Welcome to My Full-Time RV Living LifeStyle Blog!

I suppose I should mention that this is an RV blog. The picture of me standing beside a motorhome in the banner probably tipped you off to that fact already, but you know how it is with blogs, any body can put anything in the header.

Anyways, I was born, raised, and live in Maine, I have 12 cats, and some people would call me homeless. Nope, I have a home, I just don't have what people call a standard house. My house has wheels and her name is Rosebud. My backyard stretches on for thousands and thousands of miles all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

Once upon a time I had a "regular home" but a flood came and took it away. Me and my cats spent the next 3 years living under a 8x6 tarp and survived through 3 blizzards and Maine's coldest winter on record when the temps hit -48F. After that me and the cats moved in a Volvo. As hard as it is to live in a tent with 12 cats, it's even harder to live in a Volvo with 12 cats, and a motorhome named No Hurry was the answer. No Hurry: my home, my office, my RV.

I plan to use this blog to share my thoughts, ideas, adventures, and advice on being self-employed, living and working a full-time RV LifeStyle with an army of cats, while boondocking in the wonderful (and sometimes sub-zero) state of Maine.

I hope to write a post a day featuring random thoughts as they pop into my head, and hopefully 2 or 3 posts per week will focus on something helpful to those seeking to live in an RV full time. If you've any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions on what sort of posts you'd like to see me write, please comment and let me know.

I hope you all have as much fun reading this blog as I know I'll have writing it.

~Wendy

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Misconceptions about the homeless: Panhandlers are homeless.

MYTH: Panhandlers are homeless.

FACT: The most frequent panhandlers are not homeless. For many it's just an easy way to get money, often for drugs. They pretend to be homeless, often begging only a few blocks from their apartment building, thus why so many panhandlers are seen in big cities.

I myself have never panhandled and none of the other homeless people I have ever meet have ever panhandled either.

One local guy who panhandles in front of a motel here in Old Orchard Beach, is actually the owner of the motel, and the owner of more than a dozen other motels in town, as well as being a lawyer, and the owner of the biggest real estate agency in the state of Maine. He doesn't do it for the money, he does it to see how people staying at his motel will treat him, and uses this info to accept or deny tenants!

Another local panhandler here in Old Orchard Beach, has a permit for his job and is a licensed street musician. When he started out in the 1950's he was a WWII veteran and homeless. Today he owns the apartment building he lives in here in Old Orchard and makes $800 a week playing the violin on street corners dressed in the same uniform he wore 60 years ago.




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This post was written by Wendy C Allen aka EelKat, is copyrighted by The Twighlight Manor Press and was posted on Houseless Living @ http://houselessliving.blogspot.com and reposted at EK's Star Log @ http://eelkat.wordpress.com and parts of it may also be seen on http://www.squidoo.com/EelKat and http://laughinggnomehollow.proboards.com  If you are reading this from a different location than those listed above, please contact me Wendy C. Allen aka EelKat @ http://laughinggnomehollow.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=viewprofile and let me know where it is you found this post. Plagiarism is illegal and I DO actively pursue offenders. Unless copying a Blog Meme, you do not have permission to copy anything appearing on this blog, including words, art, or photos. This will be your only warning. Thank you and have a glorious day! ~ EelKat

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