Homeless in Seattle

H. C. Covington -- I CAN America (icanamerica@email.msn.com)
Tue, 8 Jun 1999 03:51:44 -0500


>On Sun, 30 May 1999, unknown name wrote:
>
>> Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 04:57:39 GMT
>> From: unknown name <uhhh@dunno.com>
>> Newsgroups: alt.society.homeless
>> Subject: I'm Homeless IN Seattle..
>>
>>  Hi there.. such arguments     over other peoples living situations..
>>

>>
>>      I'm homeless.. live in my truck...    and I don't even make minimum
>> wage...     according to the government.. I make 10.80 an hour...
>>
>>      after taxes... and child support   and back child support  what
>> accrued... (spelling)     for a few years that my mother needed full
>> time care..  while she died of cancer...
>>
>>    I get to keep  maybe  $3 something an hour...  add it up..   around
>> 600 dollars a month...    around here  a 1 bedroom apt.. costs.. 580
>>
>>      insurance is 50
>>
>>   food...   that's an expense... we all know about...  150 on
>> starvation budget...
>>
>>   storage for my stuff...      65.00
>>
>>   gas...   for my truck... 80.00
>>
>>   parts.. because its old... a 1976  breaks down a lot...  50.00
>>
>>     cell phone  because I try to keep in touch with LIFE..   30.00
>>
>>    dog food...    my only friend.. in life now...      20.00
>>
>>       a room...  by the month...  300-400 per month... plus partial
>> utilities...                 that adds up to 380 to 500 per month...
>>
>>
>>    either way.. cant afford a room.. or an apartment...
>>
>>    if I didn't eat...      and an entertainment budget of Zero...  I
>> might be able to get a room...
>>
>>  but with eating...  and a little for entertainment...  30 per
>> month...          leaves  max  200 per month for a place...    there
>> isn't anyplace for 200 per month around here...    I work in
>> Woodinville...
>>
>>       I have a problem with stress...   I have a problem with
>> depression...    I wonder why...     when I try 2 jobs... I fall
>> apart.. and loose both jobs...  from stress and depression..
>>
>>     Just medical.. costs me plenty.. of my scarce cash...
>>
>>    a life...    None...   no girlfriend... who wants to date a
>> homeless.. man...  I'm  42   not a kid...
>>
>>
>>    there are a lot of people like me...    don't qualify for
>> anything...   noplace to go..      Just barely make a place to live...
>>
>>
>>          Slaves...   to the wealthy...   slaves to the government...
>>
>>
>>                     thanks for letting me unload...
>> dragonr@ricochet.net      42 year old homeless in Seattle..