It's Friday night and I'm in jail. Not a very good thought so I'm going to try not to think about it. As I was preparing myself to come to jail one of the concepts I had the biggest problem coping with was the fact that my life was coming to a grinding halt, while everyone else was continuing on. It reminds me of when I was in elementary school, and one day my parents had to pull me out of class in the middle of the day, and I was amazed at all the people that were out and about and driving around. I remember feeling like since I was in class, everyone should be in class. It was unsettling to see that the world continued on without me. Well now I have that feeling multiplied by a thousand.
I think I finally got a decent night of rest last night. I slept from about 12:30 to 5, when I was woken up for breakfast, and it wasn't the best sleep, since I was tossing and turning and having weird dreams, but at least I slept. After breakfast I fell back asleep until 10:30, which was nice. All meals here are served inside the tank where a guard comes by with a couple of "trustees" (inmates that work at the jail) and serve food through a slot in the metal bars in the back of the tank. We each also have a styrofoam cup that we re-use at every meal, and hold it through the metal bars where they fill it up with whatever they decide we will be drinking at that meal. So far it has only been tea (which I gave away) or lemonade. The meals today were
biscuits and sausage for breakfast, a sloppy joe and chips for lunch, and macaroni/hamburget helper, carrots and cookie for dinner. The food isn't bad, and since I'm a bachelor it might be healthier than I usually eat anyway. I'm sure it will get redundant soon, bu for now it is ok.
I did begin to exercise today and am already sore. Before coming in, I ran 4-5 times a week, but didn't do much else. Today I spent 45 minutes doing push ups, squats and calf raises. I made a chart to track my exercise progress so I will definitely keep everyone up to date on how I'm doing. I would have done sit ups, but the concrete floor makes that a bit uncomfortable.
Just got word I'm about to be moving to a new cell or tank or something. No telling where to. I will need to write more later.