April 9, 2007 3:00pm CST
So far this scenario has happened to me twice in the past 2 years. The last time was in February - both times because of brush fires. The price I pay for living in Southern California I guess. So what would you take? I grabbed the pets of course! The cat was really really unhappy as I crammed her into her carrier - she HATES that thing! As we were not yet manditorily evacuated this time, I did not empty my closets, but I grabbed my lock box and unplugged the computer so they would be good to go. I did pack a big canvas tote with a bunch of stuff, including some things I had been paid for but had not yet sent to some people in another forum, some jewelry I had made and been paid for but had not delivered, and some personal items. It was kind of hard to think anyway, so I am sure I would have left a lot of things I would have wanted later. I just have sooooo much "stuff"!