Oct 2, 2012
Homeless Update: I Have Been Upgraded From Tents to the Back Seat of Cars to Crack Hotel ...
So listen to me now, hear what I say, Please give me time and maybe love, If there's a God up there, well I hope he helps me, I need him now to set me free, Cos it may be that it's over for me, If you don't hear the things that I say, today. Nobody will change me anyway, no no way
(Black Sabbath - You Wont Change Me)
A couple of years I stayed in what is the worst motel I have ever stayed in. I wrote a review for the place which read.....
"Attempted to call Vineyard Inn (now called Loyalty Inn, don't let the new name fool you) and get directions after being led astray by my gps only to find that their phone was disconnected. Seriously. Should have been our first clue. Upon arrival the desk attendant could not find my reservation because "our fax machine hasn't been working and we don't get any reservations that way". Clue #2. The attendant also informed me that the room was at first actually not so bad and I went about my business that day and came back that night only to find that someone had very obviously been in my room. Food wrappers on the floor, a pack of gum that I had not purchased found on the bed, a wad of bloody toilet paper in the corner and perhaps most unsettling, a "crack baggy" on the floor. It was quite late so my partner and I tried to make the best of a bad situation but finally found ourselves unable to sleep and jumping awake at the slightest sound. We went to sleep with our clothes on due to a vile order that was coming from the mattress and sheets that had odd stains on them that look liked they might have been blood stains. Do yourselves a favor and don't stay there and spread the word to anyone who is even remotely considering it. Sleep in your car, you'll probably be more comfortable (not to mention safer)."
Well I never thought it would happen but I am going to be staying there again for a week or two. On the plus side, donations have made this possible but on the bad side, it will be money down the pooper and $240 a week to stay in this rats nest is a disgrace. I won't mention the location or the name of the motel as they already have one of my Doommantia business cards and the last thing I need is for them to read this. They are just as likely to spike my complimentary breakfast which was the last time I stayed here nothing more than stale, cold toast and dollar store strawberry jelly and peanut butter and I won't mention the quality of the coffee. So that is where I am at right now. It is better than sleeping in a car and certainly a little better than freezing my balls off inside a tent. Thanks again to everyone who has donated but it is upsetting that donations have almost stopped from coming in just when I needed them the most. Please help my homeless ass if you can. We are still giving away Wizardrone CD's for donations of $20 or more for US folks while stocks last. Doommantia.Com is still just a part-time operation and the store is still closed for the time-being. Whether the site will ever fully get back to the way it was is hard to say.
Thanks again to everyone who has helped. It hasn't been nowhere near enough but it has been the only thing that has kept me fed and up to date with medical expenses over the last month. In other news the asshole landlord who heartlessly booted us out of the apartment we were in is suing us now for $2,695 because he is claiming damages (stained carpets etc). Most of those stains were already there in this apartment which hasn't had new carpet or paint in over 10 years. This has been confirmed by long-term tenants that live in the complex. It has rubbed salt into the already cancerous wounds that I now have to live with daily. Life has stabbed me in the back, twisted the knife and pissed in my face but I am trying to stay strong. I can't thank you all for all your support, hard-earned cash and kind words. Hopefully this will all over by the end of next month but who knows.
Respect and Love ........Ed