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message 1: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 1184 comments So, there I was, happily not really watching TV and surfing the internet and ...

The fire alarm goes off.

Not the normal little battery operated guys that warn me that I've burnt some toast ... oh no. At 2130 on a freezing cold night, that's never the kind that goes off ... the building wide system for my high-rise. I vaguely hear "the voice" in the hallway ... "There has been an emergency reported in your building. Evacuate immediately," it says, calmly. Over and over and over again.

So I grab some socks and shoes, but not the envelope of important personal documents that I should put in a safe deposit box. Those I leave in the dresser drawer.

What do I grab instead? My Kindle.

And before I dash out into the night to learn of the fate of my building ... I realize I have to nip back into the bedroom for my book light, since it's kind of dark out there in the parking lot, and I might need to pass the time reading.

There was damage to the building, but not my apartment, actually got cleared to return by 2300.

message 2: by Patricia (new)

Patricia (pg4003) | 148 comments I totally understand you, Stormhawk! A couple of years ago here in Kentucky we had a terrible ice storm and were without power for a week (that was before I had a Kindle).

So based on that experience, a couple of weeks ago it was snowing and wind blowing here and the power went out for about 5 minutes. What was the first thing I did when the power came back on? Plugged in my Kindle! If we ever lose power again I want to make sure my Kindle is charged.

message 3: by J.D. (new)

J.D. Stroube | 2393 comments Mod
lol I can completely understand this! In my old building we had fire alarms going off all the time (some real fires) and every single time I left, I took my purse, phone, and Nook. That was it. lol

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