"So, why did you move back?" This is the question that I most often get when I tell people my story. After 18 years in the United States and 5 college degrees (undergrad and graduate) between my parents and I in that span, I decided to move back to Venezuela in September of 2012 becoming the last one to return. The alternative, of course, would have been to overstay my visa and become an illegal. To answer the original question, I honestly thought that I would have better career prospects in Venezuela as a legal citizen than as an illegal in the US. Long story short, I was really wrong. How can I depict the effect that the collapse on the price of a barrel of oil had on a heavily dependent oil exporting nation? A nation with a government that prides itself on its patriotism and national sovereignty, yet it is unable to produce its own foods and has to resort to Mexican goods for government sponsored boxes of food and to Brazilian imports to maintain food on the shelves of markets. The housing market is overwhelmed with a plethora of dollarized housing sale prices with the ever fluctuating exchange rate of the black market dollar as the local currency buying option. In my 5 years back, I have lived in 5 different places because of overcrowding at relatives' houses or the rental housing did not accept children. My wife is pregnant with our 2nd child and the landlord has all of a sudden asked us to find another place because he has to "fix the roof" 3 months into our 6-month contract. The end date of this campaign is our move out date. The house rental market is either asking for dollars or they simply do not rent to families with children because the law protects children from evictions. Therefore, it makes renting to families with children a risky business for people who do not want to have their real estate "invaded." I intend to buy a very raw, unfinished small 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex house and invest 50% of my income to have it habitable by the time the baby is born in February. In the meantime, we'll have no choice but to move back in with family in already overcrowded conditions. My children should not have to be the reason why they can't have a stable roof over their head. They should be the primary reason to invest in one and that's why I'm here.