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Author: TMFTom9 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 82240  
Subject: Partners outsmart each other Date: 9/3/2002 3:50 PM
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Hey Folks--

Thought this might be the place for this story:

We moved here in June 2000 for TMF job, and soon thereafter Partner told me that MN outfit couldn't insure in VA. He thought I would get the car insured with the same outfit that was doing our new homeowners' insurance -- and about which I had just asked him some questions. Reasonable assumption. But I thought since the car was generally his responsibility in the division of labor (and boy have those divisions gone by the wayside, but that's another post), he was going to take care of it.

So last week I was doing a quarterly-or-so update of our budget on Excel (it sounds more impressive than it is), I noted that there hadn't been any car insurance payments since we moved here. I thought Partner had written his own check and it had been worked out when we do our monthly finances, but I asked him to be sure.

Result? Turns out we have been driving uninsured since late 2000. I took care of it this morning, but we did NOT drive the car this weekend. ;-)

A sign that we are doing better every year? Neither used harsh words with the other. We just said, "Glad nothing happened," and as of three hours ago we're insured again. Of course, it does appear to have been my omission (as went over the history, seemed to be the case), and if it had been his I might have been a wee bit more vocal. ;-)

Any of you nodding your head at the "each thought the other did it"??
If so, please share!

Best,
Tom9
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