Saturday, April 19, 2008

Of course!

I knew this would happen!

Yesterday I finally gave up on finding the Middle Child's birth certificate and made the pilgrimage to the city (and fork out $25) to get a new one. Today, I find the original.

We keep all our important documents in a safe custody lodgement at the bank - birth certificates, marriage certificate, life insurance policies, wills, passports, stuff like that. No worries about saving them if the house is going up in flames. No problemo for our executor, in the event of our untimely deaths. Plus I always know where they are.

Except, I got TMC's birth certificate out for something (forget what now) and meant to put it back, but didn't. And then last year when we went through that whole finding a rental property thing, we had to provide a ridiculous amount of ID to real estate agents, so I got Bike Boy's birth certificate and both our passports out for that. And then I put everything, including TMC's piece of paper, in A Safe Place. Uh-oh.

As always, when you put something in A Safe Place, you can never find it again. Not on purpose anyway.


Kathryn said...

At least you've got a spare :D

Anonymous said...

I'm glad i'm not the only one to never remember the safe place.

I hadn't thought of putting it all in safe custody lodgement, but it does make great sense.

Hope you are having a great weekend

Kek said...

LOL - I didn't really need a spare. I needed the $25 more!

Cat, it never occurred to me NOT to keep that stuff in safe custody. But then, I worked for a bank for 20+ years.


Jadey said...

OMG we aren't the only family that know the "safe place" is a disaster!

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