In similar fashion to The Items We Carry, The Burning House is: “what would you grab if your house was burning down?”

Honestly, Anna and I don’t have anything in this home that we couldn’t do without other than one another and the memories, music, and work we have stored on our computers.

This reminds me that since I began working at home two months ago I no longer have an off-site backup of my digital assets. It’s all the stuff that’s on my computer — photos, journal entries, music, financial information, etc. — that is irreplaceable. I think I’ll be looking into a good online backup service so that if anything catastrophic ever does happen all we need to think about is getting out.

The Burning House