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Wide Awake But Dreaming

I’m sure there’s a fair number of you who’ve read my few posts over the last year and have seen my struggle. I’ve been homeless since September of 2019; I’ve been in and out of mental health programs–including in-patient treatment–since October of 2019. It’s been a trying time and there were a number of times when I didn’t think I was going to make it through these times.

But if you’ve worried about my current state of habitation, you have no need to worry any more:

I’ve got an apartment.

Yesterday I confirmed that an apartment I’ve viewed in Columbia, PA, would be mine and now it is. I move in next Wednesday. I don’t have a lot to move–in fact, I have so much to buy it’s not funny. But even if I have no furniture and I have to sleep on the floor and I won’t have internet…

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Walkabout

Wide Awake But Dreaming

So what am I up to these days?

Well, most importantly, I’m still homeless. I’m spending my time going from Holiday Inn to Airbnb to stay off the street and, let me tell you, it’s stressful. One of the people helping me said I’m something of a wandering nomad and that’s true. Everything I carry is with me and when I’m out on the street I probably do look like a homeless person, only a bit cleaner because I can get a shower now and then.

Right now I’m staying in a Holiday Inn and I expect to be here until Sunday. One of my friend could help me into an Airbnb until after I get my Social Security, so there’s that. And I’m working to get my eviction off my record because, as I was told, no one will rent to me since I have one. It’s not a…

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