In retrospect, it’s amazing that the seasoned panel van lasted for as long as it did, but when I bought the van from my Uncle Pete it was already ten years old, then pete had taken wonderful care of it, so it ran well, however it didn’t have too many wonderful years left in it… I drove that large van everywhere, plus when things went sour with my parents I turned it into my home.
It was large enough to sleep in, plus got me away from their house! This turned out to be a awful idea, because although the town of Philadelphia, PA is enormous, it’s darn near impossible to find a long term parking spot.
Once the Philadelphia cops find out you are living in your car they will make sure you can’t park anywhere for more than a few hours; After the eighth time the Philadelphia cops made me transport from under a bridge, I was getting exhausted of it. I found an RV park on the outskirts of Philly that let me park plus sleep there at evening. This was a stroke of luck, because it’s also where I met the owner of a cannabis dispensary who gave me a task. At this point cannabis had just been legalized, plus current dispensaries were popping up all around Philadelphia. This guy needed workers, plus I needed cash, so it was a match made in heaven. I stayed in Philadelphia plus worked at the cannabis dispensary for six months, then I paid to fix the van plus hit the road to find a current home.