Halloween meets Earthquakes

Well it's been a scary week, so putting Halloween decorations in the front yard seems appropriate.

We are having multiple earthquakes at all hours of the day here in Berkeley, the most recent one happened at 5:30 this morning. Local officials have warned us for years that we are way overdue for a huge earthquake and most of us have a stash of survival supplies in our backyards.

Earthquakes are a continual reminder to ask "what really matters to me?"

While I can philosophize about the answer to that question on a calm day, life becomes raw reality in the middle of an earthquake.

As an artist, some of us may have thousands of designs stored on our computers, and even though I have online backup storage, I still found myself grabbing my laptop and running out the front door with it, which made me realize how much of our life is on the computer (and how heavy a laptop becomes when you run with it).

What about you? What is the first thing you would grab on the way out the door?

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K. Henderson Art said...

I live in Forest Fire country so it's something I've thought about. I figured by the time I get my cats, dogs and birds in the car, throw in some old photo albums, the car will be pretty full

Anonymous said...

I would grab my cats and computer. I have a desktop though, so the computer could be a BIG problem to run with! :)

Bambi said...

pretty sure we felt an eathquake about 11:30pm a couple of nights ago. I live in the Murphys area (a couple hours from you). We were evacuated a few years ago due to a big fire. I loaded too much stuff in the car.... if it happens again: computer, dog, cats, cds of art & slippers.

Phillipa said...

Living in an earthquake zone here in christchurch NZ. we think about what to take.
The laptops and my charm bracelet..lol. everything else can be replaced.
Cross fingers our quakes have eased off some. only every few days now.
Regards Phillipa from not so shaky Christchurch :)

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