I was able to get a few hours sleep last night. Still, I need to find a way to get more rest – I must find a place where I can nap a little during the day. Last night I returned to the same place I’ve been sleeping since I started this. My exact spot from the previous night was taken by someone else, but just a few feet away was a good place to bed down.
As per usual, there was some foot traffic through the night, and some noise – people arguing and some construction on the trolley tracks – but it was far enough away to be a little consequence. I’m able to fall asleep faster with each night. I place my backpack up against a wall and position it so to use as a pillow. Then I unroll my sleeping bag in alignment with the backpack. I unzip the bag about half way and slide in with my shoes on. Once in the sleeping bag I take off my shoes. This assures that no one will walk off with my shoes while I sleep – since they are at the bottom of my sleeping bag. I zip up the bag all the way. I then rearrange all the items in my pockets so that I am not sleeping on them – wallet, coins, ear buds, etc I lay on my side and begin to relax. Still there is pain in my hip where it makes contact with the concrete ground. I lean either a little forward or a little back to alleviate it. Sure it is more comfortable to lay on my back, but I feel less safe that way. I then put my hat on top of my face to block the street lights from my eyes.
I am completely broke until next month’s check arrives, so additional items to help me sleep will have to wait. Before I start collecting more possessions, I need to get a cart of some kind in which to lug them around. I will also need a way to pull that cart around. My ultimate plan is to have a bicycle with a cart attached to the back of it. The cart must be such that I can secure the items in it with a lock. Otherwise people will surely steal its contents. But all this will have to wait until July. Ah but then I’ll be able to travel around the city, perhaps to the park, set up the tent and grab some shut eye in the middle of the day, when it’s needed.
With no money, it’s going to be a long 24 days. I have gotten used to eating at fast food restaurants with the money I get from disability. I won’t be able to do that soon. I think I have a about 30 bucks to last the rest of the month. This will force me to seek out homeless feedings. I need to learn about those anyway. The experience will give me something to write about. Still, if you’d like to help alleviate some of this burden, please feel free to click on my donation button and send a little money. I would certainly appreciate it.
the nods are coming back. I need to go for a walk.