What is the best kind of deep cycle marine battery? I don’t know and have not found anyone with that answer. I got the largest that my local AutoZone store sells. It has a 1 year replacement warranty. WalMart sells a similar one with a 3 year replacement warranty. Of the two I would choose WalMart because you are really going to be using that battery. DEEP CYCLE MARINE battery – not something else. not DUAL PURPOSE.
Mobile homes line the left side of Colorado Avenue S while cars belonging to employees of Starbucks headquarters and other businesses in the area line the right. Scenes like this are common in some Seattle neighborhoods, but in many cases, vehicles are given notices to move after 72 hours and then towed and impounded. Friday's ruling could mean the cars and other vehicles would have to be released immediately, even if towing and impound fees could not be paid.
I highly suggest you get a marine battery deep cycle, like an optima or another kind that is not lead acid, and an isolator. you can use this battery for extra electrical power, like a small space heaterheat pad, or electric blanket . the isolator is a device that regulates the charging of your car battery and the marine battery, so that both are kept charged and in good condition. the marine battery recharges from the isolator whenever your car motor is on.
For little over a week I have been living in my car. My lease was up and I sold what I could and gave everything else away and moved myself, clothes, linens and toiletries, oh and my 3 cats into an 02 Cavalier. I found it easier to put my clothes in bags instead of plastic containers. The litter box is in the trunk and back seats are folded down for the cats to have easy access. I started with a large cooler in the front seat but it got to be too much of a hassle. I drove over 1000 miles to a warm sunny state and found a rest area by the water that allows overnight parking and has clean restrooms. So I am trying to find a job and a new apartment as I do need some sort of income. Can’t be standing on the streets with a sign saying will work for catfood. Lol. My biggest issue is trying to find a hot shower. I use the outdoor ones and wear my bathing suit but would love a nice indoor one. I pretty much live on McDonald’s which is cheap. This is all new to me. I’m a 50 year old MBA graduate and felt the need to explore.
But come on, is this a troll? I don't think you can really live out of a car by choice. I get the thinking behind it, but you don't value the importance of a proper nights sleep and the essential amenities that come with living in an apartment. For me, the amount of money that you save isn't worth the hassle that would come from living in a car. Imagine the thought of going home at 4am, knowing you'll be sleeping in a car for a 9am start tomorrow. Fuck. That.

I keep his own water cup in my armrest—you know—-One cup for me, one for him. He doesn’t drink my water and I don’t drink his. I put a survival blanket on the floor of the front of the car and he sleeps on it. On really cold nights I put down a second one for him and kind of curve it around him and put a blanket over that. He’s toasty. Sometimes at 3 am he needs to pee. Then I have to extricate myself from my own survival blanket, other blankets, and reclined car seat.
Dude,could I message you bout this sometime? Your location and experience seems similar to mine but youve done it a lot longer. The stress is really wearing on me. I'm in a messed up living situation right now, where I'm living in the car part-time and sleeping in a room. I've done full time, but car living while also dealing with roommates is depressing me for some reason. Also paying so much in rent for a place to sleep doesn't help.
Privacy is an important consideration for all vehicle dwellers. Urban stealth campers need to be able to stay out of sight while they are sleeping. All vehicle dwellers also need enough privacy to be able to sleep and take care of personal hygiene. While privacy may seem unimportant for boondockers, there are many places (like the desert and prairie) where it may not be possible to park out of sight of other campers.
I moved to Los Angeles and did not really know anyone. When I began sleeping in my car it was a scary time. I had no friends and I didn’t really know anyone. I knew if I tried to make some friends eventually they would find out I lived in my car and wouldn’t accept me anyway. How would I get a date I thought to myself? Who would date someone living in his car?

Adoptive T cell therapy has the property of killing tumor cells that express specific antigens. The original application of this therapeutic strategy can be dated back to 1988, when Rosenberg utilized adoptive therapy with tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) to treat patients with metastatic melanoma.6 Inspired by Rosenberg’s success, subsequent studies demonstrated its clinical potential in various solid tumors, and its efficiency has been proven in some tissue including ovarian cancer (OC), renal cell carcinoma (RCC), colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, HCC, cholangiocarcinoma, and gastric cancer (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT01174121). Although these achievements are encouraging, the majority of patients did not meet the condition of TIL therapy, since tumor reactive lymphocytes did not exist in all patients.7 To overcome this limitation, genetic introduction of T cell receptor (TCR) and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) into autologous T cells, termed gene-engineering of T cell, can provide an alternative and made T cell therapy more available for more patients and multiple types of cancer. Rapoport et al.8 achieved sustained antigen-specific antitumor effects in myeloma with NY-ESO-1-specific TCR-engineered T cell, and Morgan et al.9 demonstrated objective regression of patients with metastatic melanoma with TCR redirected ones. TCR-restricted T cell possess the capability of recognizing an antigen efficiently, but there are still disadvantages limiting its applications, for instance, the restriction to HLA manner and low affinities of TCRs.10 Fortunately, CAR-T therapy as an alternative can overcome these limitations.
hey im tired of living pay check to pay check I am going yo live in my car in wisconsin how do i make it threw the winter months. were are some places to sleep im going to go from first to third shift so I can sleep during the day I think i have a better chance not to stick out.and getting a gym membership to shower and work out. its open 24 hrs I hear walmarts churches and some truck stops are good.and I would be living in a jeep liberty I thought of tinting the windows also. any thing else can you think of. and I use to live in colorado im from longmont.
One little tip that is bound to help you get a good night's sleep is ear plugs. These are cheap, but if you use them they will block out a heap of noise, like traffic noise, people speaking in the background, a lot of sounds of animals. These things will help preserve your sanity trust me. They won't block out loud noises, such as people tapping on your windows, or voices near by. But they will cut down on a huge amount of noise. Plus they are so cheap! You will be unlucky if you need to pay more than a dollar a pair. I buy them in 6 pair packs for $5.50. Even in Europe they were less than a Euro a pair. They are probably the best buy a car dweller can have. They will make sleeping in your car so much easier.
“It’s a value proposition,” says David Neiman, whose Seattle design firm focuses on small-efficiency dwelling units, which start at 150 square feet. “I could live for the same price in a central location in housing that’s clean, has internet, and I can walk to work and exciting things. Or I can live farther away, have more space, and it’s in a secondary neighborhood and I have to drive.”
these can repair most dead batteries to about 70% efficiency I had read. a farmer or garage mechanic might have old dead batteries that they do not want, ask them for a few of the largest ones and run the desulfator on it and see if it repairs the battery. you can run the desulfator from the vehicle battery directly, so that it is working while you are driving.
We used a metabolomic approach to further characterize the physiological role of CAR in lipid metabolism. Comparing a series of metabolites in TC vs. control treated liver samples revealed a marked induction of acylcarnitines, essential intermediates in mitochondrial fatty acid import and β-oxidation, in ob/ob mice but not in ob/ob, CAR−/− mice (Fig. 6A). Three important organic acids in the TCA cycle, fumarate, malate, and α-ketoglutarate, were also induced by CAR activation (Fig. 6A). The absence of a similar response of pyruvate indicates that the induced TCA products are derived from increased β-oxidation, rather than from glycolysis. Consistent with this, serum ketone bodies, an indicator of increased β-oxidation, were increased by TC treatment in ob/ob mice, but not in ob/ob, CAR−/− mice (Fig. 6B). β-oxidation was examined directly in primary hepatocytes from wild-type and CAR−/− mice treated with TC or vehicle for 3 days. As expected, [14C]-palmitate oxidation was significantly increased by TC in the wild-type hepatocytes, whereas there were no differences in TC vs. control groups from CAR−/− mice (Fig. 6B).

One little tip that is bound to help you get a good night's sleep is ear plugs. These are cheap, but if you use them they will block out a heap of noise, like traffic noise, people speaking in the background, a lot of sounds of animals. These things will help preserve your sanity trust me. They won't block out loud noises, such as people tapping on your windows, or voices near by. But they will cut down on a huge amount of noise. Plus they are so cheap! You will be unlucky if you need to pay more than a dollar a pair. I buy them in 6 pair packs for $5.50. Even in Europe they were less than a Euro a pair. They are probably the best buy a car dweller can have. They will make sleeping in your car so much easier.
I have been living out of my car since hurricane Wilma in 2005. From that time I have rented rooms and have had positions of employment to care for the elderly as a live-in companion. My day begins at 4AM, as where I park I do not want to draw attention that I park there. I have a small bottle of water that I drink as I drive to a Perpetual Addoration Chapel to pray. After going to Holy Mass I have a cheap breakfast at Burger King and Lunch is also cheap at the same place as senior drinks go along way. I do not eat or drink anything after lunch (12:30 pm) as I do not have access to any facilities where I park. I park at a hospital parking lot and as far away from the main entrance as I can find. Everything else I depend entirely on God to take care of. I go the the library where it is cool and quiet and have access to the computer to continue my search for employment and for a room. The economy is really in bad shape and has taken it’s toll on alot of opportunities, but I keep looking and by God’s Good Graces, I will find what He helps me with. I take one day at a time, and I also volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul Society to serve the poor in the community I am close to. There are alot of people hurting out there,and alot of times those families with young children. I consider myself to be very much blessed as I have a roof over my head and I can lock my doors and an ignition key to leave if there is a situation should occur, I can leave in a hurry. God watches over me and cares for me as He does for us all. He asks that we love Him, and trust Him and thank Him, He’ll take care of the rest. And at night, instead of counting sheep, count your blessings!!!!!!!!!!

Keep your car clean but not like new, that makes it to inviting to rob, try to keep everything in your trunk and covered on seats. Always have enough gas but never totally filled (in less taking a long drive), as people may want so0me or your car. Travel as light as possible, also sometimes you can wash clothes in a gym, be a good liar if caught and friendly, many students are helpful.


Dress Well. How you look plays a big role in how others treat you. If you can bathe and pay for laundry, most people probably won't be able to tell you are homeless. If you keep your hair short and clean, people will assume you are well-off. On the other hand, if you grow it out, people will assume that you can't afford a haircut and other homeless people will start messing with you. It is possible to be homeless without anyone knowing, and to keep applying to jobs or pursuing your dreams.
Vitamin C: Living in your car is not a normal thing obviously. There is more wear and tear and hardship than if you had a place to live. So it’s important to keep your immune system up. Vitamin C boosts the immune system. Anything you can consume with a lot of Vitamin C is great. Oranges or any drinks that have vitamin C in them are great. You cannot afford to get sick in your car when you already have enough other things to worry about.
To best utilize the limited space in her Forester, Tan and her boyfriend removed the rear seats and built a custom bed with drawers in the back, which provides storage space for gear and cooking supplies as well as a place to sleep. The combo eliminated their need for eating out and staying in hotels while traveling, which makes extended trips even more accessible.
Keep eating healthy. The McDonald's Dollar Menu is great, but you can't eat burgers forever. There are several other options. The homeless shelter (O.P.C.C) on Olympic serves meals regularly. Another option is to just buy a loaf of bread and a can of beans from Ralph's on Broadway and Lincoln. Packages of uncooked hot dogs will provide a lot of food. Make sure you are eating both carbs and protein, and take vitamins if you can.
But truthfully, a new wave of #VanLife is becoming. It’s no longer an exclusive club for the risk-takers. You can join #VanLife and still work an office job. Now, the culture represents its fair share of weekend warriors who hold traditional careers and only travel at the end of a long week. Even just staying put while calling a Wal-Mart parking lot “home” and practicing a minimalistic lifestyle is accepted as #VanLife. There’s plenty of different #VanLife styles nowadays.
There were some precautions though. Cooking inside the car was not a good idea. There is the danger of finding a stable place to cook. The danger of setting things alight. The danger of carbon monoxide, and the smell of cooked food in the car. Cooking is for outside of the car. There's normally no issue with setting the stove on the boot / trunk of the car and cooking there. If your boot slopes, any stable flat surface will do. After cooking, allow the stove time to cool down before packing it away. If you don't cook regularly, remove the gas / fuel container between uses.
if you have a full size SUV, you have more freedom, you can park any where literally, Campervans are nice but you are limited to where and when you stay so to speak. Full size SUV basically camo’s your life style. if you can not afford a full size suv a smaller suv is just as good. If you choose a car, look for a station wagon, if its a sedan look for an older version like a crown victoria. if possible stay away from coupes they are very small. If you can stretch out and stay warm you will be happy for the long haul. stay safe/keep positive.
It is always surprising how many places still don’t have cell service. The last thing you want is to rely entirely on electronics for your directions. You may find yourself in a spot where you don’t have service, or your batteries may die. Having paper maps will not only give you a more reliable and dependable source of direction, but they are also much more fun to use. There is something about a paper map that screams adventure.
There are also several options for food storage and personal kitchen conversions if you have the vehicle (and the coin) to get them custom fitted and installed. If not, we suggest keeping a rugged cooler stocked with your perishable items, dry storage for non-perishables and keeping an eye out for the next campsite where you can set up camp, get a warm fire going, and cook yourself a hot meal under the stars. It’s why you decided upon this lifestyle in the first place right?

If you drive an older car, consider dropping collision and comprehensive coverage (don't drop liability coverage). Collision coverage is required if you have a car loan, but for older cars that you own free and clear, weigh the car's book value (what the insurance company would pay you if the car was totaled) against your collision premiums. If your car is over five years old or is worth less than $1000, keeping collision and comprehensive coverage may not be worth what you're paying in insurance premiums. Potential Money Savings: $100-300/yr.
I too live in southern california, work and am a student. I rent a master bedroom in the suburbs. I am considering living out of my honda crv because it has fold-down rear seats and tinted windows. I could save $550/per month, not to mention gas. But, I am a girl and I guess that could be particularly more risky as far as safety. I have mentioned to my older sister and she said “no way!” and my ex-boyfriend initially said no way, but after hearing me out, didnt really seem to have any other good arguments left. :oP
Although not nearly as hazardous as the email in circulation makes it out to be, those with chronic liver disease may be concerned about the presence of benzene vapors inside their car. Per the email warning, this could spawn worry that turning on the vehicle’s air conditioner might exacerbate benzene exposure by re-circulating trapped, contaminated air. If that’s the case, there’s no harm done by opening car windows to ventilate before turning on the air conditioning.
Being able to sleep comfortably is important. I have to be able to stretch out all the way and have something soft to lay on. Luckily, the back of my car is roomy. I have an inflatable sleeping pad that I also use when I’m backpacking. Some car dwellers will build a platform to sleep on and have storage space below. I don’t have a platform, but it is something I’ve considered.
Tires are the only part of your car that touches the road. And they’re especially important when logging tons of miles, particularly when those miles are on dirt or gravel roads or in extreme weather. Tires that come stock on most vehicles are usually garbage and underperform in virtually all road conditions. Instead of refitting the stock rubber when it wears out, upgrade to something more suited for the road less traveled. Upgrades are often cheaper than the tires your van came with.
im gonna be living out of my mini-van for awhile. just graduated college and dont feel like going into the work world right away. just wanna drive around, travel, explore. i hate running into cops. For awhile I didn’t have internet in my house, so I would drive around to the nearest public place to surf the web. This led me to have so many run ins with cops. hate it. i can’t imagine how hard it’ll be to avoid cops when i’m living out of your van. I’m planning on going to the southern tip of florida in order to be in the warmest place possible for the winter. I wonder if it will still get too cold there at night during january?
We all need to eat every day. Planning for meal preparation and cooking is essential to keep costs low and to be able to eat at least somewhat healthy. Boondockers usually have an easier time with cooking because they are able to set up an outdoor kitchen. Urban stealth campers often are not able to cook outside unless they are at a park or similar location.
I roasted my ass off over the weekend in 91 degree weather. I need to get a generator and A/C window unit. I know I’ll draw attention to myself, but why run the car for 8 hours while sleeping? Swamp coolers are a little too pricey to experiment with. I can get the generator and a/c unit for less than $400. Daily expense should be less than three dollars. I will just toss the unit and generator back in the trunk when I leave.
Well 184 Anaheim_Ducks_Hockey, you should do what is best for you. The experiences I’ve had with the police, along with other people close to me has taught me that honesty doesn’t get you anywhere with them. They’re not here to protect and serve me, they are here to screw me in anyway they can. I don’t know, maybe you’ll be lucky and really run in to a nice one, but that’s very rare nowadays.

Calvin, thanks for the feedback on the book! I would do a car again if necessary, but I would have a strongly prefer a station wagon or hatchback to accommodate building in a better bed. The minivans are cheap to insure – which is great – but cars may do better with fuel efficiency and maintenance, as you noted. All things being equal, I would probably prefer a minivan if I had to choose – particularly if I was planning to do urban stealth – for the extra space and the outstanding stealth ability. All of that being said, I would still consider a hatchback or station wagon if my concerns about fuel efficiency of cost outweighed comfort and easy stealth at a given point in time. I hope this helps!
I am a woman and was just laid off. I have a brand new SUV and a crummy studio apartment. The car payment wins out and I am getting rid of the rent so I will live in my car till I can save up enough money to feel comfortable. I have a dog so it will be a bit more difficult. I live in the north east so I will go to Texas in the winter where I used to live and the northeast in the spring and summer.

Since southern Utah is my actual home, I have more belongings than I would if I was just road tripping for a few months. I have outdoor gear for both summer and winter conditions, regular clothes for summer and winter, and all of my backpacking gear. This is too much stuff to comfortably keep in my car, so I also have a storage unit for $30 a month. Sometimes I need to order stuff online or my family wants to mail me things. For these occasions I have a PO Box, which costs $30 for six months. Not a bad deal!


Editor’s Note: This article was generously contributed by J. Cirerol and he shares his experiences learned from living in his car for over a year. While most of us might not find the idea of living in a car appealing, I think Javier has some lessons to share that might help some of us if we are forced to live in austere conditions at some point in our lives.
You are arguing and judgemental, “dirty bastard” on and on, and you claim you are clear of argument and judgmentalism. I said it is a lie that CHRISTians are not subject to poverty, or should not be when the vast majority of people are. When they ARE. Reality, robin. You claim that you know her mind or something. Even if you made the same comment in your life, “I should not suffer this, I am a Christian,” you don’t know her. You cannot take CHRIST out of CHRISTian. CHRISTian is not an adjective, or human vanity (vanity/blasphemy). THE APOSTLE Paul made it a point to suffer with the most hurting people. INCREASED his humanity and CHRIST ianity, FAITH. He did not say, I should not suffer this, I am a Christian. He defines CHRISTianity. I gave my advice on a screen and electricity and costs to get some reality on the situation. IN ADDITION using the name of CHRIST vain or wrong brings evil you want to avoid.
I read up on truck stops and any where a truck is parked would give a notion that its ok as well. like in general how many truckers have you seen being harrassed my the police for parking on the side of the road, if anything i’ve seen as many as 15 big wheelers parked along the side of the highway over night in front of a small truckers restaurant. The reason i know this is I was the only car parked in the back sleeping 😉 To be on the safe side of things, call around and let the establishments know that your on a road trip and finding the best spot in town to park n eat etc, stretch it a little you would be amazed on how much information you can get just by saying “hi I’m planning a road trip” works everytime. I’m getting ready to move into my expedition once i start my new job 😉 so in what free time i have calling the area and they have been really helpful, since i know i’ll be working nights i’ll be able to crash in the employee parking lot since working 12 hrs i wont want to drive, already told my new boss that from long hrs i’ll be crashing before going home. he said not a problem, as long as you are safe 😉

“I think the recession changed the playing field for a lot of people,” notes Sofia Borges, an architect, trend consultant, and lecturer at the University of Southern California. “Job security, homeownership – a lot of that went out the window and never really returned. When a change like that happens, you have to change your ideas a little bit too.”
Snacks/ Food: It is important to always have some sort of food in your car. Preferably on the floor on the passenger seat side as I did. I used that section for my food. It was easy when I got hungry, I could just reach over and grab a banana to eat when I needed it. It’s crucial to always have at least some stuff ready to eat anytime you may need it. Not eating can cause many problems. There were many times after work I was extremely hungry and was leaving work and had a piece of fruit I reached for and ate right from my car.
But anyway, I have a dodge caravan with removable seats. Im short so I got all leg room i need. My problem is going to be heating and storage for my clothes and tools. I was thinking about using my friends portable propane grill for heat. Those little cans are fairly cheap. I have a power inverter for all my electronics up to 75w. The gym membership seems like a fantastic idea for hygiene.
Mobile phones allow you to stay in contact these days. In car chargers are usually cheap and simple to use. You can also use email if you know where to access free Wireless Internet, or if your local library has free Internet. I would suggest searching for "Wifi" or "free Wifi" in a search engine to find out more about how to use it and where it is. There is more on other pages in this site about using Wifi and mobile phones.

Something similar happened last month. I was sleeping in the back of my stationwagon and had my bag up on the front passanger seat when a guy came up to the car and tried to open my door to get to the bag. luckily the doors were all locked. I grabbed my baseball bat and prepared to fight him off but he took off when he saw me. He looked damn scared too! haha

I lived in a compact car and used a trunk cargo net stretched across the top of the backseat (hooked into the headrests) with a blanket over the top. I had a gym membership and funny enough was in the shape of my life because hey I'm at the gym at 4 am I may as well work out before I shower. Trunk was filled with clothing and shoes. I had a job for part of the time at restaurants with family meal which meant I could eat when I got on shift for free and only really had to worry about breakfast most of the time. Others have said about getting a cooler and such but I didn't have any sort of room for that and $5 a day for a diner breakfast was fine for me (usually). I parked in rotating decent/nice residential areas, tried to find dark streets. Often I would see a full street of vans with blocked windows in posh neighborhoods I knew would not put up with "those people" being around during the day. So that's a good sign that the homeless there are vandwellers/chill and not the hardcore type. Parking late and leaving early (the sun will wake you) means most never knew we were there. Where I live (Los Angeles) there is a ton of homeless people so I avoided the "recommended" areas like Walmart as that put me at more of a disadvantage as a woman to be around others that may or may not be chill. I had a switchblade to sleep with and if someone harassed me (looking at you Venice homeless population) I just parked somewhere else. No use to get attacked to prove a point. One thing I wish I would have done is to make sure my vehicle registration, insurance, driver's license, etc. was all up to date, since I did not know when I would next have an address. You can't get a P.O. box without a physical address. I didn't have the correct license and ended up with a warrant at one point because I couldn't get a new license until I had a place to live :(
The vehicle I live out of during the colder months when the camp goes through it’s seasonal weather anomalies is a 2001 GMC cube van. It has a ten foot fiberglass box with a counter and a bench. I put my folding cot in the middle and sleep comfortably. My useful necessities are in plastic boxes, I cook at parks, I sleep in a double sleeping bag, have a sawdust bucket for a toilet, a cooler for food . I get ice frozen at a fridge in a local college I attend, and take showers at friends homes. It’s a tough life and sometimes you have to be patient about many challenges but it is a good way to keep expenses low or not have to work as many hours. I was able to pay my land off in eight years. Sometimes I wish I had a house but then remember the stress I was under always having to get the mortgage money up. Someday I will build my little cabin, have already experimented building natural buildings like small domes, underground root cellars, greenhouses. Now the financial stress has been reduced . I don’t get SSI or other income, but because of this lifestyle I can work less than part time while going to school full-time. My life without stress from the monetary needs is more stable and relaxed. If well-planned out, it could almost be satisfying, unlike other lifestyles. And I am growing an edible perrenniel garden at the camp, picking my own apples, plums, hazelnuts, vegetables, every year. It’s been a rugged lifestyle but it shows what you are made of. (BTW, I’m a woman in my late fifties, it has kept me very fit. I can outwalk, out hike, out roller blade people half my age).
I realy like what you had to say about living out of your car. My dog is the tuff part. He is 50# and i will allways love him. hate to let him go. i think i agree to get rid of the pets. i think i am making to much of living out off my car. your comments made me feel better. The time is now. it’s like what really is there to plan??. every thing will hopefully work. staying in the moment work
Hey everyone… Gonna make the plunge, start living out of the covered bed of a pick up truck. completely invisible to passersby. yay. my question is, what kinds of penalties are there for living out of your car? if the cops catch you and it’s obvious you are living out of your car, what kinds of monetary fines are there? can they repo your vehicle? i’m sure it varies from city to city, i’m just wondering if the money saved on rent outweighs the potential and possibly recurring fines. thanks in advance to all who reply.
Luckily my place of work has staff showers so I can shower for free in the morning and after work. I work all day every day so I only really go home to eat and sleep which I can easily do in my car. I’m a surfer so I spend most of my free time on the move chasing waves anyway so living in the car fits well with this and gives me lots of focus when I’m not at work. I’m also a volunteer Coastguard which provides me with more time consuming activities outside of work.

I am sorry about your friend and her boyfriend. I worked nights and you really need a quiet place to sleep in the day. How about renting a storage space near your job, and sleep there in the day. Make it a place for your car and your stuff. Get there as soon as you get off from work, and you can sleep in your own bed, that you will have there. Rent a cheap membership to the Y, and you can clean up there, and you can eat at the soup kitchens. Save as much money as you can, and then get your own studio apartment, near your job. You are working night, so you will not have to be there at night. (storage place) Use your friend’s address, or any friend. The very best to you, and to all, who are trying to make it, while the rich stomp on us daily!


Compared with other liver injuries, a contusion tends to be mild and not life threatening. Recovery depends on how severe the injury was. For example, if the injury resulted from a simple fall onto a bicycle handle at low speed, it may only be a matter of days until the soreness is gone and liver tests are back to normal. If the injury happened in a bad motor vehicle accident, it may take days to weeks before liver tests are normal.
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