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Friday, July 31, 2015

Cancer - A Personal Story

Millions of people have gone through what I have just dealt with. And each of us has a story. Here's mine. Maybe it can help someone you love.


The Bad News


On the afternoon of April 28th, I received a call from my primary care physician.  I had seen him earlier that day for a pre-surgery physical for cataract surgery and in response to very gentle and open ended question, I told him about a minor pain in my left side.  He was confident in his diagnosis of diverticulitis, but decided to order a CT scan just to be safe. That was how the "mass" was discovered in my right kidney.

Telling My Wife and Getting Ready for Surgery

Thursday, July 9, 2015

An Embarrassing Consequence of Synching all Your Devices

Sometimes it's not a good idea to synchronize all your devices.


My nephew Paul, is married to a wonderful woman named Amy.  Last year, they moved to a new home and were trying to get to know the parents of their children's friends.  Amy
wanted access to the school directory with the names and phone numbers of the parents. She was asking around and got an email from one of the members of the Parent Teacher Organization, a woman she had never met.

Amy has a highly-developed (? - you be the judge) sense of humor and plays practical jokes on her husband. Here's one that had some unintended consequences.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Floods and Your Vital Documents

There are many areas of the country experiencing much higher than normal rainfall right now.   We're under yet another flash flood warning ourselves here in central Indiana today.

According to Fema.gov, floods from excessive rain are one of the most common hazards in the United States.  Not all floods are alike. Some develop slowly, while others can develop in just a few minutes and without visible signs of rain.  The damage could be centralized to a small neighborhood or community, entire towns and even multiple states.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy 4th of July



Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on  4, 1776.

Friday, June 12, 2015

It's our 3rd Birthday!

On June 11, 2012 SafelyFiled officially opened the doors.  In some ways, we can't believe it's been 3 years already.  In others....well it seems more like 10 years.  But in all ways, it's been exciting!

 


When we first started and talked to other entrepreneurs,  we were told, "However hard you think it's going to be to start a company from the ground up, it's going to be even harder and take a lot longer than you can imagine."  That didn't deter us though.  Of course, looking back now, it indeed was a lot harder and is taking a lot longer than we thought it would. It also takes a lot more dedication, time, money and faith than we thought was possible.  In hindsight, we are very glad that we didn't know then what we know now!   

We don't want to bore you with details of what all has happened since we opened our doors but we would like to highlight some things since our blog last year announcing our second birthday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Preparing Your Child For Summer Camp

Hot days and warm nights.  Fireflies, campfires, smores and wiener roasts.  Tents, sleeping bags, flashlights and bug spray.  Don't you just love summer?

 

Did you go to summer camp as a kid?  I did.  I remember the excitement building up to leaving for camp.  Packing summer clothes, swimsuits and sun block. Stocking up on favorite snacks for after lights out.  I always had to have my diary and a couple of pens so I could capture the highlights of every day on the pages.  How did I know that in my adult years I'd need those diaries to remember much of my childhood?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Before You Ask Someone To Be Your Executor

About 30 years ago, our best friends asked my husband and me to be executors of their estate and take custody of their children if something happened to them. We gladly accepted. Afterall, we loved them and wanted to help.  But we had no idea what was being asked of us.

 

We're so very thankful that nothing did happen.  Their kids are fully grown adults now and our friends are still alive a well.  Thank God for that!