As a Notary Signing Agent that works on loan closings, applications, debt settlements and asset purchases, I never know what will happen on any given day. As a Mobile Notary Public that does general notary work in the Baton Rouge region, I get to meet all kinds of people. As an Attorney and Abstractor, I get to pay most of my bills on time. Long story short, I wear so many hats that sometimes I forget which one I have on. Today was no exception because it sure was a busy day!
Last night a nice couple called me from Prairieville,LA. They had received a loan modification package from their out of state lender that they needed to sign and have notarized. The trick was that they needed to have it done this morning before work so that they could get it dropped off to FedEx, and not miss any work. We agreed to meet in a parking lot that was the half way point for both of us around 6:00 A.M. They were grateful to have a notary that would meet them during unusual hours, and I enjoyed the few minutes I spent with them.
The next 8+ hours were spent working on abstracts (title searches). Most of them were fairly boring, but one was really fun. I’m sure that only an abstractor would understand this, but completing a chain of title that seems impossible is such a thrill! It almost feels like winning a gold medal. That “miracle abstract” made my entire day! I know,I’m a nerd.
My next job happened at a nursing home in Baton Rouge. An extremely friendly lady had called me earlier in the week about this job. Her mother was in a nursing home and had recently had an Estate Attorney in Kansas create an irrevocable trust for her. They got the paperwork in the mail today and needed me to check over it,get all of the signed signatures and notarize it. Mom was no longer able to travel easily,so they told me that I was a “real blessing” for them. Talk about making my day again! These ladies were just so friendly and appreciative. They are exactly why I do what I do. So we went through all of the paperwork to create her trust, finished the signings, and then shared a few stories about Texas, the dangerous Mexican border, and the Air Force. I should have been the one paying them!
My next assignment brought me all the way to Brusly, Louisiana over in West Baton Rouge Parish. A man that had recently moved here from Mississippi was selling an old car to his neighbor. Since both of these guys work all day, getting to a notary that works banking hours was hard to do. This was also the seller’s first time to sell a vehicle, so he wasn’t sure about the whole process. I spent maybe ten minutes explaining how the whole process works, created a Bill of Sale on the spot, transferred the title, and had a great time with these guys. They were just down to Earth country guys- my kind of people!
My next mission was to watch my son play in his jazz band at our church. I was late, as usual,but I really enjoy watching him. The boy could really make a life out of music, if he chooses that path. Of course mom wants him to be a nerdy engineer, but I silently hope to see him on MTV some day.
The day concludes with me writing this entry. I am really exhausted, so it would be nice to get some rest asap! Of course I will still answer my phone if anyone calls, but I’m going to try to get a few hours sleep in while I can.
Thanks for reading everyone! If you need a Baton Rouge Mobile Notary that will come to you 24/7,please give me a call at 225-907-5280.