Elderly newish neighbours had difficulty setting up their computer and wifi, I volunteered hubby to see to it, he wasn't happy and I had to force him to keep my promise. He sorted it out, they were really grateful, he felt kind, I was glad. Then their phone needed sorting, hubby spent ages and sorted it all out, they bought us a plant as a thankyou. She is now phoning and calling round, she brought us some apples. She has a bad leg which she told my hubby was caused when she fell outside, but when she came with the apples she told me that her partner had kicked her!, I was shocked and she said it had been a one off thing, had never happen before!, but says he is grumpy and bad tempered. She has phoned again this morning to say her printer has broken and her partner has chucked out or hidden the instruction booklet my hubby gave her and will I go round and sort the printer out (I wont know how to do it, so again have offered hubbys services and lied saying he wasn't in at the moment). We, well I am, happy to help, but this lady has loads of friends and visitors (we have lived here 35 years and hardly know many people) so I dont feel she is 'alone'. Hubby moved from where he was sat in lounge as he thought she may know we are up and in (back gardens ajoin) and I may take note on our phone that it is her calling, I feel so mean, but I am not sure how to ensure this doesn't develop into us getting involved in some thing we dont want. We have enough to keep us very busy with family as it is. How would you handle it (I know the possibility of abuse is a biggy, but I am not sure if this part of the story is true as she convinced my hubby that she had fallen), thanks in anticipation of any advice.
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