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 job at Burger King and was singing in a choir, but the working day out of the blue he expected my sister if I was single. Our first time was the plaza and a movie. Afterwards I assembled his two sons from his previous marriage.
It became my first serious rapport. 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 target and had his sons with us. I would watch him play his video games, sometimes I’d play too. He was adoring and cared about me. After two years we got married. We couldn’t afford a wedding dress so I wore plain clothes.
While we were living together, William didn’t like the design he did, so he discontinue. I was still at Burger King. When a brand-new handling company took over our build, they invoked the payment to method 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 duos without children and I don’t want us to get split up. We’re in a clique on the edge of Seattle. I haven’t really looked for run as I don’t have the bus fare to go into the city.
William Lomax, 53
When I firstly fulfilled Lili, I realised she can 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 oversaw 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 costs in Seattle are ridiculous.
Like every duet, Lili and I have our ups and downs. Whenever we get into an argument, I walk away until I cool down. Sometimes I go a pretty long time. But the most important thing is we ever apologise to each other.
She wants to get out of this camp and into an apartment and I’ve pretty much been working on it. I go online to insure 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 soul. She tells me to try to get on social security systems but I’m tenacious and I’ve never let beings mitt me things on a silver dish. I’ve been a school janitor, a commissary on an u. s. air force basi, I did some prep prepare.
I never should be considered giving up. If there’s a house out there for us, rely me, I’ll find it. If there’s a errand, I know I’ll get that as well.
Lakenya and William are still living at Camp Second Chance.