I needed a place to stay when I got back here and when Jack made me this offer I did not say yes right off. I wanted to get a good look at the place before I did. I was afraid it might be a rat hole in some part of town where they have girls walking the street and guys selling drugs on the corner. Instead it is a pretty nice neighborhood, this place is a three story brick building that used to have six apartments in it. They need to find someone to do HVAC installation in NYC, but aside from that I can do all of the things that he wants me to do. I looked at all of the units and settled on the one that did not really need so much work compared to the others. It will only take me about three weeks to get it ready.
Jack knew this as well and he thought he would get me to fix it up so that he could rent it out and start getting a return on his investment, but I told him that this would be a different deal if I had to live rough. The question I have is whether or not he is going to have the money for the material, because I get the feeling that like a few other guys in this era, Jack may well be in over his head. Of course I am not really taking many chances. I told him that would owe me six months rent and no matter what I figure that I shall get that and if he can not pay for the material, that will be just fine so long as the power company does not turn off the lights or shut off the gas.