Jay’s at work (properly this time) today… his first real day. Yay!

Our friend Trasie dropped by last night for coffee… we sat around and chatted for a while, then walked over to look at the destroyed buildings from the fire. It looked pretty bad… the apartments above the stores that were burnt were a mess, you could see the sky through the front windows of the places. It took out about four stores and the apartments upstairs from them. I live in an apartment above a store… It’s just too close to home. Having a fire would be so bad.

Sometimes I think about the things that I would feel the worst about losing… most of them are things I’ve created, things that can’t be replaced… like the painting my sister did for me, or my collection of writing and journals and so on… although my paper journals are all in Vancouver at my mom’s house (I gave them to her to read…) I still have a lot of poems and stuff in my filing cabinet… and all of my old public school and high school report cards, and endless photos… all those things that can’t be replaced. It makes me sad just to think about it. There are already so many irreplaceable things I’ve lost by walking out on a bad relationship with only what I could carry… I still miss a lot of those things. I’ve been replacing some of the replaceable stuff for the past few years.


  • Anonymous

    November 14, 2000 at 12:37 pm


    I used to think I was paranoid; always thinking about death, emergencies, or natural catastrophes and how I would respond. now I realize that it’s good to be prepared about this kinda stuff – when you have valuable treasures, it’s a great idea to know how to protect them. if making copies of every single writing piece you do (like myself), or planning a fire escape route in your home makes you feel more secure, then do it! a little time and effort is nothing if it can save you heartbreak and loss 🙂


    • Jenny Lee Silver

      November 14, 2000 at 1:28 pm

      Re: safety

      Well, we have an easily accessible fire escape (through the bathroom.) Most of my writing has been transferred to the computer, but I haven’t had the chance to burn it to cd yet and store it somewhere away from home. the paper writing hasn’t been transferred yet… there is a whole lot of it out there. I’ll get to it eventually…