I hope everyone had a good Passover or Easter holiday this past week. Last weekend was a wild one here in the mid-west with all the tornadoes and thunderstorms. Now we are looking at potential flooding.
Many people in the St. Louis area are labeling last Friday as “Miracle Friday” because despite a tornado that took a 25 mile path of destruction through the northern part of the area there weren’t any fatalities or even serious injuries.
People heeded the warning sirens and sought out proper shelter.
I can’t even image coming out of my basement to find my home completely destroyed like the one below.
You can view a lot more pictures of the damage on the KSDK news site.
When looking at these pictures I get a renewed sense of what is important in life. Sometimes we put an unrealistic importance on our material possessions. Most can be replaced, the lives of our loved ones can’t.
It’s something to think about when the clutter builds up in our homes and we continue to come up with excuses to keep it.
Of course if a disaster should occur to your home it would help to be prepared to handle the aftermath. That means having the important papers you need to expedite the insurance coverage and replacement of any other important things you may need.
I think it’s time for me to re-evaluate the precautions I have or have not taken regarding my household inventory (needs updating) and other important papers. I need to go over the chapters in my eBook again and make sure everything is ready in case of a disaster.
I have decide to make this a challenge for me during the month of May. I will work my way through my papers and household inventory and post about it on this blog. Why don’t you join me in this challenge?
Ways you can join me:
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Together we can clean up our paper clutter and have peace of mind should a disaster ever happen. Of course we pray it never does, but just in case.
To a lighter load along the way.