……Zombie Apocalypse….my FICTIONAL story about how the Prasils would handle a Zombie Virus. To start from the beginning of this pretend tale, click on “ZA” in the categories tab at the right………
Costco had everything we would need — in bulk — in case of emergency. I knew we weren’t in immediate danger. We didn’t need to leave our home asap and we were already ahead of the game by realizing things weren’t right. I thought so, at least. The kids were in the car, and I hopped in and drove to meet Danny at Chevron. We filled up the 4 Runner tank, the Lexus tank and every single one of his empty gas cans Dan had (he had insisted we take the Lexus and not his truck….duh…). Then, we went to Costco.
It wasn’t very crowded, but wasn’t deserted, either. I sent Dan to get toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, diapers…) and I grabbed one of the orange flat carts and went to the back of the store. I got cereal, peanut butter, pasta, and tons and tons of canned foods. Boxed milks (the kind that doesn’t need to be in the fridge), bottled water. I got underwear and socks. Batteries. Then I thought, “What the hell?” and grabbed lots of books for the kids. Whatev.
Our bill was $743.88. But when the world is about to be taken over by zombies, a high AmEx bill doesn’t matter.
We got home and packed plastic storage bins with our Costco stuff. Dan is the best packer in the universe and had our stuff packed very efficiently in an hour. From home, we packed 5 outfits each, warm coats each, 2 pairs of shoes each, and had the kids each pack a backpack with their favorite things. We hooked the trailer to the Lexus so we had even more storage.
I called my parents and told them our plan….