A Christmas Tree seen at night
Joakim Berndes/Flickr

I lay in my bed and saw the snow twirling and twirling around. I thought how it breaks my heart for the people who don’t have housing. That’s how it was for me last year. However, they let us stay in the shelter when it was snowing.

The snow storm started Friday evening. Here comes the snow, I thought to myself. Here at Woodley Towers, four staff members were ready to handle everything. The snow kept pouring down.

On Saturday morning, the staff in my apartment building told us we could go down to the basement to get to the back door in order to smoke our cigarettes. The staff had made a path for us. It was extremely cold and the wind and snow blew everywhere.

I put on my favorite gloves and my hat. Seeing that the weather was extremely cold sure didn’t bother me. I was in and out of the smoking porch all day long.

The staff prepared a big lunch for us. We had pot pie, hot dogs, baked beans, bologna sandwiches, waffles, pancakes, eggs and sausages. Then for dinner we had a nice meal with ham sandwiches, chicken noodle soup, and coffee all day long.

We had such an enjoyable time. Our good times went on for five days! It felt like Christmas all over again.

How grateful I am to have this new home!