Gotta Hit Rock Bottom.....

Our first flip was crazy!! We were broke, couldn’t find work, and it was 2009... 

I’ll save that story for another day about the flip itself, but today I want to about what drove me to do it.

I didn’t have any money, just a massive amount of motivation; a few days before that, I was in a completely different place. I had been bouncing around on the bottom for 2 years, driving aimlessly (wasting gas) trying to find work, and my results were horrible. I couldn’t commit to anything, and I’m sure my attitude came shining through on the few interviews I was able to manage. The pizza place on the corner turned me down for a delivery job, and I hit bottom. Just like that. At the time I couldn’t grasp the enormity of that moment; I just knew it was the end, and I started making plans in my head to give up the house and and car (we were down to one). I had 2 rolls of quarters in my pocket from a secret stash my wife didn’t know about (could’ve bought a few day groceries with that), so I headed to my favorite liquor store. You know, desperate times and all that... as I pulled up, I thought long and hard about the decisions I had made. Most of them not good. I decided that one more wouldn’t hurt, so in I went. Brilliant. I walked out with a bag full of guilt and went home. More tomorrow...