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.