This used to be my favorite holiday, back before everyone in the world decided to put on a permanent zombie costume. I was thinking about doing some decorations, but I don't think anyone would have gone for it, except maybe Matt. Heidi thought to get candy and stash it for today the last time we hit the drugstore. I'm not sure what we're going to do when her group splits off--she's kind of like our den mother. She always remembers birthdays and holidays and all those little things that we need to remember to try to keep some semblance of normalcy, at leastas much as we can in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
We've divided up the gear, food, and weapons. Most of Heidi's group's stuff is loaded into the vehicles. They're taking a truck and a blazer, both 4WD, so they should be able to get where they're going even if we get early snow (which is feeling more and more likely, but it's hard to tell--I really miss weather reports).
For those of us who are staying, we're planning to do some more long-range foraging and maybe see if we can make contact with the other humans we think are hiding around here. We keep getting these little hints that we're not alone, but whoever else is out there is definitely shy. Whether we find the other people or not, we need to find more sources of supplies--it's not like the stores we're hitting are ever going to be re-stocked.