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I foolishly thought all bus stops were equal on the Queen West line, so I missed the earlier one, but Google maps says I should still arrive before 10 I’m on it now, and it is cool and bright and…

I foolishly thought all bus stops were equal on the Queen West line, so I missed the earlier one, but Google maps says I should still arrive before 10

I’m on it now, and it is cool and bright and I found a seat although I’m conscious about still being a bit smelly. I’m still wearing the same jeans (unwashed) and orange hoodie.

That is one of several ways I am u prepared for day 1. My hair and beTd are washed, but still very long and a mess. I still have that homeless look.

I had a plan for clothing. I bought a nice collared polo shirt I would bring with me, and a t shirt I would wear just for transit. I forgot to bring the polo.

I also had plans to get the haircut and combs. Neither happened on a Sunday as a last minute thing.

My brain has procrastinated the haircut identity change. It will happen tonight. It will be a welcome change. It’s too long. Hair gets in my food.

The bus ride is a familiar one. One of my favourite Toronto roads, I have driven along Queen and The Queensway and Lakeshore many times.

It’s nice to see it all again.

I should be happy. I will be.

If today goes well, this is my life now.


The second bus is a Mississauga Transit bus and takes an addition $3.10 fair making my round trip over $12 a day. There are several things I need to keep in mind as I try and live a Toronto life on this new income.

Time wise, I’m still on schedule but I didn’t buy a comb or munchies. The focus medication gives me dry mouth and my teeth get loose so a chew candy will help. Otherwise it will be Tim Hortons timbits which will be fattening and another daily expense to consider.

I had planned for a breakfast muffin before boarding the bus but the location at the bus stop was closed for renovations. Tomorrow I’ll have the A&W breakfast. It’s one of my favourite sausage muffin.