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Back On The Road

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It's now May 2018 and I'm back on the road. I got started later this year than last. Last year I left in February and went to Texas and stayed in Oklahoma for two months.

My last stay last year(2017) was in Pikeville, Kentucky in my small subcompact hatchback(Ford Fiesta). As soon as I got back to the house I share with my ex husband(more on that later) I got my bigger car and drove to Hickory, NC and stayed a few days at the walmart there before going back. It was labor day weekend and we always go and dance.

I didn't go into the house until the first of November when I wasn't feeling well and it was getting cold and I don't like letting the engine idle although I have in the past when it was the only way I could stay warm.

Needless to say, I let my blogging fall by the wayside. When I'm in the house with him I rarely get out. I mostly stay at home and watch TV. When I do go out he goes too and I don't get an opportunity to get online. He's not going …

Pikeville Kentucky

So I wake up a a couple of nights ago and I can take sleeping in my small car no longer. My back is hurting partly because I need to see a chiropractor and I will see one in NC.
It's getting cold at night so I woke up very early cold and my legs and back cramped and my rearend hurting. It has been a long time since I felt that pain. I did pretty well sleeping in a subcompact for six months.
It was okay at first. In fact, just a couple of months ago I was doing well and I especially loved the gas mileage. That was so much better than the car I was in last year.
But the bigger car is also more comfortable for sleeping but nothing really beats a 2008 chevy impala. They are the most comfortable, best riding travel cars. I loved my impala.

Needless to say, I haven't been sleeping well partly because of the cooler weather and partly my back hurting.

I'll be glad to get back to a bigger car and get my back treated. I'm hoping it will be better for sleeping. I was also hoping …

Dating When Homeless

This is an interesting topic. Not that I'm dating anyone or intend to in my situation. I have enough problems and I'm a very private person so telling anyone is out of the question. If I did date someone I wouldn't tell the truth about my current situation. Partly because I think it's none of anyone's business. I'm sure potential partners might think otherwise. Besides, all of my other relationships have failed why would one in this situation work?

Your Shelter Or Mine is an interesting article. Would You Date A Homeless Person If You Found Out? really puts into perspective what the majority of society thinks about homelessness and relationships. Most of the posters all said the same thing. This is only a very small percentage of people but reflects what many think in our society. The general consensus is that homeless people shouldn't be in relationships, having sex or dating. Which to a certain degree is accurate. They really should be concentrating on get…

Introduction To Romance Scams

Okay, people reading my blog might wonder why I signed up for a dating site when I'm essentially homeless. I know it sounds kind of ridiculous. But even people living off the grid(as I like to call it) want love, affection and companionship. But doing so under normal circumstances is very, very hard especially for a woman approaching 50. Try doing it when you're without a home and it's even harder. I'm not sure what I was thinking. If I met someone, he'd somehow understand. Well, that's not the case. But in reality I wanted a friend, someone to talk to. It gets lonely on the road as many of those in my situation can attest to.
So I signed up for EHarmony which is a complete waste of money, Plenty Of Fish(free, I've been with them off and on for the last year) and Badoo(also free but mostly scammers) just to see what was out there. What I encountered on EHarmony within a week or so was a romance scammer. Of course I didn't know that to begin with. It was…

Ashland Kentucky

I left Ashland this morning. Not that I wanted to but I'm getting really tired of sleeping in my small hatchback and I need a change. I'm not sure how much better sleeping in the bigger car will be but it will be different. The 2001 Taurus I had(with steering wheel shifter) wasn't bad. It's better than a Taurus with floor shifter which is still better than a small hatchback.

It's also coming up time for the North Carolina Apple Festival. My ex husband and I always go to that. We both love to dance. Since he hurt his back I don't know how much dancing he can do but I'd still like to go. Plus it's going to start getting cold and I hate letting my engine idle to stay warm so I will head to Florida. I have some things to take care of first. I need to salvage as many clothes as I can from that falling down house, get the car he's driving cleaned up and ready so I can drive it. I'm hoping once I get some of this stuff done, maybe go to the apple festi…

Living In A Car On $800 A Month

For the past couple of hours I've been watching Youtube videos trying to get some ideas on what I could do to make it more confortable living in a car. I would like one day to get into a van but right now that's not possible.
I watched several on vans but that's not really useful to me right now. It gives me ideas though.

Here's a link to a video that I found interesting, Living In A Car On $800 A Month.
This lady is 64 and disabled. At one time she was in a wheelchair. Her vehicle is a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. It's about the size of what I'm in right now. She spends much of her time in Nevada/Arizona where she can camp on public land. I'm on the east coast so there's no public land plus I'd just be terrified out in the middle of nowhere in the desert. Not of the wildlife but of people. Who knows how many Ed Gein's there might be wandering around. No thank you.

The one thing I definitely disagree with is making a makeshift toilet in the car. Howev…

Kentucky

So I leave Marion, Ohio this morning and am now in Kentucky. I didn't sleep real good last night. I got cold early in the morning shortly before dawn. Right after I started my car to get warm I heard the guy in the van next to me who'd also slept in the walmart parking lot start it up(he had that reflectives tint, gold on the all back windows, silver on the front, pretty cool looking but obvious he slept in it). He left within a few minutes. I woke up two or three times early this morning then fell back to sleep and slept really hard with weird dreams. I finally had to go to the bathroom so bad I went inside walmart.
I looked at the weather and it's dropping down to upper 40's even though it's august. I decided I should probably leave as I hate letting my engine idle. I know what it did to my 2001 Ford Taurus. I ended up having to have a valve job because of all the idling. Who knows I may still have to but no point in making it happen sooner and it uses too much f…