Sunday, December 25, 2011

Feeling Better

I just wanted to let you know that I am still among the living. They all did a real good job of taking care of me. They won't give me any details other than to say that there were a few zombies hanging around and they had to blast them. (I have a feeling there was more to it than that but, for now, they are all sticking to that story.)

We were able to have a little Christmas celebration today. When they were at Walgreen's getting medication for me they picked up some puzzles, games and candy for the kids. We sat around and told our favorite Christmas traditions. That life seems like a distant dream now.

We've had a little bit of snow - nothing major. The plan is to get back on the road in a day or two.

Roger, I hope you, Shawn and Corey are having a good Christmas and to let you know that we are all thinking of you guys. May we all find some peace in the new year.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Laying Low

We've run across a minor situation here. We had just gotten our stuff together and we were planning to o back to the compound when we started hearing gunshots. Not panicked, like someone was under attack--more like target practice. We've been debating on whether we want to try to find them or just get out of here. They've been firing off and on for quite awhile, which probably explains why there is almost no zombie population to speak of around here. We've decided to stick around for a little while and enjoy the break--we've found plenty of food from the strip mall around the corner. If the shooters show themselves, we'll try to contact them, but we're not going to go looking for them--who knows what their deal is?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Re-armed for the zombie apocalypse

We made it back to Cabelas, but the zombies are still thick out here. I don't know if we hit the Chicago wave of zombies or what, but it was almost as bad as right after the whole thing started. We fought for every mile to get to that store. Then we got there and found out that somebody else had looted it. We didn't even go in--we could see it was wasted from outside. No sense fighting the zombie horde for scraps. Instead, we went to the secret cache I made the last time we were there. We've got more ammo and food and are generally feeling better about ourselves. Matt, I took about 1/3 of what we left there, so if you ever need it, there should still be more for you guys.

Heidi, I hope you're feeling better. Now you know how I felt back when I caught the cold in June. Just rest up--those guys have got your back. For the second time, I wish you'd taken those antibiotics we had back at the compound with you. Just keep resting and drinking fluids.

We're heading back home to the compound in the morning. We're killing zombies wherever we go; it may as well be on our home turf.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


i am really sick nothing is helping. i survive almost a year of zombies and it's the flu thats going to kill me.everyone is beingsupportive but i want then to move on im holdingthem back.they keep teling me everythng is ok but i keep hearing gunfire.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place

We made it to the stores and found enough scraps to keep us alive for another week. We also wasted about half of our ammo killing the zombies between us and those scraps. I don't know if those were original Carpentersville zombies or if they were part of the "Chicago wave." Anyway, they're dead (again), but we're tired and this place stinks and we feel really exposed here. The only problem is that we don't think we have enough ammo to retake the compound and we don't want to risk going into more uncharted territory. We've talked it out and decided we're going back to Hoffman Estates, to hit Cabelas. We're probably going to hit the wave on the way, but hopefully we can just bust through it quickly and keep running, like we did on the way out. We're leaving tomorrow morning. I wanted to go tonight, but we're just not up to another fight. The next time you hear from us, hopefully we'll be re-armed and ready to kick some zombie ass.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Apparently people don't eat in Carpentersville

We're having some food issues. We apparently didn't take enough with us when we made our hasty retreat from the wave of zombies, and this area is empty. Even the vending machines are empty. It's not just empty of food, there's absolutely nothing of any use to anyone around here. The whole industrial complex--I don't know what the hell they used to make here, but they didn't even leave any raw materials that we could use for anything.

We're rationing as well as we can, but we're going to have to make a move. We didn't pack those lovely fishing poles I took such great care to rescue from Cabelas this summer, so we can't even go try our luck in the Fox River (although it's probably iced over anyway--it's been freaking freezing the last few nights).  I know down the road there used to be a Menards, a Woodmans, a Walgreens and some restaurants, but there's probably also pretty good zombie population. Probably better to face them now before the food runs completely out and we're weak from hunger.

We need to find a big score--somewhere that we can load up so that we can dig in for the winter. If the zombies aren't too thick down the road, I would love to find one of those houses in the woods around there and hole up. Hopefully the Menards has some propane heaters and gas generators left and the Woodman's has some food. If not, I don't know what to do. Maybe we head back to the old compound and blast our way back in--live comfortably or die horribly.

I wonder if this cold is slowing the zombies down at all. It was cold when the zombie apocalypse started, but they were "fresh" zombies and more mobile. Maybe now their tired old raggedy asses will freeze solid. Sorry, nothing pisses me off like hunger.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Good News, Bad News

We found a motel at the corner of I-94 and Hwy 50. The sign on the door said they were closed due to a family illness and the sign was dated January 3rd. (gee, I wonder what the illness was?)
So we broke into the managers office and took all the room keys. We checked out 6 rooms and they were fine so we divided up and unloaded some supplies from the vehicles. We set-up one as a common room for meals. We had a good hot meal and were really excited about sleeping in real beds as we had been sleeping on floors for almost a year. The next morning I woke up sick - I had the flu. It just figures that I would get the flu now when I never had the flu before (never even had a flu shot) There was a Walgreen's next door, so they sent a team over there to grab whatever they could to help me. I am still not too good yet, but I think the worst is over. I figure it will be several more days before I'm good enough to travel. So far nobody else has gotten sick - just keep your fingers crossed.