Roger is wrapping his month of hosting Fun Monday with a post-apocalyptic poser:
This week's challenge is going to be about a post-apocalyptic world. Doesn't that sound like fun? Anyway, here is the deal... You knew that the end was coming and prepared yourself for it. In one scenario, you have fashioned a cave into a home for yourself, safe from all the bad stuff on the outside, and you have stocked enough supplies to last for a minimum of twenty years figuring that would be as long as it would take for the bad stuff to clear. In scenario number two, you have acquired a fifty foot boat, yacht if you'd like, and have prepared it in the same manner. The cave has a natural stream flowing through it, and the boat has a desalination device on board, so water will not be a problem.
Your challenge is to pick one of the scenarios and explain why you chose one over the other. See how easy that is? By the way - you cannot bring the boat ashore and you are not able to come out of your cave.
I made the mistake of visiting a few of the participants before writing my own, which is swaying me.... My first inclination was to go with the cave. I don't mind a lack of light (I burn so easily!) and I have always gotten horribly seasick when out on my dad's sailboat. So I felt pretty confident that the cave would be my home for the next 20 years.
Then I read about sunshine and growing things (which appeals to me even though I am terrible when it comes to growing stuff). It was almost enough to make me change my mind and go for the yacht.
But then I thought about it some more, and I'm back in my cave. Because this is going to happen in the future and I have time to prepare, I'll include in my cave some natural lights (and a way to power them) which will allow me to grow things and not get too depressed. I will also paint my cave so that I can have some "outside" time that will include towering forests and ocean views. I like to look - just not be ON the ocean. I won't get too hot or burned; I'll have fresh food, clean water and I won't get sick just existing on my stone floor.
So, yes. I'm a cave person after all!