My husband started a biofuel business several years ago. It was and is his dream. He worked in IT for almost 30 years. During the last few of those he studied and planned this business.
He has worked all day everyday since quitting his last job and making his business model a reality. One year into the project we were out of money, credit and facing the closing of the business.
We had a sit down, serious talk.
Should he go back on contract with a computer firm or do we hang on a few more weeks on my paycheck?
As we talked, I weighed the options for myself. I hadn’t seen him this happy for years. To close the business now would be a huge blow to him. Could we hang on?
We decided to turn the heat way down in the house.
Eldest son “The Chef” brought leftovers from his catering jobs and we ate from that. The kids all contributed what they could from their jobs. We hung on.
The business began to turn a profit.
Years later, he still works from early morning till late at night.
Last night he came in after midnight. He had spent a long day placing oil drums behind restaurants and training a new driver. After a hot shower and some food he climbed into bed and we cuddled up to keep warm.
We keep forgetting to turn the heat back up in the house.
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