Many thanks go to PapaGus and Angelina for their assistance in preparing this story for posting.
This is the first of two short stories, (submitted to Sol as two chapters) each describing incidents that happen during a single day of a man's life, and I'll mention that the tale does not have what most people would describe as a real ending. So, what's new in a The Wanderer story? You will not find any sex or romance in this story either. So be warned!