ZA: Part IX

……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………

Danny and I couldn’t even recognize who they were — but to be honest, we don’t know many of our neighbors, just the ones very near us and the Kubiaks down the street.  Oh, and Steve, too.  But these ‘people’ were not our friends, and no one we knew.  They looked a bit older, based on their clothes and shoes (because, let’s face it, old people wear old people shoes).  They moved very, very slowly, but I was still scared of them.  It was something about them.  Their skin, their dead eyes, their creepy staggered steps.  We drove passed them as quickly as we could and I tried to distract the kids with the iPad so they wouldn’t see.

They didn’t, thank goodness.  They asked where we were going and why we had the boat.  I told them we were going up to Grandpa’s cabin and we were going to have a lot of fun.  We wanted to be safe and healthy and that right now, that meant getting out of the valley.  They didn’t really ask any more questions, probably because Team UmiZumi was calling them.  I was very thankful.  How do you explain something like this to kids under 7?

Then I remembered the baby.  I hadn’t really had a lot of time to stop and figure out how we were going to make it work with the baby.  I started to panic (because that’s kind of what I do…) and made Dan stop at Heights Family Food.  I ran in and bought every single pack of diapers and formula and wipes and bottles they had.  I filled 2 carts (diapers aren’t really small and compact).  If something were to happen to my milk, I certainly didn’t want to have to worry about feeding the baby.  The baby that was due in a month.  The baby that might possibly be born upriver in a (non-sterile) cabin.  Ah, I had to stop thinking about it.

We left the grocery store and headed down through Asotin and upriver….as far up as we could drive and still unload the boat.  I got the kids in their lifejackets, wrapped them all up in blankets and gloves and hats, and got them settled on the floor of the boat while Danny kind of hid the car in some trees, locked it, and came back to us.  He started the boat right up, with no problems at all.  And off we went…..


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