Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by LowKey » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:17 am

It's the holiday season folks, she may just be a bit busy with family activities. Let's not give up hope until after New Years.
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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by skarface » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:39 am

Hey, Kathy! I'm a lurker who had to register after reading your story. Great job with it all.

However, you've spoiled me for all zombie stories and movies, now. Huh.


Thanks for it all! I almost lost a week or three of work because of this awesome thread.
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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by thebigstick » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:23 pm

welcome skarface you have come in at a sad time to be a moar zombie for our beloved mother hen has gone missing :cry: and left us all here to starve with no story. hope you will be able to overcome the addiction some day but for some of us its too late and we slowly rot away hitting the refresh key in hopes of moar. do not be ashamed to join us though because it is inevitable to become a moar zombie after reading the MJOTZY.
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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

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Kathy was on this morning, there is still hope!
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Post by skarface » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:36 pm

thebigstick wrote:welcome skarface you have come in at a sad time to be a moar zombie for our beloved mother hen has gone missing :cry: and left us all here to starve with no story. hope you will be able to overcome the addiction some day but for some of us its too late and we slowly rot away hitting the refresh key in hopes of moar. do not be ashamed to join us though because it is inevitable to become a moar zombie after reading the MJOTZY.

Thanks, I think I can hold off the uncontrllable urgings for....nnnNNNnnnOOOoooOOOO....



MOAR
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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by Blackgunboy » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:35 pm

Thanks for the great story KIF. :D

I was hoping someone has gone ahead and put all of the journal entries into a single file. If such a file exists, could you PM me so that I might get it. I read somewhere on this thread in a previous post that someone may be working on one. I really would like to get my daughter reading this, she'd love it . Thanks.

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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by tenhigh » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:54 pm

please, please, please write moar Kathy.

If this dry spell, or dare I say it hiatus, keeps up, I'll have to go reread Doc66's stories, and that will just get me more depressed when I run out. Therefore:

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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by Kathy in FL » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:12 pm

Guys, I'm trying. Between the holidays and business I'm scrambling to find time to do the new story elements justice. I'm sorry I'm running so far behind. Economy is hitting all of us and I'm having to help hubby pick up the slack. I'll try to get out another posting in another day or two. This is just no longer a story that can be written while I'm on hold on the phone. There are too many elements and stuff that I have to be careful to research.

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Day 346 (Thursday) – July 11th

Honestly, there is nothing that smells worse than the putrid odor of zombies in the summer or what is left of zombies I should say.

I think I’ve got the day right. We’ve been working round the clock and the days are starting to run together. We’ve been cleaning. I told Glenn that while part of me appreciates his Caddyshack solution to the zombie hive, if we ever have to use it again to this magnitude he could clean it up himself. Honestly every time I think we’ve taken care of all of the mess something will turn up; biological debris wedged into an out of the way stucco wall or concrete block, a blood pool that seeped around a window frame, some material fluttering from a high tree branch like the tail of a demented kite.

I’ve had to scrap a couple of the small garden plots. They were too contaminated to simply plow under or wash off so we had to use the peroxide to flush them with. The produce wasn’t worth taking a chance with. I pulled anything growing up and put it in the compost heap. It’s nearly time to let the gardens have a summer break anyway. I was happy the big summer garden of okra and black eyed peas were spared. The big field of Spanish peanuts were also spared and one of the things I had the kids doing was pulling the plants and stacking them into stacks to finish drying. I also pulled the luffa gourds and they are sitting under nets drying as well.

We had two days of torrential rains, an early tropical storm, wash most of the mess away or deep into the ground. We had to replow and then deeply cultivate the three “killing fields” outside of the curtain wall. The rain uncovered too much; the smell wafted for miles.

We finally ran off the last of the human scavengers when we started using the high pressure pumper trucks that Bob fixed the guts of. We washed some zombies out of hiding as well. They weren’t hiding intentionally but because they were stuck. We’ve pulled all the equipment into the skunkworks and we’ll go through it there; anything too tore up for immediate use will be hauled to an area where we are going to build a scrap yard. Bob wants to try melting some of the scraps and ultimately being able to pour the molten metal into new forms. Beats me if it is possible with our current manufacturing capacity but the process had to start somehow during ancient times and we aren’t quite that archaic.

What we need more than a metalworks however is a glassworks. We’ve got a lot of broken windows and the mosquitoes are bad. Glenn gathered the equipment while on those runs he and some of the young bucks made but the process is pretty tedious if I understanding it right. We have many crates of broken glass at this point, but you have to make sure to remove all biological debris (human or plant) as well as any other contaminants otherwise you’re left with a bad discoloration or weak spot.

We’re in even a worse fix for screens. The girls and I are repairing what we can by sewing them together but some have chunks missing from them, either torn or melted, and need replacing completely.

The repair to the curtain wall foundation has proceeded, but not without delays. We finally had to sew up some sand bags to hold the sand in place and then we used that orange construction netting to hold the stack of sandbags in place. As soon as the rain lets up completely we are going to use the Bobcats to pack more sand over that and then we’ll roll sod on top of that.

I know that sounds like we’re curing today’s problems by creating problems for tomorrow but there will always be problems to solve. If the grass does become an issue we’ll just run Ol’ Billy and his descendants through the area. There are a couple of places in the moat I am thinking about growing bamboo sort of like those things that the men laid in the road to keep vehicles from being able to move very fast.

Amazingly the carp, catfish, and gators came through relatively unscathed. We lost a few but not near as many as was expected. We won’t eat them for a couple of seasons to make sure they don’t suffer some contamination just to be on the safe side.

All of the animals are creating a strain on the resources inside the wall so we’ve had no choice but to utilize outside “pasture” areas. Mr. Choi’s young ladies help with this chore and I’ve been forced to let Sarah take her turn as well though I’m far from comfortable doing so.

And all of this work has been done with an ear turned on what is happening in the area and further afield. It is very hard for us to believe that the NRSC would simply take a licking like they took here and not try some form of retribution. My brother said that their commanders don’t appear to be very experienced as far as strategy goes. You can either watch them perform something straight out of a textbook like they are taking an open book test or they seem to react purely on emotion. There isn’t a whole lot of flexibility to their battle plans.

I’m not sure where that leaves us. Do we have time to completely recoup and develop new defensive postures? Do we have time to rebuild what has been damaged? What, if anything, are they going to throw at us next?

I know something we are really worried about is whether they are going to come at us from the air or use some “smart bomb” type thing from long distance. My brother said that there has been a few air attacks from not many; the Air Force pretty much has restricted that type of movement by the NRSC. The infrastructure and tech is questionable for the NRSC being able to use long range bombs if they were able to keep any away from the US military. What my brother said some are worried about is if the NRSC is sending exploratory groups to take weapons out of the cache of other countries … like Cuba, Canada, and possibly even further afield like Europe or even the former Eastern bloc countries.

How did we step into this hornet’s nest? Last year this time all Scott and I worried about was putting food on the table and keep Code Enforcement off of our backs. If I think about it too hard it gives me a migraine and acid indigestion.

If we’ve come this far in a year, what are the coming days, weeks, and months going to bring? Maybe I should only worry about today and tomorrow. There is plenty enough to deal with for that without begging problems I don’t even know about yet.

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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by bonanacrom » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:31 pm

Thanks for story.
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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by eazy » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:32 pm

Great entry Kathy just in time for my birfday (tomorrow) Now if we could just get all this snow they have been teasing me with I'll be tickled.
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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by tenhigh » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:40 pm

Thanks for moar story, and I hope the Holidays don't get you down too bad. Good luck with it, and thanks again for the update. :D :D :D
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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by thebigstick » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:21 am

yes yes yes thanks for the MOAR story Kathy and hope the situation works out for you and your hubby, from all of us Moar zombies to you we wish our momma hen the best in this holiday season.
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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by Peregrine Falcon » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:22 am

No apologies are ever necessary Kathy.

You've written a great story on your own time, and we get to enjoy it for free!

Take care of yourself and your familiy, they have to come first. Get to the story when you can. I just hope that it's soon. :D

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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by LemmeHitYa » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:40 am

Ahh, thank you Kathy! Nothing like MJOTZY to keep a gal warm on these cold, snowy mornings.

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Post by maddmatt » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:57 am

Thank you for the story it has made my week.
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Post by Commo141 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:44 am

As alway Kathy thank you.
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Post by ozwyn » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:56 am

woohoo!

Thanks for the updates!
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Post by Bearcat » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:02 am

Thank you, thank you.
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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by Ronin71XS » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:53 am

Thanks Kathy! Don't worry about the delays, we'll just shuffle about moaning "MOAR" and keeping away from Beth's skirts-of-darkness.
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Post by ZMace » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:35 pm

Thanks for the story!
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Post by nateted4 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:27 pm

YAY!
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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by The1Paladin » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:03 pm

Thank you very much Kathy. Take your time as you need, it is a very busy time for us all, so if you need, take a couple of weeks.
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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by Sckitzo » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:59 pm

Thank you for the update Kathy :D great as always, we understand busy, I think some of us were just starting to get worried in general so the "moar" cries came out.

Or maybe a lot of the folks are just that impatient :lol:

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Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Post by jaybird » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:19 am

Thanks for storytime, Kathy! As for how you feel, I think most would agree here we're happiest with your best work (which seems to come when you've got a breather and time to think). I wish you and yours the best for this holiday season :) .
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