It was another hot day in the Florida sunshine. Keith looked up at the clear blue sunshiny sky as he closed his tool box up for the last time. He’d been working down in Southwest Florida for the past several months working on construction sites. He was really going to miss this hot weather. Sometimes it became a little unbearable in the summer but you couldn’t beat working outside here during the winter months.
Keith couldn’t wait to get back home to his wife Michelle. He sat down on the tailgate of his pickup truck starring out at the apartment building he’d been working on for the past several weeks. He thought back to that night eight months ago when he abruptly packed up and left home.
He and Michelle had been arguing. After 7 years of marriage things were getting tense in their household. He and Michelle met in college at U of M and soon got married after they both graduated that same year. Michelle worked as a business administer at a small manufacturing company in the Detroit area. She lost her job soon after her company merged with another firm so she became a housewife and wanted to start a family before seeking new employment. Keith was self employed and worked in home inspection. He also did consulting on construction projects that took him around the country at times.