Sunday, March 24, 2013
I have been playing the piano for an hour once a week (except for February when I was sick with asthma and URI and out of work for a week) and decided I would like to do something in addition to the piano playing for volunteer work. For 20 hours of volunteer work (up to 3 x a year) I will earn a $100 donation for an approved nonprofit and decided it will take a long time at 1 hour a week to earn the maximum donation. So I have signed up for being a reader for a blind person. I hope they accept me for that as I would feel like I was doing something meaningful in addition to the music volunteer work. I hope to hear next week as the director of the Vision Services is on vacation for a week. I also signed up to read for books on tape and radio broadcast for the blind but since my nagging cough has not completely cleared up I don't think I will qualify. I will apply again once this annoying cough has been gone for awhile. If I can work one on one with a blind person who needs their mail read and perhaps a newspaper or book, I think I would enjoy doing that. Before my sister, Peggy, died I remember one of the nicest visits I had with her I read most of the book about the Delany Sisters and we both laughed and enjoyed that book together. I think that meant a lot to her that I would spend so much time with her. The volunteer reading would be 2 hours every other week or so.