Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Holiday Time Is Charity Time

It is during the holidays that people are most inclined to consider the plight of the less fortunate and to respond in some measure to share their blessings with others.  So it is that charities also gear up at this time, working to raise money for the work they do.

I am no different.

When deciding on which homeless services to support, please also consider the work that I do here (without compensation) on this blog, and elsewhere. Although I am doing a bit better these days, I'm still only scratching by and could certainly use some financial relief.  I am now out of cash for the rest of the month and I still need to find a way to get laundry done - which costs about 5 dollars per load.  Added to my other financial obligations I now have a phone bill, a phone which I use for most of my online activities, like writing this blog and sharing information with others about homeless.  And I've yet to get a new pair of eye glasses which are in sore need of replacement.  I need a new prescription, as I no longer read most print - such as the signs on the bus that tell which bus is which.  A couple weeks ago I actually got on the number 2 bus, when I really needed the 7.

Any help you could send my way would be greatly appreciated.
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Monday, November 17, 2014


I am feeling healthier today than I have in a long time. I actually got 6 hours of sleep last night, all at one time. Usually I have to get up two or three times during the night, sometimes more, to go pee. I cannot remember the last time I got so much sleep at once. I have been doing more walking too. There is an app on my phone, a pedometer actually. Although it gives me credit for a longer stride than I actually have, it accurately counts the number of steps I take. I make it a point each day to walk farther than I did the day before. If I can't do that then at least I attempt to walk farther then my weekly average.I have been able to avoid the bus and walk instead of taking the easy way. I am also making it a point to eat at the shelter and to avoid fast food as much as possible. I am eating a lot less McDonald's food these days. Sadly my addiction to Diet Coke is stronger than I am, at least at this point. But even then I am drinking a lot less of it. And I certainly hit a low point prior to moving into the veterans homeless shelter. Hopefully things will continue on a positive path.