Modern House Tour

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A cluster of modern houses have appeared on a street corner not too far from my house. I’ve liked these homes ever since I first saw them and often wonder what they look like on the inside. Well, luckily the other week there was a tour of all the modern homes in this area built by Stitch Design Shop so I finally had a chance to see inside..

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The interior of the homes were decked out in modern style furniture, and green plants filled the corners.

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All the homes featured two story tall ceilings in the living rooms, and usually a staircase could be found wrapping around the outer edge of the room, giving a unique perspective to the space. I bet cats would really like hanging out up there and looking down on everybody!

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Some homes had flat roofs with a patio on the rooftop. Which made for a great use of the limited space the houses were built on.

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I would love to live in a modern house. But for now, my 1940s house with modern touches will do!

Parking Lot Carnival

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One late spring afternoon, a carnival came to town and began to set up in the parking lot of a mildly run down shopping center down the road. We waited until evening, and then ventured down to see what awaited us.

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A few rides, and some food stalls stood clustered together in what was usually an empty area of the parking lot. But on this night, the shopping center was more packed than anyone had ever seen. People were walking towards the carnival from all directions, there was no admission and no one really seemed to be in charge.

It was a bizarre scene.  Across the way stood the Taco Bell, a Radio Shack that was going out of business, a Chinese Buffet we had been to a few times but regretted, our favorite Mexican restaurant and a number of strange stores we had never been too. On the other side stood the interstate.

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Beneath the swirling clouds people lined up for the rides, waited for their food, and didn’t appear to think this parking lot carnival was a strange abnormality.

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 I’ll never forget the time that a carnival inexplicably appeared in a shopping center near my house.