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Posted in Personal by Will on Friday, February 27th, 2009 ~ 5pm

Crap. So this is how companies go under. A company needs some extra money to stay afloat. Owner gets a “margin loan” which is a loan based on his wealth as measured by his stock portfolio, and lends it to the company. Then the stock market crashes, and his stock portfolio isn’t worth much — but no worries right, since someday it will rise again? Sure, but, banks have the right to demand an immediate payback of the “margin loan”. But, obviously, he has no money to pay it back, or else he wouldn’t have needed the loan in the first place.

I believe this is what is happening to the place I work, so, I am not optimistic that I will a) be employed much longer, and b) be able to keep living in Boulder. My friend wants me to consider moving out to her in Chicago. I suppose I could, although Chicago is cold. And I am so very aware of the irony that I was only just, in the last couple of months, starting to become comfortable with exploring Boulder, going out, doing things. That’s why I bought the shoes! And then this. It is distressing.

I think of Western MA, but I remember that Ket was concerned I was too old for her, so I’d risk facing a sad situation there if I went there. Probably best to consider Chicago.

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  1. Amy said,

    on February 28th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    (Said in a thick Latvian Accented Yente Voice)
    You give me a call. I see what I can work out for you – maybe even in Boulder. Also – you can crash here temporarily if necessary. The economy sucks here as much as it does everywhere, so temporary crashing is about all we can offer here in the high country.

  2. Will said,

    on February 28th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Amy, I think temporary crashing on the side of a snowbound mountain where you live is probably not a good idea as far as finding a job, but thank you for the offer. I had a similar idea about living in the forest. I have to try to decide where I want to live. Western MA — Amherst — is a nice, Boulder-ish town, but I have the impression there’s no jobs there. Chicago, where I am being invited to go, is a big scary city of concrete walls and no sense of having one’s own isolated property — not even to park your car. I don’t know if I could take the sensations of that, since I often wish I could just build a castle. I’m just 2 days into thinking about this, so I’ll see how I feel later in this weekend. For now I am settling into escapism via watching all the new episodes of Dollhouse, etc. Thanks for the reply, and I will be in touch.

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