Yesterday, I had to climb up on top of the washing machine and retrieve some stuff that had fallen behind there.
My arms aren’t long enough so I had to use a grabber tool. But… of course the washing machine is REALLY REALLY tall so, even with the grabber doohickey, I STILL couldn’t reach everything.
I needed about 3 more inches. I know, I know, that’s what she said.
Anywho, As I’m dangling over the side of this metal contraption, trying not to fall on my face, I realize something… there’s a LOT of crap back here.
How did this happen?
Eventually I gave up and decided I’d have to figure out how to move the machine out from the wall (it’s wedged pretty tight into a nook area and a logistical nightmare to move).
Just that there’s lots of stuff in life that somehow falls into the cracks and is subsequently forgotten… and if you do somehow realize you’ve lost something… sometimes it’s just out of reach and so you’re stuck… sitting there, staring at it.
I bring this up because September is life insurance awareness month. And… lots of folks are underinsured and also not saving enough money for their future anyhow.
They’re paying way too much money for their car, they’re drowning in credit card debt, and they don’t have a thousand bux in savings to cover a for-real emergency.
All these problems can be solved quite simply and elegantly and without a lot of pain. But, if you let them slip through the cracks, you’re going to wake up one day and realize you can’t fix it, no matter what you do.
So… let’s get to work.
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