I made it out of the city in one piece. I didn't have enough money to buy a ticket, so I hopped on a freight train like a hobo from an old movie. It worked pretty well, though, especially since it's not quite getting cold enough to be more than vaguely uncomfortable.
I'm not even sure where I am-I've been hopping off to find food whenever we come to a trainyard in a town big enough to look promising, then hopping the next train I can. I'm always a little scared I'll get caught and get in trouble, but I guess they don't really care too much as long as I don't muck up the cargo and I stay hidden. I'm stuck here overnight, which is why I'm finally taking the time to update this blog.
I haven't had any time to chase any leads, I'm just trying to survive.