Thank you all for providing counsel and advice on managing with my neighbor. Things went fine-weird, but fine. Thankfully my very chatty mother came along and we did a bunch of shopping and the time went by quickly.
I never felt unsafe and I never felt like I couldn’t take my eyes off her for her safety. There were some other things that made me very uncomfortable, though. The whole situation is sad and confusing.
I am prepared to say no if/when they ask me to do it again.