i had a phone call early thursday morning on my mobile. not a number i recgonised, it turned out to be the lady organising the volunteer visitor for mum she had found a lady willing to come and see mum . could she bring her at 2pm? oh yes please lol. they arrived just after 2 the volunteer is a charming lady lives in the village,and is keen to come and have a chat to mum sometimes,she will ring me monday and see when we can arrange a day for her to come. i am going to just nip to Wells or somewhere let them have a talk see how they get on. it is supposed to help me,let me get out for an hour or so but also,i see it as someone for mum to see. to talk to she gets lonely, never sees anyone but me, apart from carer for few minutes each morning.
see,i feel guilty. poor mum goes out once a week thats all. money is tight very and the price of petrol means i just cant afford to take her out more. we used to go out on a tuesday as well one time, but petrol has now gone up so much,i just can't do it any more. she understands. says it doesn't matter, but how long has she got to go out? so it hurts ok? my mum never complains but she does get lonely,and seeing someone new just for hour or so every now and then may help that. i can't rely on either of my 2 neighbours,one hasn't bothered to visit since last october. and i know mum is hurt. evry time i see her its,"oh i do feel guilty.i must come round and see jean " yeah right.
for those who read my journal from the USA, petrol here thats gas to you lol has got the ridiculous price ( at least at my local garage) of £1.19 per litre around £5.40 a gallon, or around 11 bucks a gallon. and you think $3.75 is dear?? its all right if you live in a town or city, you don't need a car, but here it is essential, theres just the coast hopper bus going through the village, one way to sheringham, and then you can get to cromer,norwich etc. other to hunstanton, then kings lynn etc. but its no good for me. mum cant get on a bus. i really can't afford to run a car,but i have to. somehow. as do many more in rural norfolk. we have no choice. and with so many post offices shutting many people will be without village shops,pubs, etc.
we did go to fakenham yesterday, thats friday as it is now after midnight, mum went and saw tracy in the charity shop and then we went to tescos. went early and were home by 2.30
today i have been busy, im still coughing by the way,though not so bad i did something i have been wanting to do for ages. i cleaned out the outhouse/shed. out our back way we have a sort of conservatory its like many council houses back door a conservatory which used to be open and then it was made into another "room" by adding a large window and door, and then an outhouse. with its own door. my cat sleeps in this, its carpeted and has a double kitchen base unot with worktop sooty is spoiled lol. she loves laying on the worktop looking out of window, and can get in and out through the window. well today,evrything came out, a load of junk has been chucked out,and i painted it out. another one done. in fact that was the last. why did i keep that motor?? was from a washing machine. bits from old cars, a load of junk has been dumped. and my cat got lot more room all of a sudden lol.
so its now 1.10, and i ache all over. its been hard today for me. i really had to force myself to finish the job. take care all