10 Things You’d Save in a Fire

September 3rd, 2007 by Yano

Two weeks ago we had a tornado warning, severe enough for the Emergency Broadcasting System breaking into my cable and telling everyone that there was a funnel cloud spotted and to get in our basements for cover. The tornado never touched down, so fortunately we were safe.

That, of course, was my inspiration for today’s Ten on Tuesday, which includes some of the items that I ran around the house to retrieve during the 4 minutes I had between the time I got the warning and the estimated time that the tornado would have hit.

1) My backup CD’s of my photos
2) My wedding ring (I don’t currently wear it, so it’s stashed in a hiding place)
3) My home videos (they’re all clean - most of them are of my son, though I did throw in my sister’s wedding videos)
4) My camera
5) My Ben box…it has a whole bunch of important documents and Ben-related things
6) My glasses, because I’ll have to take off my contacts sometime!
7) My laptop - I’ve got a lot of important crap in there
8) My wedding pictures - I haven’t had time to scan them into digital format, so they’re in two huge albums
9) My sketchbooks - I’ve had a lot of artists do sketches for me, and some of them are pretty priceless
10) My makeup bag - I’m a big makeup fiend, and I wouldn’t know offhand what color of everything I have so it would be tough to recreate all the stuff I have

FYI - I know we had this topic before, but it’s been awhile!

Next week: 10 Cities You Could Live In (for a month, for a year…if you couldn’t live in your own)

33 Responses to “10 Things You’d Save in a Fire”

  1. Karen (mommy of three) Says:

    Yea I’m first:-) Happy TT!

  2. Nino Says:

    it’s a quick rough draft, but i’m heading out into the woods. Happy 10 on Tue!

  3. Angela Says:

    Mine’s up! (This one was hard for me…)

  4. Laane Says:

    Mine are up… this is a great awareness item. Thanks!!

  5. Laane Says:

    Mine are up… this is a great awareness item. Thanks!!

  6. jennyL Says:

    wow your makeup kit is on the list hehe..Mine is up

  7. Jessie Says:

    I’ve got mine up.

  8. Bubba's Sis Says:

    A good topic this week - this one was easy for me since we’ve had to evacuate for a hurricane before and that taught me what was truly important to me and what I could live without.

    Happy Tuesday everyone - and Happy September!

  9. Desiree Says:


  10. ellen b Says:

    This is my first time joining in YIPPEE! Love the theme next week, too…

  11. patois Says:

    Mine is up. You’ve inspired me to actually get all my keepsake photos and kid-related items (special clothes, cards, etc.) into one central location. (Here’s hoping that’s not where a fire ever originates!)

  12. pjd Says:

    Disaster preparedness is one of those things that always seems to fall to the bottom of the to-do list. This is a great time to revisit the idea, though, no matter where you live. Nearly everyone has some disaster potential, whether it’s hurricane, tornado, earthquake, blizzard, tsunami. And these days the threat of man-made disasters (terrorism) is also ever present.

    Fortunately, when I look at my life, though, there is very little stuff that is irreplaceable. I guess it’s time to make sure I have backups and safeguards in place for those things.

  13. JennieBoo Says:

    Hard to narrow down. Fun list, though.

    Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day!


  14. Becky Says:

    Good list…the make-up bag made me laugh though.
    Here’s mine…

  15. zyniq Says:

    Mine are Up!

  16. Florinda Says:

    I had my list almost ready, then had to go back to add something one thing that would be essential for me to find the rest - thanks for jogging my memory, Yano! Good topic.

  17. Shannon Says:

    Doing mine right now!

  18. Frances Says:

    Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday.
    Waving at you all from New York :) http://thememesection.wordpress.com/2007/09/04/ten-on-tuesday-september-4th/

  19. Clockworkchris Says:

    My name is the direct link again. I like my list a lot. I think it shows how much I really don’t care about material things, just memories and my wife. :)

  20. m.o.M Says:

    Great prompt!

  21. Moviegirl20 Says:

    My post is up. :-}

  22. Cat. Says:

    My intensely practical list is posted.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    Mine are up!

  24. Sharon Says:

    My ten are up!

  25. Julie Says:

    My 10 are up!

  26. Shrike & Whozat Says:

    Hi, I’m new here.
    Mine’s up :-)

  27. MsShad Says:

    New here too - Mine’s up.

  28. Erin Says:

    I’m up!

  29. Apples Says:

    I’m late!

  30. Amanda Says:

    mine is up

  31. Keeley Says:

    i’m up…better late, than never!

  32. Hootin' Anni Says:

    Interesting choices. I missed this past week because of the holiday weekend. So, I’ll try and get the 10 cities for tomorrow!!

    Happy Monday

  33. Jessie Says:

    Mine is up! Happy Tuesday http://hunna.blogspot.com/2007/09/ten-on-tuesday_10.html