November 24, 2013
The weather is consistently
down to 25 degrees. I have created what I call “hot dog sleeping.” I put a red
comforter on the back seat to cover the bottom and the back where your back
goes. Then I lie down under a white blanket and a blue comforter that is doubled
over. Then I fold the red comforter down on top of me. So I’m lying on one
layer of red comforter with a white blanket, two layers of blue comforter, and
one layer of red comforter on top of me. I sleep in my winter coat, two hats,
gloves, and long johns. Last night I was generally warm. It took all that and I
was generally warm.
I think sleeping in the garage
always feel warmer because it blocks the wind. On really cold nights, that’s where
I need to be.
Here s what someone wrote on Reddit
under the title “I am a college university student that lived in my van.”
“I’m not trying to victimize
myself or make people feel sorry for me. I don’t blame anyone because no one is
at fault for anything. It’s just a choice I made. No one is to blame for something
I knowingly got myself into. I’m doing this AMA because I thought I had an interesting
story and wondered if anyone would like to hear it. In addition, there are
other people who are considering this path (for whatever reason) and I’m glad
to share my experiences so they know what they’re in for.”
Ditto it all.