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.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Copper Mine north of Silver City
The "steps" in the distance are each higher than a house
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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