I learned a few things this morning.
* The day before a hurricane or tropical storm is supposed to come to your town, is NOT the best time to look for all the paperwork about your homeowners insurance. Go figure.
* The system that I have for filing away all of our important paperwork is in need of a complete overhaul. I have a lovely wood filing drawer that I routinely cram things in with absolutely no rhyme or reason.
Don't get me wrong, I know my ABC's and the more basic statements are in the obvious folders. For instance, the statements for Jay's Chevron card are filed under C for Chevron. It's the items with less obvious titles that I have trouble with. As in, the paperwork that Jay received from the doctor after his vasectomy. It could be under J for Jay, D for Doctor, H for Health, I for Insurance, or P for Penis. If I'm feeling especially creative it may even be under W for Wiener or Wang. There really is no telling where I'm going to file something away.
Ours is not a file cabinet you go to when you need an important paper in a hurry. All requests for important paperwork should be given to me, in writing, at least a week in advance. Then the person doing the requesting has the important job of praying that I don't actually file the written request.
Are you wondering what folder the homeowners insurance paperwork was in? Silly you, it wasn't in one at all.
It was in a cabinet in the kitchen under some cookbooks and a bundt pan.