OK, tomorrow my oldest daughter and I are going to look at yet another apartment, for me. I have an apartment but it’s a bit pricey. As a lot of you probably know, I moved here from MD over a year ago, and except for the fact that I get to see my daughters about once a week, I really hate it here. My family knows that. I have my own condo. in MD in which I lived for over 10 years, and I had lived in the same town and area for over 30 years …. I debated with myself for several years whether to move down here near them or not, but finally decided to do it…….big mistake. I’ve looked for a part-time job, but at 71, all employers see is “an old lady” ….. which I am not, but they see the number. My daughter and I have looked at scads of apartments in the passed few months, and the nice ones are too expensive, and the ones I can afford aren’t quite what I’d like to have. So, tomorrow afternoon we will look again. After we see these, we’ve pretty much exhausted all the options in the area, so I’m stuck. No, I’m not …… I’ve told them, nicely but clearly, that I will think and pray about it through winter, and if nothing turns up by Spring, I am moving back to my condo. The environment is so different here ….. people are distant, you can barely get them to talk, let alone have coffee or tea ….. it’s a college town and the students are actually nicer to speak with than the adults! Maybe the adults see me as a Yankee ….. I don’t know what it is, but it’s sure different. In my condo, the whole building was friendly …. there were always people around to chat with ….. and if there weren’t inside, I could take my dog for a walk and always find other friends walking their dogs. It was just a whole different, friendlier, more welcoming environment. So, we’ll see …… if tomorrow doesn’t work for me, then I’m heading back to where I came from. I’m sorry about that because my kids love having me here, but I cannot live like this anymore.