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Monday, June 22, 2009

An Emergency Entry on Your Cell Phone

Good Morning! Hope you had a nice weekend. We are off as of last Friday around 6 pm. Over the weekend, we got the house ready for the next girls, played Settlers, had sushi, went to church,
made a list of what we want to do while we're off, talked to our dads and our children, and did some grilling, shopping, laundry, and napping.

Here's what I'm thinking about today:

An Emergency Entry on Your Cell Phone

This morning I needed to pick my husband up from the car mechanic after going to the gym. I hadn't taken my cell phone with me and was debating whether to swing by the house on the way. I decided to do it.

I got to thinking ... What if I had a car accident on the way and didn't have my cell phone? What if I were unconscious, how would they contact my husband if he were not at home or at the office? I can't remember if we put our cell phone numbers on our information when we renewed our drivers licenses. (As you can see, I have a very active and vivid imagination!)

On the outside chance someone might pick up my cell phone and try to figure out who to call, I now have an entry called "emergency numbers" with cell phone numbers for my husband, daughters and son-in-law.

I know this is a morose subject, but I have more peace of mind when I'm prepared for the unexpected. I tried to think of ways someone might abuse or misuse this entry, but I couldn't come up with anything. I don't know if it's a silly idea, but it's done. :)

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Other safety topics:

Organize an Emergency Kit for Your Car
National Preparedness Month - Making a Plan
National Preparedness Month - Emergency Kit #8 - Emergency Documents