Tuesday, May 27, 2008

MiT, 4th senior day 2


So now you know the day had a happy ending. And now I will tell you about the sinking feeling at the beginning.

My appt with senior #4 was at 1:30pm. I was pretty sure she was going to be there with her daughter or son-in-law, or maybe both. Nobody there. Knocked on her door. She answered and was happy enough to see me.

"I don't think I want to do it today."

Hmmm...not good.

"Ok, you just don't feel like it?"

"No, I just don't feel like it."

"Would you like to meet another time to work on the project some more?"

"Yes, I would like to."

I've been here before, and I recognize this behavior. My heart just sank. But I couldn't exactly force her to work on the project now, could I?

Since I was already there, I decided to stop in and visit a few of the seniors that I've come to know. After about 20 minutes or so, I made my way back to the arts & crafts room to pack up and go. And what did I see!? My senior and her daughter, sitting there, going through a giant binder of old family photos and documents!

That was exactly the scenario I envisioned when I started this project. Her daughter had found all kinds of things and they were talking about family history and sharing them with me as we printed. Again, we made 3 prints today. When my senior went off to dinner, the daughter and I stayed and chatted on for another hour and half. I didn't get home until almost dinner time (and was REALLY hungry), but it was totally worth it.

Her daughter plans to be there every time we meet, and says if by chance she can't make it, I should not take 'no' for an answer from her mother! So we'll see how well I do that.

So yes, a very happy ending today.

And I deserved a Random Movie, and Indiana Jones and Something or Other was the lucky pick. I couldn't really exactly figure out what was going on, but it was fun romp. Not as fun as the very first movie, but good enough. We also saw Son of Rambow the other day. Cute.

1 comment:

gl. said...

i hope it works out! i totally understand that sinking feeling.