It seems that people "forget" about me until they need me to do something for them. Nobody calls me or comes over to my house to visit - ever. The last time my "best friend" came over was in April - to pick up girl scout cookies - nothing more. She hasn't even called me since then. Nobody has. I have made the effort to go over to her house and to make phone calls. Most often my phone calls go unanswered and the visits - well, I feel like I am intruding or something; like they/she can't wait for me to leave. If I died today - nobody would really notice - unless there was some sort of task I can perform for them. I have no purpose here. I am very much like an appliance - use it when you need it - and nothing more. People don't ask the vacuum cleaner out to lunch or ask how it is doing. That is the level that I am at - my life as a household appliance. When the appliance is no longer useful.... it gets discarded.