Homeless No More!

First Sunset

Thank you, dear readers, for your loyalty while I was AWOL.  Some of you may remember that my mother threw me under the bus on New Year’s Eve, 2009.

I very was fortunate to get an H-GAP voucher which kept a roof over my head for a year.   And, I was even more fortunate that brilliant and resourceful Lindsey Legaspi introduced me to Bridgeways and Dr. Piril Akman.  Dr. Akman and Ms. Legaspi secured a more permanent housing voucher for me for which I am profoundly grateful to Ron Sims, the Deputy Secretary of HUD.  Before he went to Washington, D.C., Mr. Sims and I collaborated on the siting of Brightwater, and he’s a prince of a man in my book for intervening for me and others who are similarly situated.

Old growth hiking trail

From January 14 until April 14, I was homeless.  During this time, I discovered the judge had likely been interfering again in my quest for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  He wasn’t successful because there are some very powerful political leaders who think he needs to get a new hobby.  They protected me and made sure I had access to the resources that I needed.

My patio where I scribble in my journal

On April 14, I moved into my new apartment ~ my first real home.  On May 18, I was diagnosed with pneumonia which I likely contracted while I was homeless.  My doctor ordered complete bed rest.  So, it took me awhile to get settled and back to posting on my site.

Yesterday I celebrated the 125,000 visitor mark, and I am humbled by the number of new subscribers who signed up while I was AWOL.  May you all be abundantly blessed this weekend when we celebrate liberty.

It takes a village to end homelessness, and I have many people to thank in my next post.

The photos are what I love most about my new home.  For the first time since I moved to Washington State in 1999, I’m able to see the sunset from my home.  This week I discovered a gem of a hiking trail, and y’all know how much I love to scribble in my journal in the morning.

5 responses to “Homeless No More!

  1. Your patio is so lovely! I cannot believe you were so sick, but then again I can! My health went downhill to a dangerous point while I was out there. Shattering my leg was the best thing that could have happened to me, as it put me in the hospital and nursing home for almost four months. I am so happy for you, and I hope your health is better now. Take care of yourself…I will be looking forward to new postings knowing you are not struggling so much anymore!

  2. Oh, thank you! Can I talk you into coming out to be my neighbor??? I’m connected to all the resources. I think you’d thrive here. The sun is just starting to set. It’s cool. Gorgeous.

    My health is better ~ thanks for asking, but I have to work on developing my lung capacity which was never very good.

    Happy 4th of July!

    Sending hugs,
    Anne Caroline

  3. Welcome back, Caroline. I was wondering why I never received any newletters. for a while.


  4. Helen and Earl,

    I’ve missed you both! Thanks for checking in and leaving a comment. It feels GREAT to finally be at home and back to work and to have the resources that I’ve needed for a long time to kick some serious butt.

    How are y’all doing???

    Sending hugs and thanks,

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