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A sad passing

September 14th, 2012 at 06:43 am

Yesterday morning I got the news that my beloved aunt had passed away peacefully in the night. I knew that it would happen any time. There is no word yet on a service for her -- I wouldn't be surprised if her daughters choose a private family service. Still, I would want to go. It's an all-day trip to drive there, so I will have to take some time off. I will also have to use vacation time, as the loss of an aunt doesn't qualify for bereavement time. And with the purchase of the condo looming, this is a really bad time for me. But -- she was a very important person in our family; everyone adored her. She will be greatly missed.

I will just double up my packing efforts until I have to leave.

Yesterday my lender left me a voice mail saying I hadn't returned certain documents. After a lot of sifting through email and hard-copy printouts, I determined that I was never sent those documents. I tried to contact the processor yesterday, but she was apparently out of the office. Today I got a brief email saying she would re-send. I'm so nervous about this loan, anyway -- this doesn't help.

Yesterday I received my Kindle cover. Unfortunately it was the wrong size. I realized that before it came, but it was too late to change the order. So now I have to send it back and pay the shipping. I paid for it with Discover points, so I hope they will correctly reimburse me with my points.

Today is "Spirit Day" at work. In the three years I've been here, I've managed to avoid buying a College T-shirt or sweatshirt, but this time it seemed like it was really expected. And those of us in development and alumni relations are held to a higher standard of "boosterism" than the rest. So I caved and bought a T-shirt at the book store yesterday - $16. I remembered why I hate branded wear. You can't get petites! I had to get a very large size just so the long tail would fit over my hips. If the shirt would only stop where it should, I could get a shirt to fit, but they are always long, long, long! I feel very uncomfortable today, which is not the idea at all.


18 Responses to “A sad passing”

  1. laura Says:


    So sorry to hear about the passing of your aunt. Sounds like a lovely lady who was valued by all of her family. Take care.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    ((Hugs)) May the happy memories of your aunt fill you with peace.

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Sorry about your aunt, but I am glad that you were able to work it out to be able to attend the service.

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Condolences on your beloved aunt's passing.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    So sorry to hear of your aunt's passing.

  6. snafu Says:

    Condolences for the loss of an important family member who was much loved by all. I hope you are able to feel some comfort from wonderful memories.

  7. starfishy Says:

    so sorry to hear about your aunt's passing - it sounds like you were very close to her. take care.

  8. Analise Says:

    I am sorry for your loss. Your aunt was a special person in your life and you loved her very much.

  9. LuckyRobin Says:

    My thoughts are with you on the loss of your aunt.

  10. Shiela Says:

    So sorry for your loss

  11. rob62521 Says:

    Very sorry for your loss.

  12. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss. Frown

  13. terri77 Says:

    I'm sorry for your family's loss.

  14. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you, everyone. I appreciate your kind words.

  15. Looking Forward Says:

    ((HUGS))

  16. rachel021406 Says:

    You and your family will be in my thoughts.

  17. PNW Mom Says:

    So sorry for your loss....sending a hug your way.

  18. Blessed Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

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