Long, 57, had parked his truck in an empty gravel lot near Rainier Avenue South and South Dearborn Street in July 2016 after the truck broke down. Living out of his truck, he worked in trades such as plumbing, electrical, landscaping and as a janitor at CenturyLink Field. In his truck, he stored the various tools of his work, often secured through day labor services.
It was in June 2013, that I unexpectedly fell ill. I felt nauseous, extremely tired, lost my appetite, had pain in the upper right side of my stomach and just felt generally unwell. I assumed that I had the flu and I figured I would feel better within a week, but this was not the case. I started to notice that the whites of my eyes weren’t so white anymore; in fact, they were looking very yellow. This prompted me to seek medical help.
Sutton Parks was. Now the owner of an office cleaning business in Franklin, Tennessee, Parks lived in his 1993 Chrysler New Yorker for much of 2005 when he was 37 years old and was evicted from his foreclosed home in Spring Hill, Tennessee. He had lost his job as a computer operator, and his life took an abrupt turn that left him living in his vehicle.
Why is it the aunt & uncle’s responsibility to fund their nephew’s lifestyle? If he had been truly doing his best to get his financial life in order, then I would say yes, they could help him out. It sounds like he wasn’t making wise financial choices at that point in time. And he was costing them money that they could be getting by renting the room to a non-family member. I don’t feel like they did anything wrong.
Another idea: during the day, when my cat would sleep, I would put him in a large solid plastic carrier with bedding in the shade, right next to the car, which car he was very comfortable with and thought of as safety, and chain-lock the carrier to my car, attaching the chain to some place in the tire well I think. It was a quiet place that I parked, little commotion. Not hot. He did not need food or litter box, because that was his sleep time. And you can put a blanket over the carrier to keep warmth in. I have also done this when I was fostering kittens. A large cage with blankets all over, because it was cold out, and with supplies (toys, food, water and a litter box). Then I would come back in a few hours if there ware no supplies or later that evening if they had supplies. Kittens are such fun!
I am always looking to connect with other people who have outfitted their trucks to make them livable. Do you have a water tank or solar panels. I knew a guy who had those to heat the back of his truck. So many ideas, sometimes I geek out on imagining all the ways I can live for free. Ever done it in Boulder? You have any special accouterment in your truck? Always curious-
I wonder if you can make a deal with someone to park in their driveway or near their home. Maybe for $50-100 a month depending on what they allow you to use….ie. get water from their garden hose, plug in an extension cord for some electricity, etc. What kind of vehicle are you living in? To keep cool for a van, people install a ceiling hatch fan (used in RV’s) that runs off of a secondary battery. It pulls a lot of air, keeps condensation down, etc. Much safer than leaving your windows down. You need to check out some of the “van dwelling” sites for proven ideas.
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