Well, today was finally the day I went for my interview to be a volunteer. Although it is only 2 1/2 months that Mum has been gone, it seems in some ways to be a lot longer as with both Mum and aunt gone, my life has been blown apart and there is a gaping void where previously I was a carer.
There are some things I wouldn't have the confidence to do, and being hard of hearing doesn't help,but it seems that I can work in the office and help out at information events, for example. It will take a while to set up because of the CRB check, but it should be in place before the other activities I have started pack up for the school holidays in the summer.
Perhaps, before too long, the house won't seem quite so empty and I shall start to feel useful again.