I'm getting ready for bed, but thought I'd write a quick note to say "Hello" to everyone.
I'm kind of tired of where I live - don't know anyone and don't really meet anyone. I walk Rocky twice a day on a short path through some woods, and the people I meet are friendly enough as passers-by, but I miss having friends that I can talk to. I'd love to move back to my last neighborhood and the friends I made there, but it probably won't happen. I thought my current neighborhood would be much more friendly, as there are a number of "next gen" homes - homes for families with an apartment for older (or younger) family members. But I have as yet to meet another older person, and many of the people are definitely not interested in taking to an elder. If they don't want to talk to me, then I don't want to talk to them, but I need to find a place where I fit in. It's a helluva note - and I don't have an answer. I know Jeannie meant the best for me when she got this particular house, and my quarters are definitely perfect for me, but the situation grows worse by the week. I'm approaching 82 so I guess I need to put up with it for a bit longer and then it won't matter!
The one thing I miss is a complete kitchen. I have a stab at a kitchenette at one end of the room - it consists of a fridge, sink, and microwave. (And of course, cabinetry). Donald told me that the unit would be taxed differently if there was a complete kitchen, so I can understand why it is like it is, but I miss a stovetop - never did "cook" in a microwave. It might have a "convection oven", but I have no idea how to use it, so to me it's just a microwave oven to heat something up in. I got to the point where I didn't cook much, but I did like the option of a stovetop and oven.
Enough of complaining- I have what I need (except friends). And Rocky instinctively knows there is tension between Jeannie and me, and he is placing his bets on Jeannie, so I've lost my last friend. I keep asking myself, "How in the hell did I get here?"
To make it worse, I've always been a "city girl", but now I'm far enough removed from the city that I can't walk to anything. Since I don't drive any more, I can't look for something closer in and more convenient for me.
Suggestions? Or may be condolences!