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Being Homeless - Night 2

Updated on July 13, 2012

Night 2. Even though I did not sleep in my car, I still had a sense of this is not the most comfortable circumstances I have ever been in. Again i thank the person who offered me their couch on the early morning of night 1, has offered me their couch again for night 2 and for the next 2 weeks until I can make other arrangements.

Still feeling like I am disturbing their daily life, I proceed to fluff my little white pillow and curl up on the couch in the fetal position and cover myself with the big brown blanket that has been provided to me. Although it is not mine I accept its warmth and softness with open arms. My body is sore and tired from a long days work and it needs to get some rest to re-charge. I am unable to close my eyes at first even though they are quite tired and dry. I lay there looking at the ceiling wondering how someone as smart and resourceful as myself has neded up in this situation.

As I listen to the fan behind me blowing cool air around the room, and watch ceiling as car lights reflect off the window into the room. I feel my body start to relax and I am hoping that I may be able to close my eyes and fall asleep soon. TH\he sound of the fan starts to mesmerize me and I close my heavy eyes. It was only an hour when I opened my eyes again unable to find a comfortable position on the couch. So I move around some more and finally find a position on my back. I pull the blanket up to my chin and slowly close my eyes again hoping to get a few more hours of sleep.

I start thinking about things that I need to do. How will I pay my bills this week? Do I have enough money for food? What about my insurance for my car? I hope I will be able to get that paid too this week. Not to worried about that at the moment, I start to relax again and am thankful I have a roof over my head and somewhere safe to sleep again tonight. Hoping that the next few weeks will bring some better news and a better place to live.


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    • Dolores02 profile image

      Dolores02 

      6 years ago from earth

      Thank you for sharing this.

    • dianetrotter profile image

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      6 years ago from Fontana

      The thought of this is frightening. I have a friend that slept in her car for over a month. The police patroling the neighborhood would check on her from time to time to make sure she was ok.

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