It's going to get a lot more below zero tonight.
I used to see little cardboard box "shanty towns" under the railroad track bridge off Lake Street. That had to be impossibly cold. The cardboard box houses aren't around anymore. I guess they don't want homeless people making their own home.
How do homeless people do it? I saw on the local news once a bunch of women with their kids in a shelter, sleeping all crowded on mats on the floor. A lot of the women wore fast food uniforms. That's a shame a person can work all day and still be homeless. And that uniform has got to stink after awhile. And the kids are supposed to do "home" work after school (yeah, we have kids in school who are homeless !!!) ???
Often the men don't have a homeless shelter because women and children come first, so they just walk and walk and walk.
The guantlet of beggers downtown isn't homeless people, I don't think. I think they're wackos (they look wacho to me anyway) who stay at group homes. Their hair and clothes just look too clean and kept. When you see a real homeless person who's been that way awhile, you can just tell they badly need some freshening up.