I was going over documents and papers we carry on board. I found this picture which is a reminder of our recent 11th anniversary on board. The picture is from our first night on board Tarwathie. Aw. Sweet.
I asked Libby, "Why do we have so many documents that aren't signed. What's the use of that?" Then, I realized that too many of them were unsigned. Upon closer inspection, I see blue smudges next to the signatures. Yes, that's right moisture had erased the signatures while the documents sat in storage.
- We should have used a permanent ink pen to sign. We signed them in the lawyer's office, he should have the right pen. I have no explanation about the wrong pen.
- We should store such documents in a safe deposit box with a controlled environment. But without a home base that has its risks too. I bet that after 11 years we would have a high probability of forgetting which institution the box was rented from, and almost zero chance of locating the key. It would work well only if the box was in a bank that we visited frequently.
- The real solution is what we do with many other things; we leave stuff with Jen and let her take care of it. That's what we'll do with these wills and proxies and stuff.