Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Illegally Vagablonde

It was brought to my attention the other day that living in your car is technically illegal in many areas of the country. I haven't looked up the laws specific to GA but it appears that as long as you are on private property, you are golden. The issue though is that most places allowing you to park overnight like walmart have bright lights everywhere for security making sleeping difficult. My plan had been to buy a minivan but unless I seriously black out the back windows, I may invite trouble from the police or the people the five-O should actually be accosting. It looks like I may be back to a delivery van if I can't get a blacked out minivan. I understand people don't want vagrants invading their neighborhoods and bringing potential problems with them but it feels like society is almost trying to force you to submit to the status quo and get plugged back into the Matrix. We talk about sustainable energy, recycling, getting more in touch with nature but when someone actually scales down their life and saves both money and resources, they are penalized. Our society is demented. 

So far my biggest issue still is showering. I bought a couple gallon tub at walmart but lack somewhere to get water from. As soon as I can get to a Home Depot, I'll buy a water key and short hose and do a little drive by water thievery at a strip mall or fast food joint after they close and hopefully that will ameliorate my cleanliness. Don't get the wrong impression, I am keeping clean but taking a bath in a lake or with alcohol wipes isn't the same as having a vat of pristine water to get clean with. When I finally have a van and shower unit, I'll be living large but still on the wrong side of the law. 

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