The Lodger

woman-suitcaseToday is “L” day!

I have a lodger moving in today. I suppose it will seem a little daunting at first because I have lived alone for twenty plus years. I have never wanted anyone to live with me in my house, but now that I’m a young 80yr old I get lonely and a bit down at times. I don’t go out much now, I’m a stay-at-home person really. I used to enjoy going out and about but it’s no fun now because I had to give up my car for health and financial reasons.

I had often toyed with the idea of having someone to stay here as a lodger and/or as a companion but I have always talked myself out of it. That was until recently.

So I made a decision that it was time to make up my mind once and for all and do something about it, and offered a friend a place at my house. I had two empty rooms, one of which was already furnished as a bedroom so all she had to do was just move in.


Betsy, it’s not a Random Act of Kindness, because I thought about it for a full three minutes, so it was a premeditated act. I’m sure I made the right decision. . . .

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7 Responses to The Lodger

  1. Keith says:

    Too many “I”s in that post, but I am too tired to rephrase it. I write the way I think. There I go again, another “I” ! Well, it is a journal, and not a novel.

    I need a whisky, really.

  2. Marie Smith says:

    Good luck with the lodger. I hope it works out to her satisfaction and yours, Keith. You are a kind soul, even if you don’t want to admit it.

    I just hope we get along, she has the same interests as me and likes all the same food.
  3. Edwin Rigg says:

    Not stupid at all, Keith. It is very kind of you and I hope it serves in a very positive way for both of you. A home for her and company for you . . . I always thought beneath that exterior of your’s lurks a kind heart . . . 🙂

    Na! My heart is a swinging brick!
  4. Betsy says:

    Hope it’s all a good experience!

    All this news and you didn’t mention it when we were catching up by email!
    Sorry about Joan. I know you will miss her.

    Well, it all happened so sudenly, but everything is working out, we get along like a house on fire !
  5. Betsy says:

    I wish your posts and a box to check if you want to be notified of replies.
    You think you could create that? 🙂

    I’m sorry, but I cant see what you mean. Can you rephrase it please?
  6. Betsy says:

    When you comment on my blog you can check the box Notify Me. You will get email notification of other comments/replies on that post. That way if I reply to you, you will know and won’t have to come back to check again and again.

    Got it! Unfortunately my template doesn’t have that facility, and I can’t work out how to create an application to do that.
  7. Edwin Rigg says:

    Looked the other day and this post had gone, but pleased it has returned. Hope it is all going well . . . 🙂

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