1. I was most blessed today by the services of a kind stranger, who offered online his services as a notary, for the simple price of a cup of coffee. My husband and I are in the process of selling our house back in Illinois, and while our realtor had sent all the paperwork on our end in a large obvious envelope, which we duly signed, notarized and took care of a week and a half ago, the buyer’s realtor had sent his documents in a regular business envelope with a simple “National City Mortgage” on the front. We thought it was junk mail, but had the good sense to open it to check before tossing it. Once we found the paperwork last night, and realized we didn’t have much time until our closing on Wednesday, I frantically dug through Seattle’s livejournal, having noted a weekend notary post earlier in the week. So, I guess it happened because I was attentive, but mostly because this kind soul was happy to provide a public service, and because we were sensible enough not to toss our “junk mail” without first double-checking it.
2. My husband and I had two good conversations today in the car about important topics. And that happened because I was confident enough to bring the subjects up, and because he was willing to listen and respond- fortunately neither of the conversations ended in anger, which can sometimes happen when discussing volatile topics (like a cat who pees on *everything*). Anyway, it was excellent.
3. Not only was the notary good enough to sign our paperwork, but he and his companion were also very amiable, which was really nice. We had a good friendly conversation over coffee with them, and with lots of smiles. Us newbies to the land of Seattle enjoy proving that the Seattle Freeze is a myth, and these two guys certainly helped us on our way to breaking the stereotype 😀 I supposed it happened because Seattle actually does produce friendly people, and because we were just as willing to listen and ask questions as they were 🙂
But man, I totally wish I’d gotten the bee swarm 😀 That’s pretty awesome, if you ask me!