Congrats! You are about to head out the door for vacation. You have your bags packed and are ready to depart. You locked your doors and leave the driveway. You only forgot one thing…
When You Go On Vacation Make Sure You Have Someone to Check on Your Stuff
Yesterday was a prime example of why you should have someone you trust back at home to check on your stuff. My parents left for California for a week to visit my brother this past Wednesday. This normally wouldn’t be a problem but if you’ve been following the news at all you are probably aware that tropical storm Debby is churning in the Gulf of Mexico as we speak. Not a problem for most, but I live in the Florida panhandle…
When they left there wasn’t anything threatening our area. As the week went on we knew there was a chance of a tropical disturbance but it was either going to go east to the Florida peninsula or west to Texas. This weekend it actually turned into a tropical storm and last night they decided it was slowly going to drift into the Florida panhandle… lovely!
They aren’t predicting a full blown hurricane to hit but any type of system like that definitely causes a storm surge. Guess what? My parents own a boat at a marina! That’s right, I spent last night running out to my parents’ boat to make sure that everything was OK.
Luckily they had tied it down really well so it wasn’t going to go anywhere or hit any part of the docks. There were a few items they asked me to put in a storage container but other than that things seemed to be going as well as possible with a tropical storm threatening.
So How Does This Relate to You?
You don’t live in Florida and don’t have a boat… understandable. Things can happen anywhere. If you’re on vacation in the winter you could have a snowstorm back home and need someone to check on your pipes so they don’t freeze. You could get a lot of rain and have a flash flood. A tornado could rip through your neighborhood.
I hope none of these things ever happen to you but things do happen. Always make sure you have someone back at home to check on your house or other valuables while you are gone. It will allow you to relax knowing your valuables at home are safe.
When you go on vacation do you have someone check on your house or other valuables? Do you have any other tips or tricks to allow you to keep your mind at ease so you don’t worry while you’re supposed to be relaxing?