Looks like I may need a new bank in Irvine, preferably one that also has branches in New York. Maybe Wachovia or will they be next to go? I’d use Bank of America, except my wife already uses them and I’d rather not put more than one egg in each basket these days. Update: Looks like it may just turn into another Chase branch, and not actually close. I got away from Chase years ago, but for now that would work.
Fortunately, WAMU is not my main account (that’s still in New York at Amalgamated.) so this is just a minor inconvenience. I am glad I didn’t deposit the check for my last article yet. Fortuitously, I’d accidentally written a bunch of checks on my WAMU account instead of my New York account recently. I narrowly avoided bouncing the rent, but it does mean I had relatively little money (less than a $1000 I think) in the account at the moment.