Lakenya Lomax, 45
William and I converged when we were working as caregivers in a retirement home about 20 years ago. I was living with my sister and he started calling and asking for me. I was always out because I’d moved to a place at Burger King and was singing in a choir, but the working day out of the blue he questioned my sister if I was single. Our first date was the plaza and a movie. Subsequentlies I convened his two boys from his previous marriage.
It became my first serious tie-in. A few months later my brother-in-law asked me to leave and I moved in with William. It was fun. We were in our own residence and had his sons with us. I would watch him play his video games, sometimes I’d play too. He was loving and cared about me. After two years we got married. We couldn’t afford a wedding dress so I wore plain invests.
While we were living together, William didn’t like the wreak he did, so he discontinue. I was still at Burger King. When a brand-new handling firm took over our construct, they grew the rent to space more than we could render and we got evicted.
We became homeless on Valentine’s Day 2014. It’s the first time I’ve been homeless. I could probably go into a shelter but most don’t take pairs without “childrens and” I don’t want us to get split up. We’re in a camp on the edge of Seattle. I haven’t really looked for act as I don’t have the bus fare to go into the city.
William Lomax, 53
When I first convened Lili, I realised she knows how pretty much get on with anybody. She’s definitely not shy. It took us a while to get married because neither of us could render the licence. But we eventually controlled it.
As a child, my mother and I moved metropolitans a lot and at times were homeless, but this is the longest I’ve been homeless for. The rental prices in Seattle are ridiculous.
Like every duo, Lili and I have our ups and downs. Whenever we get into an arguing, I walk away until I cool down. Sometimes I move a pretty long time. But the most important thing is we always apologise to each other.
She wants to get out of this camp and into an suite and I’ve pretty much been working on it. I go online to attend what rentals are available and while I’m there I look for work. But she tells me I shouldn’t work because I’m not young anymore and I have a bad heart. She tells me is striving to get on social security systems but I’m tenacious and I’ve never let beings handwriting me occasions on a silver dish. I’ve been a school janitor, a commissary on an u. s. air force base, I did some prep prepare.
I never should be considered giving up. If there’s a live out there for us, rely me, I’ll find it. If there’s a task, I know I’ll get that as well.
Lakenya and William are still living at Camp Second Chance.