This morning from my 3rd floor perch I could see black smoke and hear tons of sirens. I couldn’t distinguish the sirens between fire and police but I figured the smoke meant the fire department was on site.
Then a text from my son:
Mva with injuries i287 and westchester ave. Involving a Tractor trailer. Stay away.
Aha, that’s what I was seeing and hearing. Then it dawned on me that were something to happen here at the apartment, like a fire, I have not thought through what I’d run out of the apartment with and how I’d get out.
We brought things like passports with us, other important documents like Wills and directives too, our COVID shot cards, but honestly those things are haphazardly stashed in the apartment that it would take some thinking to grab and go.
Soooooo, without sounding like a paranoid freak, I decided to create an emergency bag. A duffle pre-stuffed with the important papers, a one night change of clothes, my extra pair of eyeglasses, and an extra phone charger.
Anything else is inconsequential. Insured. Unimportant.
At home we had a plan made easy because our master bedroom was on the ground floor. We knew we could get out easily, get in the car or get next door if we had to.
Here, it’s not anything that I thought through, until today. Silly? Maybe. Will anything happen? Very unlikely. But once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout. I’m being prepared.
Anyone else have an escape plan if there’s an emergency or am I the only crazy one in the room? Don’t answer that!! 🤪👵🏻🤪👵🏻