Securing Yourselves from Pirates
Avast, mateys! Tomorrow, September 19th, be that glorious day o' th' year, th' greatest o' all holidays, th' one, th' only Talk Like a Pirate Day! But if'n ye be leery o' pirates, ye hearts be in th' right place -- for ye should be afeared o' them! For there be nothing that a pirate wants te do more than trespass upon yer property, take yer belongings, and even shiver yer timbers! It be their thing. Even here in North Texas, piratin' can happen. Even if ye be in the possessio
Bad Luck Got You Down?
Yes, it’s that time of year again. The dreaded Friday the 13th, the day of bad luck for all. Of course, it’s also Fortune Cookie Day, Blame Someone Else Day, and Positive Thinking Day. Today really gets around. There’s a lot of debate about how the concept of “Friday the 13th” as the day of bad luck got started, but we’re pretty certain it was someone who hadn’t kept current on his insurance. Letting your policy lapse or under-insuring your property is like you’re inviting ba
Hail . . . From Space?
We’re all used to the idea of hail here in North Texas, but 56 years ago today, a very different kind of incident occurred in Grayson County after sunset. A fireball was spotted in the sky, with several accompanying explosions that spread debris over a wide area near Bells, TX. It wasn’t a missile, though; it was a meteor, a piece of rock and/or metal that occasionally falls from space. Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere, but several fragments of this one landed, and are
Don't Procrastinate on Insurance
Yesterday was Be Late for Something Day. Did you know that? We didn't until recently. We were going to share a blog post about it, but . . . stuff happened, and we never got around to it. But now it's Fight Procrastination Day, so we don't have any excuses. Take our word for it: updating your insurance information is definitely not something you want to procrastinate on. A lot of people move during the summer, or make adjustments to property; if you made any changes, don’t he
Sunday is Grandparents’ Day!
It doesn’t get nearly as much press as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but the second Sunday in September is always Grandparents’ Day. That’s right, folks; in addition to getting to spoil your kids’ kids, you get an extra day in honor of your hard work holding babies, cracking silly jokes, slipping them candy, and buying them toys. So parents, make certain you get your kids to their grandparents’ house this weekend, or at least give them a call or start a video chat. They dese
Labors of Love (and Hard Work)
Today is Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. Now, September 23rd is the official end of summer, of course, but everyone knows when things really change. Time to pack up the grill, put away the swimsuits, and get out the football jerseys. Okay, so technically you can still grill while wearing that football jersey. Tailgating was invented for those who didn’t want summer to end, after all. But we don’t recommend combining it with swimsuits. Regardless of whether you're wil