If you were told your house was bought and you had to leave "now" what take?
November 11, 2006 6:17pm CST
What would you take if you were told by government officials that your house was being taken over and that you had to leave immediately.. That is besides everyone in the house..what object would you take with you? Would you leave?
12 Nov 06
That isn't very likely to happen where I live now but I grew up in a volcanic area and we always had to be ready to evacuate at a moments notice. My parents kept all important papers in a briefcase so it would be easy to grab it on our way out and we had a suitcase with basic things like toothbrushes, towels, a change of clothes and a few other things. Fortunately we never had to use it but we always had to be prepared. I have a box that I keep all important papers in and keep it in an area where it would be easy to grab it on my way out. I never thought about it until I read your question but I think the reason behind that box is my parents old briefcase. I think unconciously I am prepared to evacuate. I'm lucky to have a big family and we wouldn't end up on the street if anything happened to our house.
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12 Nov 06
I haven't had my home bought and told to get out, but I have been evacuated by fires... We have a metal fire box that we keep all of our important papers in, packed cases in case of an emergency and supplies that we would need while out of our home...kennels for our cats etc... Only once have I grabbed odd items and taken them with me as the fire was that close and that much a threat..I always pray the lord will look over ny home and keep it safe...but more inportant..is know my family and pets are safe...they are irreplaceable..unlike the things we collect...