Thanks for the response Old Pedant!
I do have an ADDED and UPDATED in the record...
What you posted will work for the searching purpose... But what I need is when the member that posted an item and lets say after 5 days from the last UPDATED time and date it would become "inactive or expired"
The member would see that on there own listings page where each posting would say "active" or "expired" on that page. If they were to update the listing, it would then say "active" again for another 5 days. If the member decided to "archive" a posting that is either active or expired, they would be able to and that posting would not be searchable by the other members.
I'm guessing that at that point, members would be able to search and the only results that would be displayed would be the "active" posts from members.