World’s Biggest Live Oak Tree

worlds largest like oak treeToday (2/24/14) was a good day to be a Louisiana notary public. My two most important jobs today were for my favorite local lender. Both of them were mortgage refinance closings, one being in Mandeville, and the other in Gonzales.

The Gonzales closing was scheduled for late this evening, but luckily for me the docs came in early and the borrowers said the sooner the better. They were a really nice elderly couple. I can only hope that my attitude is as good as their when I’m their age. Their loan officer did a great job of explaining the numbers to them, so my job was a piece of cake.

The Mandeville closing was fairly early this morning. I’m always worried about traffic when I travel that far. Just one wreck along the way and I could end up hours late. Traffic was easy, and again the borrowers were great. They were just so happy to get away from a large national mortgage company. Their former lender has been making them jump through hoops to refinance their loan for about four months, and they never completed it. The new mortgage company had it closed in under two weeks. Yay for the local lender!

The best part about the Mandeville closing was that they lived a few houses away from the world’s biggest Live Oak tree. I love big old oak trees, and this one was absolutely amazing! It’s called the Seven Sisters Oak. It’s about 1,500 years old and is just huge! Mind blowing huge! The house that is beside it is also huge, but the tree completely dwarfs it. The trunk is 38 feet around, and there are seven clumps of branches that come off of it. I wish you could climb on it, but it sits on private party.

In other notary news, I fixed a billing issue that I had with Google, so my expensive ads should be running again. I also met with a new client on a confusing succession and cash sale of real property issue. It’s going to be a difficult one, but it’s also a good learning experience.

Thank you for reading my notary blog! If I can help you, just give me a call at 225-907-5280.

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