Nobody believes in the word ‘disaster’. It isn’t real. It is that thing that happens to somebody else. It never happens to me. Except it does. Sometimes it is just little disasters-a flat tire when we are in a hurry, a broken pipe when it freezes, a clogged toilet (particularly when company is there), but there are also the big ones-a car accident, a house fire, the death of family members, loss of jobs.
It’s tough to plan for everything. So we don’t. It’s easier not to. Except that doesn’t work-and the results REALLY suck.
Now I realize that it takes effort, but, like most things, the front end effort makes the back end worthwhile. This is a terrific article that has some wonderful ideas on exactly what you need in your arsenal of ‘tricks’ to come out on the other side in as good shape as possible.
It’s work-I won’t lie to you. But it beats the expense and heartache of losing what you have if you don’t. Just make a list and get it done.