Friday, October 07, 2005

Home no longer on Site...

This line is from a fax sent to me to describe the damage by one my collegaues in field in the hurricane affected areas. This one line brought chills down my spine. In an instant, one can lose a lifetime of memories, possessions, collections, everything which makes a house a "home".

I pray for everyone who has been through this horrible tragedy. However, one thing to learn from this is to have backup (electronic if possible) of everything that is important. I think I better invest in a scanner...

And I was freaking out when I almost lost my CD collection!!!!

3 Comments:

Blogger shooGu said...

Regarding your comment about making a backup of everything important, the NYT had an article about this, headlined "How to Prepare for One Really Quick Getaway".

3:14 PM, October 10, 2005  
Blogger St Louis Cardinals BUFF said...

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4:44 PM, October 11, 2005  
Blogger derivativesgeek said...

Sorry, but you cannot prepare for such an event as Hurrican Andrew/Katrina/Wilma. Generally, these individuals were at the wrong place at the wrong time. Insurance, and Re-Insurance is always an option, but at the end of the day hedging against a near 100% random weather anomaly is the ultimate "trade" which even the brightest cannot predict, and the richest do not have pockets deep enough for. Unfortunately, not even the U.S. Treasury, or Fema.

- derivatives geek aka quantphd

6:42 PM, October 25, 2005  

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