Go home winter, you’re drunk

With the polar vortex turning the entire Midwest colder than Antarctica, I worry about the many missing people out there who may be wandering around the country homeless.

I know homeless people tend to be pretty self-reliant and lot of major cities have taken all sorts of initiatives to protect their homeless communities, but it is never going to be entirely enough. I mean, where I’m at, the wind chill is like -30 or so and I’m afraid to even take Kinsey out to pee, never mind try to spend the night outside.

I’ve already read of one case of a missing man apparently dying of hypothermia.

I wanted to mention a really good Facebook group, Missing and Homeless, which is specialized for missing and vulnerable people who are believed to possibly be somewhere among the homeless community.

Stay warm tonight, everybody.

5 thoughts on “Go home winter, you’re drunk

    • Meaghan January 30, 2019 / 10:19 pm

      My boyfriend and I took in a homeless guy last summer, an old friend of his. Unfortunately he was struggling with a lot of issues including addiction, and he did not want any help. After a month or so he left and we haven’t heard from him since.

      I hope he’s warm tonight and has a place to sleep. I think he does, because in December he got arrested for selling meth. He’s probably still in jail.

      • marsyao January 30, 2019 / 11:22 pm

        It’s nice of you. I have lived in Chicago for 7 years, I know exactly the feeling of the bitter cold, stay home Meaghan, keep warm.

  1. Kathy February 1, 2019 / 6:14 am

    Hope you’re all ok over there and I’m thinking of you – here in Australia it was over 100 degrees yesterday where I live. So hot the roads are melting.
    Such extreme weather wherever we are

  2. Patrick Kerrigan February 2, 2019 / 8:34 pm

    Marsyao, did you leave us high & dry in the South Suburbs of Chicago. I really enjoyed this cold weather. No place to go, plenty of frozen dinners, heat, and a working microwave. The only problem is all the snow. I need to find some place to send it, where it will be appreciated.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s