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What would you save?

If your house was on fire, or you had to retreat to the basement to shelter yourself from a tornado, or a flood was coming, what would you grab from your house to save?

I think I'd grab some photo albums - my journals (all kept in a box together for this reason) and my great-grandmother's jewelry.


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    H and I had to think about this the other day when my asshole neighbor set his apartment on fire.  He said he'd grab the TV and the Xbox360.  I was to get the computer and the cat.
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    Photos, heirlooms and my autographed copy of The Audacity of Hope.
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    My lovely red Vaio laptop computer.  I heart this thing so much.
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    I'd grab my laptop, jewelry box, and wedding album.  H would grab the computer towers (2)
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    I would grab the cats, DH would grab the electronics.
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    Nothing.  Obviously I love my possessions and would cry if I lost them all, but the one I care about most is on my finger.

    I'd grab my cats.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_would-save?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:1b2a9b31-6bc6-43bd-9243-99c93accede6Post:11d5779f-26c0-49d8-99a1-7c9d19e1de42">Re: What would you save?</a>:
    [QUOTE]My lovely red Vaio laptop computer.  I heart this thing so much.
    Posted by Joy2611[/QUOTE]

    Same, but mine's pink.

    Real answer? We'd have enough trouble wrangling the cats out of the apartment.

    Though I'd also grab my purse, laptop, and the baby blanket I've had for 28 years. And practically, I'd grab a pair of shoes and a sweatshirt, plus the box of important docs, like insurance stuff and my passport.

    Everything else, including the TV, insurance would replace.
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    My dog, pictures, and our safe (If I could carry it).

    We have fire insurance so electronics etc would be covered.
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    Oh, and my childhood teddy bear. He's very important. Embarassed
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    Between the two of us we'd get the cat, my purse, photo albums, my blankie and anything else along the way out.  I would be tempted to grab as much as I possibly could, I'm sappy and I have a lot of stuff that is sentimentally important to me.

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    Laptop with external hard drive, and DH.

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    Assuming H can get himself out--

    Whisky, the cat. For obvious reasons.

    Bear Bear, a teddy bear I've had since my first Christmas.

    Our wedding scrapbook, although I could just make another one.

    My laptop since it has book-related stuff not yet backed up. This reminds me that I should get on that.

    Our wallets to make sure we at least have our driver's licenses, debit cards, etc.
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    My 7 leftover red velvet cake balls.
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    oh and my e-ring too, I usually don't wear it at home so that and the cat would be the first things I'd be after.
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    Dog, computers (theyre just imacs, easy to carry) and I think thats it. If I was really strapped for time/arm room it would just be my dog though, as much as it would pain me to lose whats on my computer. I need to get an external so I can just grab that.
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    i would die of smoke inhalation while trying to carry everything that has ever meant anything to me out of the house. i would imagine by then that my fiance would've gotten our puppy and his golf clubs... unless it were summer, and the golf clubs would already be in his car.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_would-save?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:1b2a9b31-6bc6-43bd-9243-99c93accede6Post:891f263d-18ce-43d3-95b1-0deee4439a31">Re: What would you save?</a>:
    [QUOTE]My 7 leftover red velvet cake balls.
    Posted by COkristi[/QUOTE]

    Mmm.
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    We had this convo last week and other than the cats and photo albums, i'd grab the fire box with all our documents, love letters, and my jump-drive backups of research.
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    My dog, my violin and my purse!

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    The cats, our laptops and, um, that's about it?  Wallets and my purse. 

    I also like the idea of a sweater.
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    When I first read this I thought I would only get my bird and laptop, but now after reading all of the other responses I keep thinking of things I would want to take.  Flute, wedding albums, stuffed bear I've had since I was 3, cards DH has given me over the years, pictures...so yeah, I would probably die trying to save my entire house. 

    But realistically, I would definitely grab the bird, my laptop, and my purse.  Oh, and Red Fish (our beta).  I would also probably throw my work laptop into the fire and laugh on the way out.  Everything on it is backed up, but at least I wouldn't have to work for a few days.  :)

    DH would grab his laptop and his bike. 
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    Only if FI was able to get out on his own... 
    my cat & his dog, and my laptop Oh and external hard drive

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    My laptop, cat, purse and big box of photos. How would I manage all of this you ask? Well the cat, the laptop and my purse would all go into the box with the photos so I'd only be carrying one slightly heavy thing.

    I know I'm ridiculously brilliant.  ; )


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    Dogs, cat.n My fire box is full of photo negatives, and in theory that would withstand a fire. It should probably have important things like birth certificates, but oh well.
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    stacey- you play violin?? *the way to my heart* I played growing up.

    I have insurance as well, but I had never even thought of grabbing my laptop, which now after thinking about I would most definitely do.

    I would grab my wooden black buddha I've had and meditated in front of for ten years. In fact I might just swoop up the whole altar, since it's laying on a tapestry. I also have a buddhist prayer book I've had for longer than the buddha, it always stays in my purse, but that is a must. Wow, I'm uncomfortable just imagining losing these things.
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    My cats and my guinea pig.  And the two pieces of jewelry that I treasure most -- the necklace from my great-uncle and the bracelet from my grandmother (both now deceased).

    Anything else can be replaced.
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    Since there were some horrible fires when I was in university that affected a few of my friends, I'm crazy about leaving the apartment every time there is a fire alarm, so FI and I have 'rehearsed' grabbing stuff and running out a few times now when there has been a false alarm - and my hands shake so bad from the moment the alarm sounds. I grab the Bunny, he gets the dog. I used to grab the photo albums but now we have it all on the laptop so I just grab that. Wallet & purse & keys, including keys to FI's parents so we have a place to go, and FI always grabs his PSP now that we've been stuck outside waiting a few times!! And I always make sure I am wearing good shoes and warm clothes - if I'm ever stuck with one outfit it isn't going to be pyjamas in the snow.

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    I loved playing the violin when I was growing up.

    In a true emergency I would grab the cat and the chinchilla then open the door and make sure Katie ran her little butt outside. I would tell Scott to grab my laptop (only source of pictures since 2006 other than internet) and our firebox (I don't really trust them to work and his military stuff is in there).

    I know the rest are all possessions, but it would probably take therapy to get me through losing the rest. I have the hoarding tendency to assign a sentimental value to each and every thing. Mentally I would know that it is just my books, but it's also all of the books I've ever owned since I was old enough to buy them myself.

    This reminds me of the scene from Scrubs when Elliot was living in a moving van and it was stolen. First she's like "Whatever, it's just stuff right?" Then breaks down and goes "It was all MY stuff. My first blanket and my photo albums and my life".
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    Since 98% of my things are at my parents house in Kentucky and I'm in PA. i would have to grab my laptop and cell phone along with a stuffed dog that my grandma gave me before she past away. Other then those I don't really have anything that is a huge deal to save or not. At this point I probably would save my college books as well if it was possible.
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    reddy- I would be super rusty if I tried to play now. The violin is just super important to me. It was my mom's,  and she gave it to me on my 10th birthday. Its the only sentimental family thing I've "inherited" and  been able to hold onto.
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