Identify Society Homeless 366 2/10/24 Day 132, Saturday, Time with Friends

2/10/24 Day 132, Saturday, Time with Friends

7:30 a.m. I woke up at my girlfriend’s apartment. She’s sleeping, so I get my things together and I walk out the door around 8:30 a.m. I don’t have my sneakers, so I’ll have to play handball in my boots.

9:10 a.m. I arrived at the court at the Lynn/Nahant rotary. Neph was there, so we played singles. Then Mike and his cousin Joe showed up, and we played doubles. Then Pat and Mark showed up so we created teams. I played with Pat. Throughout the morning I did not lose one game in doubles. I cannot stress how important handball is to my overall health and wellness. It’s one of the very few consistent things I’ve had over the last almost 5 years.

11:00 a.m. I get my stuff ready and say my goodbyes and head out. I get a video of the tumultuous ocean, and then I drive over to Tacos Lupita’s and Lynn, my favorite burrito place.

After I eat my burrito I drive all the way to Hingham on the South shore to get donations for the homeless from my friend Ben from WMEX as well as Tony who owns the station. I cannot express how much gratitude I have to them for constantly being there and helping me along the way.

1:30 p.m. When I arrive in Hingham I park at the oldest functioning church in America, and I meet Ben at the historical Society where he’s all dressed up in garb for a civil war enactment. Hang out with some of the civil war soldiers, I get to carry Ben’s musket and I learn a lot of history. After I get the donations, Ben is nice enough to take me out for a sandwich and I also need Ben’s father who is a kind soul. Ben tells me a lot about his upbringing, and we discuss some of the things that I encounter regularly which are addiction and mental health struggles. In this day and age too many suffer from sickness of the mind. 200 years ago people were struggling to keep their bodies alive past the age of 35. 

3:15 p.m. I embarked on my journey back to the North shore from the South shore. On the way I stop at a romantic shop and buy some gifts for my girlfriend and myself. I am firm believer of enhancing the physical and emotional bonds of my relationship with my girlfriend. I am not Christian in my philosophical underpinnings, although I do take a lot from Christianity. One of my favorite quotes is by Paul when he describes that when a man and a woman come together they become as one flesh. I do believe there’s a lot to be said about that. Is easier to live in concordance than it is in conflict.

6:00 p.m. I arrived back at my girlfriend’s apartment. We spend a nice night together and we turn in early. We’re both still suffering from the RSV virus. I cannot explain what a pain in the ass this flu like disease is! It’s been good that my girlfriend and I have been able to take care of one another.

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