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

Survival Guide to Homelessness: An Introduction to The Series

One of the things I have decided to do with this blog is write a series of articles, which I am going to call "A Survival Guide to Homelessness" or something like that, I may tweek the name a bit later on, but for now that's what I'm calling it.

The goal of this series is to help other folks who've for whatever reason found themselves homeless. I know when I first became homeless I didn't have a clue what to do or who to turn to. Never having been homeless before, I had no experience at it, nor had I ever given homelessness any thought. Being that becoming homeless had been caused by a flood (not financial hardship, as is the reason for most folks becoming homeless) I had no warning and no time to plan, and becoming homeless was completely unexpected for me.

In talking with others in the 5 years since I first became homeless, I have found that many become homeless due to debts and foreclosure and thus have many weeks, sometimes months to prepare for being homeless. They get their car ready to live in, divid stuff out to family and storage units, and have a scheduled "plan of action". For most however, homelessness was sudden and unexpected: hurricanes, tornadoes, fire, illness, laid off from work, and as in my case a flood. One day everything was fine and the next day every thing was gone. It is for these people I write this series: for those who had no plan, no expectation of becoming homeless.

No idea how many articles I'll end up writing or how often I'll add new ones to the set, but I'll always add "Survival Guide to Homelessness" to the title so that you will know the article is part of that series.

I actually can see myself doing several different series of articles here, on various topics, as I already mentioned before I'll be doing an RV living series as well, and a Homeless with Pets series later on, as well as a Cooking without Electricity series too.

But anyways, there you have it, one of the things to be watching for as this blog progresses.



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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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