Unemployed for over a year – Watson, 46, had been an operations manager at Culligan Water. He spends nearly every day at his computer looking for work. When frustration sets in after hours at the computer searching, he says, "I grab my Bible," which sits next to his keyboard.
Unemployed for over a year – To make ends meet, Watson has been selling items around the house, from antiques to school supplies. He's considering selling everything from his riding lawn mower to the bricks from a wall on his property. Both Watson's home and another piece of property are in foreclosure, meaning he and his son will have to find another place to live, possibly by the end of summer.
Unemployed for over a year – Three times a week, Watson heads to the offices of a local job placement program where -- if he's lucky -- he can get one of the few $10 gas cards.
Unemployed for over a year – On top of his financial situation, Watson has been dealing with a bitter divorce and custody battle over his daughter. He already has custody of Timothy. The former Marine's eyes tear up with pride and love when he speaks about his two kids.
Unemployed for over a year – Watson hasn't had to sell the drum set, which both father and son play. The love of drums unites the two, who relentlessly tap their fingers on the kitchen table when they're not playing.
LTU food pantry – To receive a monthly stipend of $240 from the state of Florida, Watson volunteers at a local food pantry, where he marks food items for sale. He also receives $347 a month in food stamps.
LTU shopping – Watson shops for food at the same food pantry, which is operated by a faith-based organization. "I always find a way to find just enough," Watson says of buying food for him and his son. "It's amazing!"
LTU religious sign – Watson draws inspiration from a Bible verse that hangs in his hallway. "I pass by (it) numerous times throughout the day," he says. "Employed or unemployed ... I know that he is God, and I know that it will happen. It's not a matter of if it will; it's just a matter of when it will."