Merry Merry

I’m working today, helping T in her office.

I went to bed on the early side and I feel pretty good today.  I like staying in this house (I’m house sitting) but I sort of miss my van in a way.  The van’s not working so good now though.  I have to fill it with water or coolant every time I want to go anywhere.  So it’s just as well that I’m not needing it much right now.  I’m hoping my mom will send me some money for Christmas so I can fix it.

Still I’m in a great mood for some reason.  The sun is shining and the air is so crisp and clean.

I’ve been trying to promote my blog a little.  I’m on Twitter and Facebook and yesterday I signed up for Reddit.

I can’t remember if I mentioned this or not but I really like this blog by HomelessRob.  He admits his spelling is terrible but the content is really good.  He’s a thinker and a really nice person.  Here’s his blog.

I’m finding I can trust some of the homeless people I know or know of more than I trust many of the housed people that I know.  Indeed I think some people are homeless partly BECAUSE of being too nice.  They aren’t graspers….they would rather let go of nearly everything than fight for material possessions. HomelessRob also makes the point that:

Jail offers 4 things the streets do not : food, a roof, a shower, and a bed to sleep in. All things a homeless person struggles with each and every day to have. LOL, I mean, if all the homeless people in the country just simply got up and did like a “flash” spree of crimes that would make their life just a little better………. well, wouldn’t the whole country just be in a jam then. But, homeless people don’t do that. We choose to suffer and struggle and not take the easy way out.

So, while there’s no inherent merit to living homeless, most homeless people DO have honor…sometimes more than your average person.

Still, living on the streets like HomelessRob does suck in so many ways, I’m sure.  I’m glad he got himself a sleeping bag and a tent that he hides in the woods.  If I didn’t have my van, I’m sure I would attempt to do the same thing.

God bless you HomelessRob.


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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4 Responses to Merry Merry

  1. Ryu says:

    Did he finally end up in the woods? I didn’t get that far in his archives.

    Frustrating that your van isn’t working well anymore. I was wondering what would happen to it when it stopped running. It would still make a good base, if it could just sit there. Good luck.

    • Maureen says:

      If worse comes to worse there are a couple of friends that would probably let me park in front of their homes but I really hope it doesn’t come to that as I like to keep my friends!

  2. Reading Homeless Rob’s blog, too. So sad that he is separated from his kids. He gets a job and a little money coming in and a big chunk goes toward child support, so he can’t afford to find a decent place to rent. Hope he can save up and buy a truck and put a truck topper on it or a van. If he could get to that level, he’d always have a home.

    If he’s living in the woods now, he might be safer than sleeping here and there in spots in an urban environment where more violent homeless folks might find him. If he can hunt and fish, he could set snares, traps, or trot lines and let them work for him while he’s sleeping or looking for a job. That is what I would do.

    • Maureen says:

      Can you make some suggestions MG as to how he would fish and set traps without money? I’m sure there are ways to do it but I’m not sure what they are. Also, I think just getting by takes up a lot of his day so he probably doesn’t have a lot of time.

      I’m not sure he’s looking for advice anyway…he’s pretty smart and knows what he wants.

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