What I did today….Posted by in Homelessness
I’ve spent the last few days cleaning out the storage unit I’ve had ever since the day I moved into and RV back in 2004. I think it’s a good move for now since it is costing me $120.00 a month that I don’t have. I’d rather spend that money keeping the mini-van’s gas tank full. I want to thank all the folks sending me their good thoughts and energy but you have to remember that I haven’t had my own place for about 8 years now. All I did was downsize from a 1981 Minnie Winnebago to a Ford Aerostar mini-van! I’m still a busy person trying to do what I can to spread the word about We Are Visible and next Thursday I am going to Auburn Youth Resources to talk about what We Are Visible is about and of course tell them all I can about Mark Horvath. My plan is to print out some of We Are Visible’s flyers to give to the outreach team when I get there next week. I’m hoping to get in touch with other community groups working with the homeless in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
In the meantime, I’m still applying for jobs regardless if it’s part-time or full-time. In case you didn’t know, getting a job to get out of homelessness is a full time process in itself. First, how are you going to afford child care during the summer if you get hired at a part-time job at minimum wage? Not only that, did you know that welfare deducts from your food stamps (or cash if you get it) once you have a job? In many ways, I might as well wait until school starts in the fall just to be able to afford to go to work part-time to avoid paying any child care at all!
As I sit here behind the steering wheel writing this blog, I am watching a young cottontail rabbit watching me as I watch it. It hopped across the road to the grassy field next to where I am parked and made itself comfortable next to some bushes under a tree. Even when I got out to take my youngest to the restroom, it was not afraid of us and my daughter was so excited to see a rabbit so close to us. She is fast asleep in her sleeping bag and since it is almost 11:00 pm, I might as well join her.
Tomorrow is a new day and another start on the path to a different life!