For reasons that are hard to explain but have a lot to do with The Day The Universe Tried to Sabotage Our Vacation, I mistakenly scheduled two mortgage payments with my electronic bill pay service. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize the mistake until it was too late. I spent ample time Monday morning getting both my bank and mortgage company on the phone to convince everybody that while I think Countrywide is doing a fine job with my home loan, I really wasn’t trying to spring for donuts and champagne for the entire company.
This is what I don’t get, though. It only took 24 hours for my money to move from my account to their account. But, the return trip is now on it’s fifth day. I think my money is actually sitting in a turquoise boat right now on It’s a Small World in Disneyland eating a churro.
Listen, Mortgage Money, wherever you are–please, please come back home. I miss you. I mean, I really, really miss you. I want you back home with us where you belong. You can even have control of the remote and watch C-SPAN as much as you want, and I’ll read Suze Orme to you as you drift off to sleep.