I’ll be spending part of my Thanksgiving sorting and packing, getting ready to take the first load of non-essentials to storage in anticipation of an upcoming move forced on me by my mortgage servicer/lender Wells Fargo.
The foreclosure sale on my house is scheduled in late January, but between being very busy at work and needing to put at least a little energy into Christmas shopping for family and friends, I’m feeling the need to try to get a bit ahead.
As angry as I am at Wells Fargo and as disgusted as I am with the course our “leaders” are charting for this country, I remind myself that I am in better shape than many of the millions who fallen victim to the big banks’ foreclosure feeding frenzy.
I don’t have kids who will be uprooted from school or friends by a forced move. I have a job; my company is finally recovering from the economic downturn caused by the greed and fraud of the big banks. I am healthy and able to work, to pack and to haul my belongings across town. I have the financial resources to find a new home for myself and my pets. I have the skills and determination to keep fighting Wells Fargo until the very end. And I’ll be telling my story and urging people not to do business with Wells Fargo and the rest of the big banks for the rest of my life. You can count on that.
So, as much as is possible while I’m sorting and packing to leave what I thought would be my home for life, I am thankful today on this day of national Thanksgiving.
My good thoughts and very best wishes to all the other Americans who have been lied to and strung along and cheated by the banks that are supposed to be serving them. I wish you a peaceful and prosperous New Year. I hope you fight as hard and as long as you can to keep your home. I hope you keep your old home or enjoy your new one. I hope you tell the story about what your bank has done to you to as many people as you can. I hope you never deposit or pay a dime to another big bank ever again and you encourage your friends, family and even total strangers to move their money to local/regional banks and credit unions.
Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving.