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This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Alex just lost his job at the plant. His unemployment checks won't last forever. He owns only one thing of value—his pickup truck. That's when the idea comes to him. He can start a hauling business! The business turns out to be full of surprises and takes many twists and turns. Alex doesn't give up. In time, he earns a steady income. He gets closer with his son. And he falls in love. Then he gets a phone call. After all his hard work, he must decide whether to keep his business or let it go. Lexile level: 610L