Daily Prompt – Burning Down the House
Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?
i haven’t backed up my photos and other documents onto my small hard drive.
the computer is a wee bit heavy to just grab and go.
thanks for the nudge there WP.
in all seriousness though, i’d grab the following five (in no particular order):
- camera + charger + hard drive
- wallet + passports
- sketchbook and pencil (entertainment for the little monkey)
- phone + charger
now that i think about it, i ought to sew myself a little holder that will keep my wallet and passport in one; would be a good idea and a lot easier to handle than separate little items, especially since i seem to misplace my wallet on a daily basis, the last thing i’d want is to be frantically searchingfor it (ooo, can we say weekend sewing project?! yes, yes we can)
i’d bring the camera as it was the first thing i bought truly for myself after my split from the ex; its been at my side for almost 3 years and has allowed my creativity to flourish. i’d be a little lost and miserable without it. the sketchbook would offer me and the little monkey ways to entertain ourselves ; its light, easy to carry, and can be used to leave message, draw maps, etc. its also a great way to wind down before bed, by sketching or writing out any thoughts or ideas. all those can easily fit into my camera bag or backpack, and they don’t really weigh much. plus, all these things reside in the spot on top of my desk so grabbing them would be uber easy.
phone. well, duh. i think its self explanatory. it also doubles as tv for monkey. anything to keep a little one occupied during a stressful time is gold in my opinion.
clothes. again, duh. its rather cold in my neck of the woods at the moment and bundling up would be a priority. i’d quickly grab jackets, hats, gloves, sweaters, extra pants….anything that can be layered.
since the pup is safe, she’s rather easy as all she really needs is her collar and leash; this reminds me though, i need to update her tags with my mobile number…..
the closest i’ve come to a house fire is the alarm going off in my building at 4am. and nothing was actually on fire, thank goodness. i’m thankful that i haven’t had to experience such a harrowing thing as a house fire; i’m sure it would be terrifying and incredibly sad to see your home going up in flames.
and on that note, to everyone in australia that’s had to deal with the recent brush fires – stay safe!!