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Check’s in the Mail

So our mortgage company is holding the insurance money for renovating our house. They cut a check months ago when our contractor first submitted a bid, for one-third of the estimated total.

A couple months ago they sent an inspector along to confirm that work has been underway. They cut another check for the next third on June 12th, and mailed it on June 13th.

Now it’s mid-August. I called the mortgage company yesterday morning to say the check hadn’t arrived. They said they’d put a stop on the check and mail a new one.

Sure enough, when I got home, there it was, sitting in my mailbox: The long lost check. I called the bank immediately. “Can you stop the stop?” Nope, too late. So I’m sitting here looking at a check for $18K that’s not worth anything.

It’s kind of funny actually. So I’m going to stop swearing and have a good laugh about it.

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  1. Lee Lee

    It is kinda funny. Almost like when I had a 100k scratch off ticket, only to be shown by the lotto people that I had been beat by a royal flush…..BTW how’s it going ??

  2. doctorj doctorj

    I deal with insurance companies all the time in my practice. Their goal is to hold on to YOUR money as long as possible. Welcome to my world! LOL! Hope you get YOUR money very soon. By the way, I love your blog.

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