Friday, September 16, 2011

What Would You Take?

A friend of mine lives in a forested area in New Mexico. A few months ago, he received a call from the local police saying that unless the wind shifted, he and his wife would have to evacuate their home in an hour. Fortunately, the wind did shift but he said the incident forced them to consider just what they could afford to lose. Being a good tax attorney, he immediately packed several files of key documents as well as family mementos and art works.

An hour was relatively generous. What would you take if you only had 15 minutes?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I know this one! The cat in his carrier, a change of clothes, laptops, car keys, and the folders in the front of the file cabinet (house, marriage, logbooks.) Agree on the road out and the alternate road out. Don't waste time on memorabilia if the sprinklers aren't running yet and the roof isn't hosed down. We had fire head come close too.