Those who have known me forever, know that I give my opinions and advice freely. Always, have, and I am afraid always will.
I have a neighbor and friend who told me yesterday not to call her this weekend. She is very angry with me. This is upsetting since not only is she a friend, but she drives me until I can do it again, and she is concerned about my health- much like as a former teacher, I "help" people with their problems, with the computer or other things.
This friend has had 4 heart attacks since I moved here 6 years ago. And being me, the former teacher, I have tried to "help" her.
Recently, she had everything sent to her apartment that was in a large storage room. This is "stuff" from her grandmother's and mother's house. She is going to go through it and planning to distribute belongings to her nieces if they want it and then sell the rest at local flea marker.
Our apartment manager is a jerk. He has decided to pick on her about getting everything out by the end of this month. (walls in her apartment are lined with boxes, her extra bathroom and bedroom are the full.)
With Brenda this a temporary thing- we have people who have a three bedroom's worth of house in a two bedroom apartment. And they have been like that since moving in 6 years ago. But she has been vocal about problems, as all of us intelligent people do. He is an immature little man with a Napoleon complex and he is going to punish her.
Anyway, back to us, we were talking yesterday and being older I gave unwanted advice. Get rid of it, sell, give it away. I related my dilemma of a few years ago of a storage unit 1000 miles away with everything I owned from many years of life. I also told her that young people today, like her niece, do not want that old stuff we have treasured.
Anyway, she said do not call her again this weekend. She is a reasonable person, a former charge nurse, but her emotions are raw and our management is pouring acid on them.
Therefore, I will wait until she calls me again. FYI. ,many other neighbors have offered to go to her apartment to help, but I told them we must wait and see. Losing everything from your past is difficult to accept.