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 7, 2010
Ok, so it's a little bit about the bus...
Here is progress rebuilding the front of the Lowe's kitchen cabinets to match the IKEA
I've received some great contributions to my fund to
CONVERT MY DIESEL BUS to run on a more environmentally fuel: FRENCH FRY OIL, collected from restaurants.
If you'd like to contribute to this fund, send whatever you can via PayPal to RoyPertchik@GMail.com. Put "Vegetable Oil" in the PayPal message.
5/13/2010 Another generous contribution, Thank you BSN and MP. $2,168 to go... 3/29/2010 Another very generous contribution has arrived Thank you so much MC and BSN! Only $2,288 to go!
3/15/2010 Much thanks to the Katrina Relief Volunteers who passed the hat. Only $2,488 to go.
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