Sacked by the "downturn", an unemployed architect touring the country in a bus...



I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

And...

More doctoring of the electrical cabinet..







Staining cabinets....




Cabinets drying, turned to track the sun.  Kathleen Johnson's boat in the background... someone gave it to her at a yard sale!  Only needs a little cleaning.  Hmmm, that gives me an idea for the next trip!

Tomorrow, and Tuesday, I bolt down the cabinets and fridge in final positions, order an inverter so I can run a microwave off my 200 amp deep cycle battery, cut a few more holes here and there, and I should be ready for Happy Camper RV Repair to wire it up and run some propane lines on Wednesday and Thursday.  Then, I'm headin' West!!!!

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