Yup, I'm late again today. The workman were back this morning and threw my schedule off.
Well, sort of. I asked the nice workman to look at a problem with our sliding patio door. It's a double pane and there was liquid pooling between the panes. He determined there was a leak in the seal - a factory seal so, no problem, it would be covered under the warranty. All I had to do was pull the paperwork from when we purchased the door a couple years ago.
I want to point out here that my husband and I are both reasonably intelligent professionals. He's a financial analyst who has tried to retire several times only to be talked out of it by his supervisors who think he's walks on water. I ran a successful IT department for two decades before I retired a couple years ago.
It's not like we don't try. Every year or so, we sit down and try to re-organize the family files - bills and receipts, financial statements and insurance policies, medical records and home improvements, warranties and manuals - a place for everything, all organized and clearly labeled. Then we need the paperwork on a leaky door and it's nowhere to be found.
I did find the warranties for three phones, a clock radio, a CD player, and a microwave oven, none of which we still own. And there were complete records from the vet on the dog we lost two years ago (God bless his little heart). But nothing on the sliding door or, for that matter, on the new front door we had installed at the same time.
I'd like to blame my husband. After all, this is a home improvement receipt and that's his department. But...I am the one who's spent untold hours the past month searching for my missing digital recorder (with all the notes for my next book on it) and the only thing I found was the gold cross I'd spent untold hours searching for the month before.
So, anyway, that's how I spent my morning. Searching in vain for the warranty papers on a very expensive door with a factory defect. I'll go back to hunting shortly, and when hubby comes home, we'll probably hunt together. Maybe we'll get lucky.
Until next time.
How about you? What's your home filing system? Nice neat, everything-at-your-fingertips? Loose papers stuffed randomly in a drawer? Somewhere in between?
(You know, I never had a problem with my files at work. Maybe I can blame my husband.)
Hope you all have a great weekend. See you Monday.
Quotes of the Day: It is better to have filed and lost than not have filed at all." ~ Masterson