed, scrap-booked, and those that I never got to that are loose.   Maybe I should grab the cameras too because there are still photos left on the SD cards! pics

Second item I would grab would be my grandfather’s bible.  I got it when he passed away when I was 19 (wow, that was a while ago!) and have kept it close by as a reminder of my relationship with him.  He was my hero.

Next up, making it a third item, would be my paintings.  I have one I created while obtaining my associates degree that is a tree and I call it “the many colors of a woman”.  It has lots of colors in it and I absolutely love it.  But along with that one are many others that have deep meaning to me and are things I am not sure I could ever recreate.

The Many Colors of a Woman

The Many Colors of a Woman

The fourth item I would grab would be my laptop.  Really this would be grabbed because of all the information it contains.  It is the heart of our finances and of course contains all of this wonderful information for my blog posts.  It also has a ton of photo images on it that I would never like to lose.

Finally the fifth item I would grab, would probably be my phone.  Not because I feel like I want to tweet that my home is burning down, but I have lots of numbers in it of people who are important to me.  I know it is weird but as I grow older, I find it harder and harder to remember important phone numbers.  There was once a time I could tell you all the important phone numbers of people I needed to reach.  But now I feel like I am losing my mind when I have to come up with a number and have no idea where to begin.

If I were to add a sixth item it would be my running shoes.  I know these are replaceable especially since it is currently time to do this, which would explain why they are not listed as a top 5 item.

So those are my 5 things I would grab (okay maybe 6 items).  How about you?  What would you grab and why?

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6 thoughts on “Quick, grab 5 things!

  1. I love your painting! What would I grab? My baby photo albums (x3) and my two darling old pussy cats, Mintie and Poppy. I would be wearing my running shoes so I wouldn’t have to worry about them. This is a bit sad really. In Tasmania where I live over 100 homes have been totally destroyed by bushfires and in Queensland 100s and 100s of homes have just been destroyed by floods. I’m getting into my bed tonight feeling grateful 🙂

    • Thanks so much. I need to do more painting, hopefully will find time one of these days. So sad about the fires and floods there, it truly does bring it into perspective about what is important. It is always important to take an inventory and be grateful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and things. 🙂

  2. Wow – this is a good question. I have 6…
    1. pictures – obviously
    2. Lock box – actually it’s fire proof (so maybe I could leave it and get back to 5!)
    3. Jewelry box – not that there is anything super expensive in there, but I take of my jewelry every night (including rings), so I would grab it just becuase it has my wedding ring in it.
    4. purse – this is kind of cheating, becuase it has more than one thing, but the imoportant stuff is my wallet w/id and my thumb drive with important info…
    5. my Dad’s hat – just because it was his and now it’s mine.
    6. phone – for the same reason as you said
    Thanks for this super fun exercise (oh, btw – I’m WEARING my running shoes! lol).

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