Yesterday I thought I was going to have a nice relaxing mani/pedi at the local shop. About 15 min after arriving at 2pm PST there were fire trucks with all the sirens blasting speeding on the major blvd. in front of the shop. Didn't pay much attention to it until major plumes of smoke could be seen almost in front of us. We all thought it was a house fire until another customer came in, who happens to live near me, and told us that there was a large brush fire up in the hills. She gave the exact location and that jolted me right out of my chair!!!It was in the hills where I LIVE To make it short, my home was not in direct danger, but what a way to ruin the afternoon! Cut short the pedi and tried to get home which wasn't so easy since they had closed off streets up to the hills. Finally got home and had to see what was really happening by turning on the TV. That fire was damn close and they had evacuated quite a few houses!!! Helicopters were flying making water drops until it was dark. Had to close all the windows because of the smoke/ash. What a day:censor: Well, that got me to thinking...what would I grab if told to leave ASAP. Anything I had made, like needlepoint etc. pictures and anything that I couldn't replace. Also...you guessed it...Hermes bags! Grab 'em screw the boxes! Opening closets in three bedrooms to try and get them all and if I had time, my Chanel jackets. Forget practical clothes So what would you take, aside from the obvious husband, children and pets?