Monday, June 18, 2012

LADYBUG WHAT? MONDAY

Ladybug, Ladybug, fly away home
Your house is on fire . . . 

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Here's the scenario: Your house is on fire, but your entire family is safe, including furry children. The house is going to burn completely before the fire department can arrive. You can go in safely, and grab one thing. What item will you rescue?

Maybe you know right off the bat what you'd save from the burning house, but it's a very difficult decision for me. Do I rescue the two beautiful plates over the mantel that my great-grandmother brought with her from Norway? Do I grab the only photo album I have with pictures from my childhood? 

Ahhhh. Wait a minute. I do believe I have figured it out.

I'd save the laptop with all my writing on it. I don't really need photos. Although the Norwegian plates are precious to me, they're not as precious as words.

I'm glad I know what I would do.

Now, how 'bout you? What item will you rescue?

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug, who eagerly awaits your responses

26 comments:

  1. My Children first and then if I do have time my passports. Nothing else is important to me at all.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. You are not at all materialistic, PAPS. Good for you.

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  2. Considering that all of our possessions fit in one room, you would think it would be easier for me to answer. In some ways it is because my instinct tells me that I would need to grab the laptop since it has all of our photos, writings (including Branden's PhD work), and is our link to family back home, but I would be heartbroken to lose our wedding quilt that my Granny made us and we have taken with us along our travels, and Branden's guitars. Since we live on a narrow strip of land between two branches of a river, I have laid in bed at night many times thinking of what I would do if we started flooding...but I was able to take more than one thing ;) So yes, I have to stick with laptop but that is not an easy question!

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    1. It's a toughie, isn't it? A quilt made by Granny! That would be very hard to lose.

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  3. That's what I thought of, too--my laptop. ;)

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  4. The cedar chest with all my photo albums in it, mostly because that is also where I keep the Klonopin. I figure I will need the Klonopin to cope with the fire.

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    1. HA! I didn't think of that. I wonder if there's some way to hide the Xanax inside my laptop.

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  5. Laptop, wise choice. All my pictures and records are on them. But number one choice? The dogs.

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    1. The dogs are safe. I put it in the scenario because my dogs are more important than anything else. So feel free to take your laptop.

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  6. Hmmm, is it night time? Was I awoken from slumber? Becasue if that's the case I'd likely be half naked and go back in for a bathrobe and some slippers.

    Otherwise... the kids baby books and important stuff are all in a waterproof, fire proof safe... so I'd get the fixings for s'mores since around here it could be a while until the FD got to the house, and by then we'd have a pretty good blaze going.

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    1. Juli, that's hilarious. It reminds me of a post I need to write about a fire and a naked man.

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  7. I'd save the computer. I can't see most of the pictures anyway. (of course I'm assuming you are counting the animals as part of the family.)Oh and a blanket.

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    1. Of course the animals are part of the family, silly girl. I'm reading your book so I should be able to review it very soon. It's adorable!

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  8. I'd have never thought of the laptop. But as I'm sitting here thinking, I saw my husband's fire helmet and the respirator he wore at ground zero...then I thought of the main thing....MY MEDICINE!!! First I'd have to find a large bucket....

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  9. Why survive the fire if you don't have your meds?

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  10. I think I would grab my backup drive on my computer because as you say, it has all my writing on it. But it has much more. It has the songs and music we've written through the years. It has most of my pictures, my favorite music I've collected through the years.
    I has both my books, the published one and the unpublished one.
    Most of the other stuff could be replaced.
    Thought provoking post girlfren.

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    1. Isn't it fascinating that by saving one item, you save so many?

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  11. Dear Janie, if the cats are safe, then I'd rescue first the laptop and/or the flashdrive. But oh, leaving those pictures behind of my mom and dad and their parents. That's hard. So I think I'd rush back into the house and take them down from the walls. Yes.

    Peace.

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    1. Maybe you could carry the laptop and the photos at the same time. Making a second trip into a burning house doesn't seem a good idea.

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  12. myself, of course. The Queen reigns supreme!

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  13. My childhood stuffed Snoopy...but if Peanut's stuffed dog Barkley was still in the house (most days he's permanently attached to her) I'd get him instead.

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    1. Awwwwww, that's so sweet, Stephanola.

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