They scanned the newspaper, hoping to find something. They had been looking for an affordable house to move into for about a month. Prices were so high, and the market was definitely in favor of sellers right now. Hal turned the page and asked Melissa, “What about this, a modular home?” He was pointing to an ad for modular homes that said, “A great alternative for the first home buyer.”
Melissa said, “I’m not sure what it is.”
“It is a pre-fabricated home in pieces the way I understand it. I would have to call and get information for sure about it. It does say it is a great alternative and there are not a lot of options out there right now.”
“We have nothing to lose, let’s call ‘em.”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – modular
There has been a conspicuous absence of posts on my blog recently. I am back to being more than a week behind and I am trying to find a little time to write. My usual writing time is the quiet of the night after everyone has gone to sleep. However, life has kind of altered that as I have not been getting the sleep I need so therefor, I fall asleep many nights before I can write anything.
There has been a conspicuous void of words flowing during the day as there is usually too much going on and my boyfriend has the TV turned up so loud, I can’t think. So, by the time it has quieted down I am usually too tired to write. BUT a new week is here, and I have a plan or two for some me time. I know I focus on many other things but if I can just narrow it down to some thoughts that come only one at a time, maybe I can get caught up this week.
So, keep your eyes posted for incoming words… I am going to try again to catch up. Have a great week! (((HUGS)))
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – conspicuous
I hear the word pristine, and I can’t help but head back to my youth. The movie The Breakfast Club spoke for my generation and many more to follow. A timeless tale of stereotypes and the stress of teen life. It was a scene with Bender giving Clair a hard time and she flipped him the bird. His reply, “Obscene finger gestures from such a pristine girl.”
The movie had me relating with Allison (Ally Sheedy) who was desperately trying to be herself but fitting in nowhere. And Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) who was under a lot of pressure to get good grades. I was incredibly shy and wanted to belong somewhere and was in the shadow of my sister’s good grades.
The prom queen (Molly Ringwald) and the jock (Emilio Estevez) were not in my league. I was awful at sports, very uncoordinated, and like I said, I was shy, not a social butterfly. And I was far from Bender’s (Judd Nelson) character as I was the daughter of a cop and walked a straight and narrow line.
I have watched the movie numerous times and still today feel a wave of emotions from the film. It was quality film making and helped launch the members of the “Brat pack” into stardom. I randomly still quote lines from the movie and can pretty much follow along with the dialog now if I watch it. If you have not seen this John Hughes gem… I recommend you watch it!
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – pristine