Create a blueprint for Randy’s house and property in Fort Repose in Alas, Babylon. Add at least 6 specific details discussed from the setting. Write a paragraph (5–8 sentences) explaining why Randy’s house was important to the novel.

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Randy's house is a modest property on the outskirts of town. Downstairs in the house are the kitchen, a living room/den area, and Randy's office. It is in this office that he stashes his special supply that he purchased before the nuclear war broke out, and it is much later...

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Randy's house is a modest property on the outskirts of town. Downstairs in the house are the kitchen, a living room/den area, and Randy's office. It is in this office that he stashes his special supply that he purchased before the nuclear war broke out, and it is much later found—which is when they first had coffee several months after the disaster. The den is where Randy's sister-in-law teaches the children in a homeschool setting. There are bedrooms upstairs where the family sleeps.

Outside, they have a small plot of land backing up to a river, which they eventually travel in order to find salt. On Randy's property, he installed a well water system around the beginning of the novel to provide water for them during the crisis. Additionally, he has his car on the property, which is frequently serviced by his mechanic so it is kept in good running condition.

Randy's house is extremely important to his small community. He brings his family to the house as well as his neighbors and creates a sort of fort and base of operations to survive the nuclear disaster. It acts as a school and shelter while also being able to provide them with facilities and water from his well and even access to the river that they can travel to find a wealth of salt for preserving and flavoring food.

It seems to be strategically placed, and is far enough away from the rest of society that no roving bands can come pillage it. Eventually, Randy and the group have to travel into town and begin enacting a sort of martial law, taken from Randy's time as an Army Reserve officer. At this point, the well-maintained car is an incredible blessing because it allows them to travel and transport goods.

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