I only hiked four miles today. I just wasn’t in the mood for walking. I go through phases and right now I am addicted to computer hardware and upgrading my computers. Today, I added another 1 GB of memory bringing the total RAM in my computer to 2 GB. That should last me until Windows Vista is released sometime around the New Year.
I did walk through the woods to find Ferret at his campsite early this morning. Ferret has the perfect homeless camping spot. His campsite is nestled between the train tracks and the Chattahoochee River back in a secluded part of an old overgrown pecan tree grove.
I was pleased to find Ferret hasn’t started back drinking yet. He was in a dour mood though.
“Those fucking trains kept me up all last night and I about froze my ass off,” Ferret said. “This Wal-Mart sleeping bag sucks. I can’t believe I am homeless again.”
“I will bring you a fleece bag insert this afternoon,” I told him. “That will increase that cheap bag’s temperature rating by about twenty degrees.”
“I will appreciate it,” Ferret replied.
“Have you had any breakfast?” I then asked him.
“I had a couple of honey buns and a Coca-Cola,” Ferret replied.
“Let’s walk across the tracks to Sarah Jay’s and get us some cups of coffee,” I told him.
Ferret agreed it would be a welcomed respite on this still chilly cold morning. We sat and drank coffee until we had worn out our welcome. Ferret told me all about living in that group home for indigent, alcoholic, and homeless men down in Columbus. I was sure to leave a very good tip to compensate for the long time we talked as we held up a table in the busy restaurant.