I have spent the last week house and cat sitting in the small town where my church is. It’s been an eye-opener.
I have not felt lonely at all, even though I have not seen a great many people. Just knowing that people from church are near has been a comfort. One of the pastors and his wife and children lives next door which helps. OTOH, while the change of scenery has been most welcome – and the scenery is marvellous – I suspect that living here as a single person with a chronic illness and who works from home would be pretty dull. I might be wrong, but that’s my guess.