Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fire and Theft and TORNADOS!! OH MY!!

Everyone thinks it will never happen to them until it does. Don't let yourself "get caught with yer britches down". Make sure you have a backup of your backup and then;
1.) Make an excel spreadsheet of every item in your house (and otherwise too) that has  a value of more than $100. Make sure include important info like serial and model number as well as a picture of said item too. If you are the unfortunate soul with one of these horrific events in your future, you will be prepared. If not, you will still be prepared.
2.) Make digital copies of all vital documents. Taxes, Marriage Licenses, Social Security cards, Adoption paperwork, citizenship, birth certificates, a photocopy of each person's ID or DL... you get the picture!! These copies, even thought they are copies will save you a HUGE hassle that you really don't need if you already have "other issues" to deal with.
3.) Take your excel sheet, your digital copies and all your important photos and back them up to two hard drives. put one in a safety deposit box and the other into a fire box at your house.
I know we are all very busy people and this is a very time consuming task, but you can really save yourself some heartache for later if you get it done now while you can.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

HEY! Get your hands off my "STIK"!!!!

I keep seeing this all over my Facebook page, and frankly, it makes me sick. For me, it all goes back to privacy and rights. takes my privacy settings and throws them out the window. Once I give them the go-ahead, they run right over me and every one of my FB friends. STIK takes the personality out of FB and gives anyone that creates a STIK user account and is my FB friend (or a friend of a friend) access to my friendlist. Now, I don't know about you guys, but I definately have "friends" on my account that aren't "really" my  FRIENDS. No, I am not talking about you ;). There is that crazy old lady accross from my house that I just can't say no to even though I am sure she has a split personality. There is creepy Uncle Bob that we all try really hard to avoid at every family function, and there is the real creep that my Aunt Sue friended because she plays Farmville with him. So, please excuse me if I wouldn't refer every "friend" on my list to you, your Aunt Betty, and your "creepy Uncle Bob". I would rather keep my friends well protected from the sleazier side of FB.