Ever since I noticed it snowing this morning, I’ve been frequently thinking about how J-Man is doing tonight.
I visited with him Monday afternoon and kept him company for about an hour and a half. I learned that he had only spent two nights in the shelter, which surprised me, because I knew the (temporary) shelter would have been open to him for at least five nights. He said he wanted to return to his tent because the shelter wasn’t “permanent” and it’s availability was dependent upon the weather. (FYI: The shelter he stayed in is located 20 miles away.)
He also said that when he was not at the shelter, someone had paid him to perform some work around their shop — so he actually earned cash-money as well. He was super-excited about earning some “spending money” (as he called it) but was quick to note that it was temporary too.