Wednesday 2 May 2018

Preparing the Hope-Not Package

The most noticeable thing about my lifestyle is that I am mobile. That may sound fun, but that means that I take everything I own around with me.

Again, this means that technically I could traverse the open road and go wherever my whims may take me. 

Sure, that sounds fun, but that also means that if anything were to happen to my truck and trailer, I would be totally screwed. 

Any number of a thousand things could happen, but let’s just say boil it down to destruction or theft. 

In either case I would lose not only all of my stuff but all of my important documents as well, as in all of the stuff that proves that I am me.

This is why I am putting together a package of all of that vital stuff and putting it into a bank’s safety deposit box. 

You might have guessed that I am calling this package the “Hope Not” Package, because I hope that I never have to actually crack that package open and use its contents.

Along with the important cards and documents that I need to have, yet not carry around with me, I am putting photocopies of all of the other cards, the ones I carry around and need, yet are still important.

One final thing that I will be putting into this safety deposit box is a hard drive of all of my vital data, the stuff I can’t afford to lose.

This way, in case of any number of a thousand things, I will at least have the necessary papers to prove that I am me.

While those of you out there living in a fixed address may be feeling all smug, just remember that you are in no less of a danger than I am to something bad happening to your house and all of those vital docs.

This is why, in my humble opinion, the cost of a bank’s safety deposit box is a worthwhile investment to guard against something so catastrophic. 

Imagine not only losing everything but not being able to legally prove that you are you?

With that happy thought . . . 

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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