So proud of myself! I made it through a cold night last night. It was somewhere in the 30s outside. I know this because weather.com says it’s 40 degrees outside here NOW at almost 8am.
I think I’m going to meet more people without homes now with this weather being so cold. They need a place to warm up, as do I. I met a really cute couple here at the coffee shop where I’m typing this. They are a little younger than me and they are sleeping rough. I don’t want to be sappy or seem false but I feel like balling my eyes out to think of anyone, especially a woman sleeping outside on a night like last night. How can we claim to be the greatest country in the world when any of our people have to live like this? I just watched a video of a homeless guy in Denmark (super cold place!) and he says he can always find a place to sleep there!
Here’s a link to him. He’s terrific. What a great attitude he has! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FoUOeUQLOE
Sorry I don’t know how to imbed these videos properly. There are a lot of things I could do to make my blog better but I only have so much energy everyday so my progress on the technical aspects is kind of slow. I spend too much time reading on the ‘net and my eyes get super tired and most of the time I don’t feel like doing anything except writing.
Getting back to the couple I met, I’m glad they are together. I could see how much they cared for one another. I didn’t tell them I live in my van but I friended them on Facebook so they are going to find out eventually if they accept my request. I hope they are trustworthy. I had a good feeling about them but I’ve been wrong about people before. Ah well I can afford to take some risks. If my clothes get stolen, I have more in storage. If my laptop gets stolen, I’ll use the library computers. If worst (or almost worst) happens and my van gets stolen, I’ll couch surf until a wonderful family member sends me a plane ticket to come home. I can afford to take risks to make new friends.
Hey D and C if you are reading this, greetings from a fellow homeless person. I wish so much I could give you a place to sleep! Please stay in touch!