So if not for the money, why do I do it then? For the pleasure of providing that customer with their dream home? Maybe I like seeing the joy on a young couple's faces? No, not really. If I’m going to be completely honest with you. There is really only one reason I do what I do.
I do it to observe, to study, to learn you could say.
I have multiple eyes, dozens of them. Hidden in walls, closets, cracks and corners. Not noticeable to the happy new families, couples, single, young, and old that buy my restored houses. Sure sometimes I see them turn around and look over their shoulder as if they expect to see someone watching them. I see them seemingly trying to shake off my eyes burrowing into their backs with a light shiver. I even see the little ones stare intently at the closet. As if they can sense my eyes hiding there. Kids are so observant. However, they never find the cameras, my eyes, and I continue to watch. I see them search through their home at night, double-checking the locked doors and dark corners before going to bed.
I observe them as they go about their lives. Every day I sit down after work, watching them as they cook, play, relax, study, shower, sleep and even make love. I watch their every move, the young and the old, as if watching a reality show. I just wish I had more hours to spend watching, but I need to restore more houses. I need more sales, more eyes. Now, I know you’re wondering what atrocities I do to these "poor people"... Don't worry, I only ever observe them, that's it. Or I haven't done anything yet anyway. I'm still just watching and waiting.
Waiting for the right one to appear in front of one of my many, many eyes.