[AccessD] Hope for the Best, Anticipate the Worst

Rocky Smolin rockysmolin2 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 21 22:09:17 CST 2022

But who, in the event of your demise will know where all these things are
stored, will understand them, AND know what to do about them? You need to
name someone in your will or trust - someone considerably younger than you


On Fri, Jan 21, 2022 at 7:01 PM Arthur Fuller <fuller.artful at gmail.com>

> aAnd then there's the problem of how to back up oneself. In a multi-person
> firm, this issue may not arise,but in a one-person shop it most certainly
> does. I do all the backups and remote storage locations and so on; so far,
> so good. But I am 75am 74 years old, and have visited three doctors this
> week alone. here will come a time when I don't wake up, or perhaps more
> romantically, fall into a snow drift and gently freeze. On that day, there
> will be a discrepancy between what is stored off-site and what I was
> working on this morning. I live alone, spouseless as it were, so no one
> knows the passwords to my various computers, my on-line banking accounts,
> etc. .
> My current "solution", to use that term loosely, is a filing cabinet
> containing two important files, one called Legal and the other called
> Vitals. The latter contains a document listing my Gmail account and
> password, the passwords to my computers and so on. I have told my best
> friend about the existence of those file folders. So in the event, she can
> enter my apartment (she already has a key) and rifle through those folders,
> and take the necessary actions
> There is a client list, currently numbering one, and everything I write for
> him is stored hourly on a thumb drive.
> Part of the reason I'm thinking about these things is the passing of Meat
> Loaf, at age 74 -- precisely my age. Have any of you considered these
> issues, and if so, what plans have you made to deal with them?
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