(Also for ABC Wednesday: "S" is for "Stan")
This week's prompt reminds me of a certainwell-known motion picture. So I wrote the following. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is: name the movie.
You know that old TV show “Let’s Make a Deal”?
Well, we made one – (a deal not a TV show). And what a deal!
It seems we’re now caretakers. You know the tough time we’ve been having what with Stan out of work, and you know how we were forced to give up our apartment and little Danny had to leave that great school we worked so hard to get him into.
Well, the times they are a-changing.
Some time back I happened to run into an old high-school pal and after I unloaded my various troubles on to her, she casually mentioned that if we wanted to act as caretakers we – the whole fam damily - could get free room and board for the winter.
Well, that sounded interesting, at the very least.
It seems there’s this resort hotel upstate which has to close down during the winter months because the snow piles up to ten feet or so around it. They needed someone, preferably a small family, to live there during that time, taking care of things.
It sounded almost too good to be true. Well, it was both good and true; we’re now comfortably ensconced in this beautiful palace, enjoying life, something we haven’t done for quite some time.
Little Danny has been getting exercise and making his moves by riding his tryke up and down the hotel corridors.
And Stan now has the time to work on his novel. He’s sure he’ll be able to finish it in two months. It’s a pleasure for me to listen to him working away; if energy, dedication and enthusiasm mean anything he’s in the process of creating a masterpiece.
Even if it doesn’t turn out to be a work of art but just some shallow mass-market best seller – that will make us a huge fortune – I could live with that too.
There’s just one thing. The feeling of cabin fever here is really strong; we’ve got to be sure none of us goes nutcakes because of it. I’ll keep you posted.
(Also submitted to Sunday Scribblings)