Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More Terror than Pity

All the convention watching was distracting. It was a lot like theatre - comedy and tragedy, terror and pity. While it was all going on, I got behind in my life. I also got behind in my blogging and blog reading. I have a lot to catch up on.

While I was distracted, we received the renewal for our homeowner's policy. I hate this time of year. This is one of the things that Suze Orman tells us to budget for, yet I never do. I have to buy appliances, go to the theatre, travel. But this year, more than ever, I know I really have to evaluate all the upgrades and come clean about how much coverage we need. Ugh. So much easier just to write the check and send it off. I really don't want to do a full accounting of all the new stuff. I hate this part of being an adult. I'm really only into adulthood for the drinking and staying up late.

As a new homeowner, one of the first things I learned was that we couldn't get homeowner's insurance to cover us if we owned a pit bull. That surprised me. Pit bulls and Rottweilers are absolutely verboten if you expect liability insurance. Now, I've met some nice pit bulls. My family had a couple of pit bulls when I was a kid. But these days, I don't recommend them. So if you're thinking of choosing a pit bull, any pit bull, for any reason, any reason at all, think again.

Everything you have may be at risk.


Jayne said...

Bwah ha ha ha ha!! LOVED the pit bull reference! Not that I'm suggesting that the pit bull is anything other than a pit bull, but you just might like this video:


NV said...

Oh, my dear, you are SO right. SO very right. Was just commiserating over this with a colleague.