Hiding My Van Status

Even after almost 4 years of living (sleeping mostly) in my van, there are still challenges.  I seem to feel the hardness of the van floor a little more than I used to.  I DID take the carpet out a couple of months ago.  That’s probably a big part of it but it was too dirty.  It had to go.

Also, because the van is not running well, I have been having one of my clients pick me up and bring me “home” when I work for them.  I am very blessed that my friend C, who I have talked about here, has given me a key so if she isn’t home, I can come in and out as needed so I look like I live at her place.  This client has asked a couple of pointed questions about where I live.  He suspects something.  He’s an attorney so he may never let it go.  Must be very careful.

We have to be careful with this because relatives of her landlord live in the same building (it’s a duplex) and we don’t want the LANDLORD to get the idea that C has a roommate.  Landlords don’t like that.

I am living a lie and I don’t really like that.  I have a lot more secrets than I used to and it feels so uncomfortable.

I have given up on the housing thing for now.  I just can’t see any landlord wanting my bad credit, low income self.  I can’t really prove my income.

I also don’t want to be trapped into working for this woman for a lousy few hundred a month.  Not to live in a dinky apartment.  Sounds like torture!

Guess I’m a little down right now.  I think I’m sick again.  I NEVER get sick but I have been sick for close to two months now.


About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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