I grew up in a series of small towns in the Hudson River Valley region of New York. My parents bought their first home when I was in Middle school. My parents and I lived on one half and they rented out the other half. Since I've moved out, the last tenant also left and instead of finding new tenants my mom slowly moved in to the other half of the house. The division of the house and the decay that the structure began to undergo over the last fifteen years has become a visual symbol of my parents crumbling marriage, struggle to try and stay in the middle class and battles with addiction.