ATS TRANSPONDER: SE ROCKIES to Therian: Forgot to mention (to anyone) found 5 wind up walkies and put them all on the same channel. They are in with
the food (that's all that was left to pack). I will still be using this ATS transponder to communicate with you until you return, as we don't have
anything that goes quite that far. Good luck out there, and don't put yourselves in danger if you don't have to. Would love to know what's going on
with the black trucks, but not at the expense of one of you. Over.
As I walked back to camp, I couldn't help but smile at myself. Even with all the bad happening, we were making it. People were working together...
and it was working. Now, I just have to keep everyone at this level of positive.
Walking past Biggins (the restaurant) I see Dwight messing with the solar panel, "Everything OK with that?"
"Oh, yeah", Dwight yelled back, "Just getting to know it really well." I wave and continue on.
I stop by the old hotel we were using for meals to get an update. The cooks are packing up supplies to move to Biggins. It's a large restaurant with a
huge kitchen, perfect for feeding large numbers. There are two wood-burning stoves (for heat-not for cooking) but the rest work on gas.
I ask for the overnight bag for the three I'm about to send to the hospital for medical supplies.
"Packed for 3 days, just in case."
"Thanks," I reply. It should only be a 1/2 day journey, but being prepared should be in our favor.
I reached the Masonic Lodge (where people tend to gather), Joel, Sam and Robert (the doctor) are awaiting my arrival.
"Hey, guys. You about ready to head out?"
"Yup, looks like we're gonna take that red suburban. It's gotta full tank of gas and plenty of space for supplies, " chimed in Joel.
"Great. Here's your food. Enough rations for 3 days, but you won't need it. :-) Also three walkies and one for me. Since you're only going about 14
miles we should be able to keep contact. Robert, did you make a couple of lists so the looting can be quick and organized?"
Robert stepped forward, "Here they are," handing one to Joel and Sam. "Basically it has common name and medical name for the most important items we
will need. So when we split up we can make the most out of our time."
"Excellent. You shouldn't run into any trouble. Good luck and use your walkies as much as you want."
The three get into the suburban and head west.
Now it's time for me to get to the greenhouses, today's the first day the weather started to warm up. We decided to transplant our seedlings and get a
whole slew of other things in the ground. We don't have much of a growing season here, so everyone's got a greenhouse.
ATS Transponder: SE ROCKIES here. Druid: feel free to head this way with your daughter and new friend. We are quite welcoming, especially for
sharp-shooters. Also, still no sign of anything west of us. I'm sure there are more survivors... we just have to find them. After our two current
expeditions return, we will be sending out crews for survivors again. Over.
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