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Road Trip Wednesday is a β€˜Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.Β This Week’s Topic:Β The house is on fire and you’ve only got time to grab five things. What are they?

Yay! So excited to be road tripping today! Been working feverishly to finish revising my WIP, which has left precious little time for blogging. But this prompt was just too good to pass up.

Hmm… This is tough! I’m going to assume here that hubby and baby were out buying some formula or something when the fire broke out (presumably because I left the iron on AGAIN). That being said, my five items would have to be…

1. Does a bookcase count as one item? No? Drat. Then I would have to grab my world’s-most-beautiful copy of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Leather bound. Gold-edged. Exquisite.

2. My laptop. WIP, anyone? (Yes, it’s saved in other places, like cyberspace and flash drives, but you can’t be too careful, ya know?)

3. My scrapbooks. I’m counting them as one item because… well, I don’t have an excuse. Just because I can. I got into the scrapping thing in college, which unfortunately was before the digital age, so now ALL my high school/college/early married life photos are cut up in pieces in three enormous books. Hmmph.

4. My jewelry box. Even though 80% of the jewelry I own is Target clearance, it’s got my engagement ring, my grandmother’s diamond, and my great-grandmother’s engagement set in it. None of them are of much monetary value, but they’re priceless to me.

5. Diaper bag. Because some things you can’t go without, even for a day.

It’s funny how we see things as so important, but when I sit here and try to think about what I’d be worried about, none of it matters all that much. If hubby and baby get safe, I just can’t bring myself to get worked up about everything else, even in imaginary land. Which, I suppose, is the way it should be.

What about you? What would you save?


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