We were not begging but we could tell that the family was digging too deep into its reserves. After about a year and no serious job forthcoming, Tommy decided he would go into a business of his own. He started a business with the little we had saved over the years, he gave it his all, time, body and soul. Tommy could be very determined and that was the spirit he put into the business, however, it was our home that suffered the brunt. Gradually I began to feel the detachment from him, he was more connected with making the business boom, there was little or no time for me and my little boy.