In my semi-ongoing series about my job history, I wrote about how I was let go and how that took me by surprise. That was March 1, 2005. On March 2nd, I wasted a bunch of money at Home Depot.
I woke up thinking: “Hmm, what should I do with my time?” I knew I’d spend time looking for a new job, but I also knew I’d still have hours in the day to fill with time. Instead of planning on sitting around watching movies or messing around on the computer, I figured I would tackle a bunch of little things around the condo.
The condo next door to mine had recently been foreclosed on, and sold by the bank. The new owners had bought it as a place for their nanny to live, and a friend that they knew had him come in and do a bunch of repair and fix-up work. It wasn’t a major renovation but he added a lot of finishes around the house, and I was inspired.