What would you want to save in a fire?

Lady - posted on 07/05/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )

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Apart from your children and hubby!!

I would like to save the obvious I suppose our photograph albums but aswell I would hope to save the external hardrive for our computer as a lot out photographs are digital now and stored on there plus my completed novels. But also I would want to save the laptop as all my recent work is on there and I'd hate to have to start over again.
We have a few pieces of origional art work too that may be worth something one day but I wouldn't risk myself for them!!

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Erin - posted on 07/05/2010

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@Sara, my grandmother used to have a wooden display thingy (HA) that would hang on the wall to display her quilts. It was pretty neat!

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Emma - posted on 07/25/2010

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Obviously, the kids and hubby .....
But after that the memory boxes and my hard drive everything else can be replaced.

Lady - posted on 07/10/2010

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Eww, My mum kept my teeth - I found them when I was older and just though it was sooooo gross. My children's teeth either get flushed down the loo or put in the bin. My mum kept my umbilical cord and clip as well and was so upset when I threw my first sons away. I just have this thing about body parts that means I could never hold onto them. I think I've just seen too many CSI's or something where the killer keeps a drawer full of teeth or ears and it creeps me out lol!!!

Jodi - posted on 07/09/2010

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Our 2 laptops (they have the photos and all the business accounts), my scrapbook albums and my memorabilia drawer (I have drawer I keep all the school reports, birth certs, baby books, first teeth, etc). That's it. The rest is replaceable.

Brandy - posted on 07/09/2010

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Other than my children and their dad, I would hope to save our pictures and computer because that's where all the undeveloped pictures are, birth certificates, kid's blankets that were made by people who love them (when my parents house burnt down when I was 4, all I had left was the blanket my grandma made me and I still have it) Can't think of anything else that's irreplacable.

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Maybe we should all make a "fire box" with the stuff we want and put it by the door lol. Actually my parents do have a fire proof safe with all the important stuff...maybe we should get one. I forget the temperatures that they can withstand, but usually they make it long enough for the fire dept. to come put it out.

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I would like to say that I'd grab my laptop because it has almost all of our pictures on it. Our wedding album because those aren't in digital format. I woke up to the fire alarm when I was younger though and I just got the hell out lol.

Jocelyn - posted on 07/07/2010

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Hmm I'd forgotten this until I read this thread; when I was little (like 7 or so) I was so scared that there would be a fire, I kept a plastic box beside my bed that had all my important things in it! I tried to put the cat in there one day...didn't go over well lol.
Moving on...
Any animal that we have at the time
Computer--pictures are on here!
My wedding scrapbook (first completed scrapbook!)
My kids handmade quilts, and our wedding quilt (or the wedding quilt-parts depending on if I ever get around to finish it :P )
A picture that Jordan's Grandma painted for us.
Jordan would probably grab is guitars, his dvds (all in 3 handy dandy book) and his fathers firefigher helmet.
And I'm not going to lie, I've got a couple pairs of shoes that I would grab if there was enough time ^_^

Charlie - posted on 07/07/2010

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The dog , the computer , the TV , the PS3 LOL , Jamie's guitar , all my photos are at my mums so thats safe , Coopers turtle , coopers blue book , and coopers "stooge" the iguana .

Lady - posted on 07/07/2010

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I know sharon I was saying to Iain last night we have to scan all our old photos including our wedding pics then move the evternal hard drive upstairs with us - the chances are if there was a fire it would be downstairs so we would be able to get down to retrieve it.
Sorry to pich such a goomy subject but I was just thinking about it.

Sharon - posted on 07/06/2010

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Geeze Gillian! Is this motivation for me to get out the TB drive and start scanning shit?

1 TB drive and you download/copy all your harddrives to it, scan a gazillion pictures, song files, documents to it...

Ok,

Pets
Photographs/albums
DVDs
TVs
In that order
Everything else is easily replaceable. The 48 inch lcd tv would be a little hard to replace right off.

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Kati, could you possibly have the non-bloody, non-holey parts of that quilt made into a pillow? Then you could display it somewhere where the boys won't get to it.

Krista - posted on 07/06/2010

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Definitely my external hard drive. I'd also save my violin -- I don't play much anymore, but it's handmade and one-of-a-kind, and I love it. I'd also save the wooden figurine of a buffalo that my husband carved, because he put so much work into it. And I'd grab my son's blankie, because one of my oldest friends crocheted it for him. If at all possible, I'd grab our filing cabinet, with all of our papers, but I'm guessing I wouldn't have time for that.

Everything else is just stuff.

Rosie - posted on 07/06/2010

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i worry about that too jenny. i'm naked so i'm afraid i'd be running around looking for clohtes instead of getting out of the house!

i'd get my wedding rings (i take them off at night)
pictures
my dog and cat
birth records and social security cards for my kids (i don't know where mine is, lol!)
i can't decide between my other stuff, i want to take it all!

you guys made me sad about quilts. my grandmother made me a quilt when i was younger-it was the last one she made before she died as well, and i ruined it! i wanted to sleep with it, so i did, and had my period all over it, and then the top started coming off so there are holes in it now.:( my great aunt caroline made me a quilt for my wedding, but i wasn't nearly as close to her as my grandma, sigh.

Lyndsay - posted on 07/06/2010

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EVERYTHING! Firs thing I would grab my laptop, but I'd want to grab some books too and probably some clothes. My dog is smart enough to run out with the rest of us, I don't have to worry about her.

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Oh god i'd have to save the house its the only one ive got and the ten million ive stashed under the floorboards of course. Damn wonder if thats how the fire started!!!

Erin - posted on 07/05/2010

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@Jenny, I never thought of a change of clothes!! Oh jeez that would be a sight! HA!

Jenny - posted on 07/05/2010

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External harddrive (aside from photos I have over 15,000 songs), photo albums, case with important papers, change of clothes (cause if it happened in the middle of the night I'd be nekkid) and my camera to get some shots of the fire.

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The cats, photo albums, computer, my afghan (my grandmother made it and I keep it at the end of the bed. If I can't sleep at night I cover myself with it and I drift off right away. How sad is that? A grown woman with a blankie).

All our important documents are in a fire-proof safe so if I couldn't get to them they should survive the fire.

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my kids' blankies! My 2.5 year old and my 17 month old both have blankies that were hand knitted for them (one by a close family friend and one by my hubby's stepmom) and they are both extremely attached to their blankies... Of course, if they had already been saved then there would be a really good chance that the blankies would be safe as well since both the kids would probably grab their blankies if they could!

Other than that, I would grab the giant manilla envelope with all our important info (birth certificates, SS cards, shot records, etc.) and my kid's baby books. I would also grab my bag of pictures from when my oldest was a baby since they are the only pictures we have from that time in her life (no digital camera at the time and the negatives are lost). Fortunately, all those items are in my computer desk and easily grabbed together should the need arise!

I would not really need my computer since I use an internet data backup service to store all my info just in case, but if I had time I would grab my laptop as well :)

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@ Erin, I thought about doing something like that. There's not much wall space expect in my bedroom, but the quilt doesn't match my duvet on the bed...gqtm. I'll find the perfect spot one day!

Sarah - posted on 07/05/2010

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I wouldn't save much....there's SO much junk and crap cluttering my house, it would be easier to start from scratch anyway! haha!

My husband would definitely save his guitar!
I would try to save as many of my books as possible!
Ooooh, and the keepsakes I have of the kids from when they where babies.....and my wedding dress......and my Ipod!

You can see how I ended up with so much junk now! I'm a bit of a hoarder! :)

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photos and laptop and the file with all our important papers

Two quilts my grandmother made: one was my childhood bedcover, it's now on Eliza's bed. The other is in my closet because I need to find a place and way to display it. It was the last quilt she made before she died. My mom and aunts decided to give it to me as a wedding gift one year later.

Sunny - posted on 07/05/2010

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Photos, mine and Noahs teddy bear, birth certificates, and my dance trophies and medals lol

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