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12 December 2003 @ 10:03 pm
A real update for once...  
One of my favorite customers came in today to see me. She's 87 years old and has always been such a sweet and feisty woman. Through the years that I've known her, she's become sort of a surrogate grandmother to me, coming in just to talk with me about her children and about life in general. One year she gave me some ornaments her late husband had made for her so Mark & I could decorate our house and every year she brings me a Christmas card with money in it... (which I always fight with her to take back).

She hasn't been looking so well lately and she told me that she gets dizzy when she stands for a long time. :( She went to the doctor and they told her that they could barely hear her heart beating. :( I'm worried about her because she lives alone and her son lives all the way in New York and the family that she has who is here is not very helpful to her. :( I hope that she'll be okay. It's people like her that I'm going to miss the most if and when they do decide to move me. :( I've become very attached to all my customers. :(

On a theatre note - I just found out some wonderful news! Well,...for me anyway ;). Kayla found an article in Broadway.Com that says that Sutton will not leave "Millie" until Feb 15th. :) That means that I'll get to see her one last time as "Millie" when I go to NY in January to see Kevin! :) That totally made my day! :)

And wonders never cease... My slug of a hubby gave me permission to wake him up at 4am tomorrow morning so we could head down to CompUSA for a special sale for the employees of my bank (which is only from 5am - 8am). Everything in the store will be on sale from 5% - 70% off. :) I think this will probably be the only time I'll have permission to wake him before the sun comes up. :P The sale should be great, though! I hope we're able to find some good deals. :)
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Care: Carecareleswhisper on December 13th, 2003 01:05 am (UTC)
Gosh I really hope that your customer will be alright. What a nice woman she is. I hope this holiday season is a great one for her. She's lucky to have met you and you're lucky to have met her. :)
Sherishutterbug93 on December 13th, 2003 10:45 am (UTC)
She's a VERY sweet woman! I hope she's okay too. She's been through a lot this year but still as feisty as always. I hope that she takes care of herself, though - sometimes I think she thinks she's invincible. And yes, I'm very lucky to have met her! :)
Care: smilecareleswhisper on December 13th, 2003 01:06 am (UTC)
BTW, have fun at the sale!!! :D *hugs*
Sherishutterbug93 on December 13th, 2003 10:46 am (UTC)
Thanks Carrie! I did! It was SO much fun! But I spent waaaay too much money! :P
Carriecarrieh on December 13th, 2003 03:06 am (UTC)
Hope your customer is alright, it can't be easy if her son is in New York and her health isn't so good. I know it can be difficult when you work with elderly people. We have a lot of volunteers at work and a lot in their eighties, you never ever get used to saying good bye to them.

Have fun at the sale, sounds like there could be some real bargains to be had.
Sherishutterbug93 on December 13th, 2003 10:48 am (UTC)
Thanks, Carrie. I hope she's alright too. And her son is very sweet, I'm sure if he found out she was ill, he'd drop everything and come home to be with her.

And the sale was wonderful! I found a lot of really great things too. :)
irisheyes77 on December 13th, 2003 07:11 am (UTC)
That is really sad about that customer of yours. :( It must be horrible to get that up there in age and not have any family around to take care of you.

Wow, those are some good deals at CompUSA, but I don't think that even 99% off could drag me out of the house at that early of an hour!
Sherishutterbug93 on December 13th, 2003 10:54 am (UTC)
I think part of the reason she comes into the bank a lot is because she wants someone to talk to. :( She's very independent so I didn't worry too much about her living alone. But lately she looks like she may not be doing so well and that really worries me. :(

I don't think that even 99% off could drag me out of the house at that early of an hour!

:D I thought that's what Mark might say, but he surprised me by wanting to go. :) I guess his love of everything electronic was stronger than his love for sleep this morning. :)
ajayne on December 13th, 2003 08:35 am (UTC)
I hope your customer will be OK, but it sounds like congestive heart failure... =( I hope she's OK.

That CompUSA sale sounds awesome! I hope you get some great deals!
Sherishutterbug93 on December 13th, 2003 10:57 am (UTC)
Yikes! Do you think that's what it could be? I hope not! She's going to the doctor sometime next week and I told her to let me know what he says. I hope it's nothing really serious. :(

And the sale was so much fun! :) I think I may have spent a little too much money, though. :P
ajayne on December 13th, 2003 06:05 pm (UTC)
Well, i am not a doctor... or even close, but I know someone who was dizzy like that and that's what it was. I will HOPE though, that is it nothing... and maybe just low blood sugar or high blood pressure. That is easily treated.

Glad your shopping trip was fun. I think it would be so easy to spend too much money in that situation... but as long as you got good deals.
With a spark: Nature: Oceanconchispa on December 13th, 2003 08:42 am (UTC)
Ooohhhh, sale... Can't wait to hear what you scored!
Sherishutterbug93 on December 13th, 2003 10:59 am (UTC)
I just couldn't pass it up! An electronics sale? I bought a lot, but ended up spending waaaay too much. But I'm in electronic-land bliss right now. ;)
orion74 on December 13th, 2003 09:27 am (UTC)
When we went to Kentucky back in September, I got to meet one of Amanda's great aunts who was 87 years old. She was very sharp witted, self sufficient and mobile. I was very surprised to see that from someone her age. She even uses the internet, and my 70 year old grandmother is "afraid" to use computers! Amanda's great aunt also went to the doctor shortly before we got there, and she told us that her aorta is 100% blocked, and the doctors were really puzzled how she was still alive.

I hope you found a bunch of great deals at CompUSA! Maybe you can cuddle up with Mark and Sydney and take a nap later on today! :)
Sherishutterbug93 on December 13th, 2003 11:02 am (UTC)
Wow! Amanda's great aunt uses the internet? My Mom is only 63 and she's scared of her computer. :) That's so wonderful to hear of elderly people who are still so young at heart. :)

And the sale was fantastic! :) I'll post about it in a bit - but now I think I'm going to do what you said and snuggle with with the family for a little nap! ;)