Just when I thought I could take my business clothes off for the day and relax, I got a call to do a RESPA signing this evening in Colorado City. My first thought was, are they sure it's Colorado City, and not Colorado Springs? That's a bit out of my territory. I'd feel like a poacher.
It's south of Pueblo, almost 70 miles away. It's not that it's too far. It's just that there are a lot of notary signing agents in Pueblo, which is a lot closer. But if the company is willing to pay the additional travel fee, I'll go anywhere.
There isn't much to see along the way. It's almost all prairie. The last time I was down that far was when I drove to Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is an even more uneventful drive. But business is business. I'm not going there for sightseeing.
I was in a hurry almost from the time I left Colorado Springs. My agenda was to get the signing done, then head back to Colorado Springs as quickly as I could, and hopefully get the documents to the UPS Center in time for the 7pm pick up, so that they could go out this evening. I just made it.
Sorry I don't have any photos to share. Like I said, there isn't really that much to see. The population is a little over 2,000. You could drive through the town and not even know you'd been there.
But I always try to find the positive side of everything. Someone in a remote location was able to get his loan documents signed, and a notary signing agent made it possible. That's what this business is all about -- providing a convenience to the borrowers.