Helping a Neighbor

@CarolDM (45411)
United States
October 10, 2019 6:18pm CST
My elderly neighbor came over earlier and asked for my help. Her husband just turned 90. She is trying to write a book and needs computer help. I spent the afternoon helping and will go back next week to help her meet her deadline. Have a good evening everyone and I will catch up with you tomorrow.
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@1creekgirl (18407)
• United States
10 Oct
Bless her heart, hope her writing goes well. You're a good neighbor.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
She is something, very active at, I believe, she is 88. Thank you. I could not tell her no.
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@Happy2BeMe (90232)
• Canada
10 Oct
That was very kind of you.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
Thanks, could not say no.
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@Happy2BeMe (90232)
• Canada
12 Oct
@CarolDM what type of book is he writing?
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
13 Oct
@Happy2BeMe Sort of an autobiography, a gift to a family member for Christmas.
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@just4him (175058)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Oct
That's great you're able to help her.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
She knows nothing about a computer, and it made me feel good to help her.
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@just4him (175058)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Oct
@CarolDM I'm sure it did. I'm glad you were able to help her.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
@just4him I will have to go back next week to finish hopefully. She is trying to get this done before Christmas!
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@sallypup (33448)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Oct
Did she need help editing or just making the computer behave? You are a good neighbor.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
She needed help with everything, knows only how to turn on her computer. I will have to go back next week.
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@sallypup (33448)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Oct
@CarolDM Was she able to understand anything about how to run a computer? My Mom would not-could not- understand memory cards. To her, a camera has film and that is all there is to it.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
@sallypup Yes she was actually. She used to be a school teacher and still has some of the traits.
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@shaggin (47578)
• United States
11 Oct
Glad you were able to help her. How old is she?
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
We don't talk about age, she never has, but I believe around 88.
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@shaggin (47578)
• United States
11 Oct
@CarolDM what is she writing a book about? Is this her first one?
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
@shaggin Sort of an autobiography of her life, but she has written children's books.
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• United States
11 Oct
aw, aint'cha jest the biggest heart? i know she's most grateful fer yer 'ssistance, hon.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
I just couldn't help it, I had to help her, could not tell her no! She tried paying me and I said absolutely not.
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• United States
11 Oct
@CarolDM see? that'd be a good heart ~
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
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@Moon24 (9561)
• Serbia
13 Oct
Sounds like you had interesting afternoon and i am sure you helped her a lot.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
13 Oct
Yes and I will go back next week to help some more.
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@Moon24 (9561)
• Serbia
14 Oct
@CarolDM That's very nice.
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@moonandstars (23890)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 Oct
That's very nice of you. Is that an old or new neighbour (from the new buildings)?
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
13 Oct
No, this is an old neighbor, never met any of the new ones yet.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Oct
@CarolDM O, I see.
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@cool83 (716)
• Sri Lanka
12 Oct
Helping others is good thing ... Seems to be you are very kind .
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
13 Oct
Thank you
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@cool83 (716)
• Sri Lanka
13 Oct
@CarolDM You are welcome
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• United States
11 Oct
Wow at 90 writing a book amazing. You are such a good neighbor Carol, bless you.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
Yes she is an amazing lady. Thank you.
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• United States
11 Oct
@CarolDM Welcome
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@LadyDuck (245611)
• Switzerland
11 Oct
I admire this woman, if her husband is 90, she is surely not young.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
Thanks, and I have a few more days to spend with her. We didn't get finished. She is around 88 I believe. We don't about that.
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@LadyDuck (245611)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
@CarolDM I know that I would not dare to try to publish a book now.
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@LindaOHio (12875)
• United States
11 Oct
As usual, you are an angel in disguise. I hope we can find people like you as we get to be more and more dependent. Have a good Friday.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
How kind of you! I have a few more days to spend with her. We didn't get finished. There was no way I could tell her no.
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@LindaOHio (12875)
• United States
11 Oct
@CarolDM No, you couldn't tell a 90-year-old "no"!
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• Rupert, Idaho
11 Oct
That's very sweet of you to help....hope that everything goes well with that for her
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
Thanks, couldn't say no! I will go back next week and help some more.
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• Rupert, Idaho
11 Oct
@CarolDM Well I think that is a great plan!
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@DianneN (130796)
• United States
11 Oct
You are so sweet and kindhearted. I’m sure your neighbor appreciates your help.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
Thanks, and I have a few more days to spend with her. We didn't get finished. She tried paying me and was like oh no you are not.
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@DianneN (130796)
• United States
11 Oct
@CarolDM That’s extra kind of you. I would never accept money for helping a friend or neighbor either.
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• United States
13 Oct
You're so nice to lend a helping hand. Your neighbor must be a young elderly if she's using the computer.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
13 Oct
I am returning tomorrow to continue with helping. I couldn't say no to her. She is so active, so yes a young elderly.
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• United States
12 Oct
That is nice of you to help her.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
12 Oct
I could not tell her no, she is special.
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@Janet357 (30583)
12 Oct
so sweet of you! you know i feel sorry for old people who live alone. i imagine myself in the same situation sometimes. and i dont want to think of it.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
13 Oct
She is married but he has dementia in the later stages.
@valmnz (15994)
• New Zealand
11 Oct
I love reading about older people who continue learning new skills.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
She is an inspiration!
@nela13 (23857)
• Portugal
11 Oct
That is great that you are able to help her.
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
I felt good helping for sure.
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@DocAndersen (9165)
11 Oct
that was nice of you to do!!!!
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@CarolDM (45411)
• United States
11 Oct
How can you say no a an 88 y/o neighbor!