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RE: A Serious Topic

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Posted by: kittyromeo at Sun Oct 28 23:22:33 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by kittyromeo ]  
   

Since the rolling blackout that took out much of the eastern US a few years ago I've kept bottle water stockpiled. I use to have a carrier big enough to handle all three cats in a pinch but someone borrowed it last year and never returned it. That is a problem - Stink could and would shred any pillow case I stuffed her in. Paperwork is in a fire safe and we just did a review - found one policy that wasn't updated with the rest two years ago when we married. opps!

Having lived in a building that caught fire 5 times in 3 years, I think most people don't realise just how easy it is to start a fire. And some say you should replace those smoke detectors every 10 years, more often if you smoke. It was the first thing I did when I moved in with BSM.

Sometimes I get a bit irritated with endless lists of things "in case of emergency". They come across as an overwhelming amount of work to many people when we really need to keep a few critical basics - up to date insurance, smoke detectors, CO2 detectors, water, daily meds, pet carrier of any sort, a list of phone numbers in your wallet, a half a tank of gas. And look around your life/home/situation - I don't carry jumper cables in my car because sooner or later someone will come along who has them, but the lamp in the baby's room was choosen to help me break a window in case of fire.

And another thing - our neighbor was broken into, and shortly after police busted a guy who had two houses - several semi truck loads - of stolen goods, mostly tools. They had a warehouse where you could come claim your stolen items. So off went our neighbor with his ID and police report in hand only to be stopped at the door because he didn't have purchase receipts as proof he ever owned what he claimed was stolen! Hearing that, I went around the house and took photos of anything I thought someone might want to walk off with, in place, then e/m them to myself on my yahoo account. If my computer dies from fire, flood, wind or my own stupidity, they are out there in cyberspace. (should have burned them to CD as well)


   

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