R – Ready or Not

Ready or Not

So, there I was in bed, gazing up at the ceiling, so, so sad because my friends had forgotten my birthday.

Suddenly, the house started moving. At first I thought it was an earthquake.

I leapt up and ran to the window, staring out at bleak January light, and a crane bearing a bright red banner which read Happy Birthday Charles! You’re going to the beach!

I didn’t even know it was a modular home. Thanks guys. Best birthday surprise, ever. I think. Maybe the worst, if there was any structural damage. I know. I’m such a worrier.