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.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A few pics from the road to Carlsbad Caverns





















2 comments:

  1. Roy!
    This is Anna From the Purdue volunteer group that came through Mississippi the same week that you were planning on leaving
    I know I posted anonymously, but I'm honestly too lazy to log into anything right now.
    I found your blog just today and have creepily read through your entire saga rather than work on my final projects and exams.
    I wanted to mention here that I'm particularly excited to see that you went to the Carlsbad Caverns, and even though I completely loathe the desert, these pictures are amazing!
    I'm looking forward to your future blogs, it's been very fun watching your plan unfold!
    -Anna

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  2. Hi Anna,

    Thanks so much for finding my blog. It means a lot to get e-mail and comments (it is a bit lonely out here!) I do hope you keep enough time for your finals, I know you will.
    Did you ever get in touch with Susan about not for profits? I am sure she would be happy to hear from you, even just to chat about whatever your direction is now.
    I miss the Katrina place and the volunteers. It was a wonderful experience.
    (Carlsbad was amazing.)
    Cheers
    Roy

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