I know, but why not move to that nice place and have a new start, if it's a cool and well paid job ... I thought you'd be constantly moving from one desaster spot to another for FEMA anyway, and I even remember you moved to a friend for some time, ehmm ... if you asked me (you sorta did), it's a good idea to search for an office job in a nice place, because you won't get any younger and Chicago is not that bad for artists (especially of your generation, ie. famous & my all time fave German musician Peter Brötzmann lives there), it's sorta anarchic (no wonder, Chicago history), but not that focussed on youth culture like NY & SF ... ok, that's how I see it from distance
Well, right now my son and daughter in law live in Chicago. The problem is, my husband lives and works here in Texas, as does my grandson. We're getting ready to start him in therapy with our without his mother's permission. We might have a custody fight, I don't know. Can't really apply for anything until we get this poor kid settled.
Oh, I've got a book started, chapter one. It's The Morrigan at wordpress.com.