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Grog

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Prep Fauilures
« on: January 11, 2017, 09:35:36 PM »

This is a NON blame post, more like a "Dang, I messed that up hardcore post.


I had Home Owners Insurance, fire boxes for the important papers and carriers for the two cats, at the time (NO, sorry No dogs).
I had an escape plan, a meet up plan ans had resourced places to shelter/house both humans and pets, or so I thought,


What I DID NOT think about, was  the event something happened, (House fire from a 2nd hand freezer) shorting out, burning the house and having two cats there, while I was at work and my spouse at the time being out of town.

The first cat was rescued by some nice neighbors, the second I had to locate, which i did. trying to confirm that , Yes pets could be co located in a motel , where I had previously, had checked before, revealed a big NO.
No, at that tome, I did not think to look elsewhere, offering to pay the folks who had rescued the first cat, to , for a 2 to 3 day period, take care of both cats. Thank you for having neighbors,as I had made friends with their dogs, Boomer and Luna.

I did mange , through insurance as a home owner at the time, to get the cats settled in a semi permanent place with then my wife and recover, along with the Fire boxes of important contacts and documents, with Insurance, we survived , although there were failures.

Hopefully you will all learn from my mistakes, avoiding the same stuff.
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Re: Prep Fauilures
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 09:21:27 PM »

That's a crappy situation, Grog.

There isn't a lot you can do when something happens and there is nobody home. Fortunately we have friends and family in the area who would look after the cats and dog for us, and a place for us to stay.
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Re: Prep Fauilures
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 09:42:28 PM »

Canunk in denver,

Thanks, however this happened about 8 or more years ago, so not recent. I hoped this was going to be an interesting concept and discussion about what went wrong, so others do not have to pay the tuition in life for some of the education.
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Re: Prep Fauilures
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 10:00:12 PM »

It may be better today, Grog, but it still sucked at the time.

Honestly, I don't know that there was a whole lot more you could have done about the house. Well, a sprinkler system would have helped but that is a very expensive item to retrofit into a home. They're still not that common now, but insurance companies will give you reduced rates if you have one.

I think one of the key take aways from this is that you had done about as much as you could do. You had insurance, some people won't have insurance on their home, and you had the important paperwork in fire boxes. Certified copies off site would be an additional insurance option - kept at work, with a friend, family member or a bank safe deposit box. You could have made sure that the hotel would take cats, but it did work out.

Prepping is insurance to me, insurance that should everything go to hell I've done everything I can to ensure that my family, friends and I will make it to the other side of the emergency.
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