Alistair Darling's phone rang.
In Newcastle-upon-Tyne, property prices are racing ahead. Over the last year it ranks as Britain's top performing city, with an 11% jump in the cost of buying a home.
After a Carney-free fortnight in Asia Minor, I returned to Blighty to find even my dentist singing the praises of the new governor.
Is this for real? The City certainly thinks the economy is finally emerging from the long, dark tunnel of stagnation into the sunlight of strong growth.
If you want to know the likely outcome of the next general election or the Eurovision song contest, consult a bookmaker.
It's murder out there in the currency and bond markets.
If George Osborne had wanted a "no change" candidate to squire the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street gently through the next five years, he could have opted for any of several high-flying Brits, including well-respected deputy governor Paul Tucker.
Had Keynes not been cremated, the policies of austerity pursued in this country and the eurozone since 2010 would no doubt have had him turning in his grave.
Ed Miliband is unusual in British politics, and it may be due to the influence of his academic father.
The coalition has attempted to play down a warning by the business secretary, Vince Cable, that Britain faces the risk of a triple-dip recession.