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.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Hey, 98.6, its good to have you back again!"

Feeling much better this morning.  A little achy in my back, but feeling stronger and pretty clear.  I think I will press on to Bandelier later.  There are so many departures and goodbyes in traveling, I will miss Marie and Winter, and the three mountain climbers here from Europe now, Couch Surfing their ways through the west.

In Taos, I will stay with Cheyenne, who has traveled extensively and has organized relief work for children in Africa, and then Tania and Jeff, who have a large organic farm.


  1. Glad your feeling better!!! Sounds like other than the illness your having a good time...
    Things are going great here in NOLA :-) as ever I love this place & her people. We're headed back to Phoenix to get the rest of our household stuff soon so it's starting to feel like a permanent move! Take care....

  2. Sweats, nausea, head ache, body aches, increased heart rate/metabolism and fatigue are symptoms of food poisoning not flu, which would last a while longer. Could be an allergic reaction to something like shellfish. Check also for exposure to Carbon Monoxide vapors which produce similar symptoms and can irritate the throat.

  3. Hi Signpainter,

    Yea, I got over it in three days, so I think it was food poisoning. I have a Co detector in the bus, and a propane detector, too. Now maybe I need a Co detector tester, and a propane detector tester...

    Anyway, thanks for the diagnoses :-)