I graduated high school in ‘93 with hair down to my waist and no vision, so I decided to take a year off to “find …show more content…
Over the next couple of years I learned the ropes in the cable TV business. I traveled around for most of ’96 and ’97 going where the work was. I tried to leave the Gulf Coast behind, but it had a hold on me. I missed the water. I eventually made my way back there, and leased a house with some long time friends of mine. They were a couple who I had known for years. One of my roommates, now my wife, had been dating my other roommate for quite some time, but to my credit, I dated her first. We still had some electricity between us, and well, the rest is history. Needless to say though, it did cause some problems in the household, but we were coping.
I got a call from my boss on a Friday afternoon about an opportunity to move up to Atlanta. The tricky thing was that I had to make the decision in an hour. To add a little extra pressure, I had to leave that Sunday or my window of opportunity would close. I was at a crossroads. My girlfriend and I were just starting to get serious; we had just signed a lease. I didn’t know if she would go with me, but I sucked it up, called my boss, and agreed to the move without talking to her.