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.

3 comments:

  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....

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  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.

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  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 :-)

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