The days are passing so quickly, and yet it feels like it has been an age since the FH died already. It has been nearly two weeks, and so much has happened, so many people have come into our lives from his past, and we have reconnected with people from our past.
A wonderful coffin has been made for the FH, and I have seen it and wondered at the love which has been poured into the construction and engraving of it. Cards are still coming, but the visitors have slowed up a bit this week, which is a good thing, because I still have to finish writing the eulogy. The YFG has been at school and had support from her closest friends.
I have been touched by the willingness and determination of people to come to the funeral, and sorry that I am not going to be able to spend the time with each one of them that I would want to, just through the pressures of time. People are travelling from Leicestershire, Edinburgh, Norfolk, London, Northamptonshire, London, Lincolnshire, and those are just the ones that I know about. The girls are a little bewildered at the outpouring of people from the FH's past who are coming forward.
And, friends, I have applied for a job. Just 18.5 hours a week in a local secondary school adult education office, to start in September. I think it would be perfect, so I am hoping that I get through the interviews on Monday. It is not the best timing in the world for now, but the job commences in September, which will be good for me. The EFG will be at uni, the YFG will be going back to school, and it will be good for me to have some structure in my life - it is a temporary fixed term contract for a year, so it would help to get me started for now. If I am unsuccessful with this particular application, I shall keep looking, and be glad of the practise with the application forms and letters!
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