Update

Jun. 13th, 2008 04:21 pm
patgund: Knotwork (Cannot Pass)
We're in Edmonds right now. Sure enough, most of the roads north were pooched. We stopped at Car Toys and grabbed two TomToms, one for each car. They're proving invaluable right now.

We used a short cut to get there though. Went to Golden Gardens and used the rails to get around the roads. Slow and nerve-wracking, because you have to make sure you stay ON the rails. But it worked to get around most of the roads.
The radio tells people to try to get to Anacortes. They're using the Orcas as a staging area, and ferries are working back and fourth right now. They've even pressed back into service the Steel Electrics. Guess they figured it was worth the risk.

The US Navy has every ship that could get steam out of their ports in the sound, and there's some discussion of using volunteer crews in tugs to try and pull out the aircraft carriers in mothballs as floating evac centres.

Salt water seems to be the key in getting the zombies knocked down. Still, we made a run on camping gear, and DEET spray in case there's an insect vector. They're saying 7 days to 2 weeks before it's safe to go home. Seems the zombies don't last past 24-36 hours, but there's always the chance of secondary infections.

Gahh. What a day

Update

Jun. 13th, 2008 04:21 pm
patgund: Knotwork (Cannot Pass)
We're in Edmonds right now. Sure enough, most of the roads north were pooched. We stopped at Car Toys and grabbed two TomToms, one for each car. They're proving invaluable right now.

We used a short cut to get there though. Went to Golden Gardens and used the rails to get around the roads. Slow and nerve-wracking, because you have to make sure you stay ON the rails. But it worked to get around most of the roads.
The radio tells people to try to get to Anacortes. They're using the Orcas as a staging area, and ferries are working back and fourth right now. They've even pressed back into service the Steel Electrics. Guess they figured it was worth the risk.

The US Navy has every ship that could get steam out of their ports in the sound, and there's some discussion of using volunteer crews in tugs to try and pull out the aircraft carriers in mothballs as floating evac centres.

Salt water seems to be the key in getting the zombies knocked down. Still, we made a run on camping gear, and DEET spray in case there's an insect vector. They're saying 7 days to 2 weeks before it's safe to go home. Seems the zombies don't last past 24-36 hours, but there's always the chance of secondary infections.

Gahh. What a day
patgund: Knotwork (Stupid Humans)
Managed to get the scooter over the locks. They've closed off the locks so no traffic can get out of the lakes, but a lot of people don't realize you can use it as a bridge too.

Then up to Fred Meyers, and a super soaker. Where where, an undead storeclerk came after me.

You know eye drops? They're mostly saline water. Zombies HATE getting the mist in the face.

It DID get the red out though.

Since Little Bit's school was still safe, to the house. clothes, my sword and staff, personal papers. My MacBook Pro and the backup hard drive for the mini. And then to the school.

Staff there had kept off the occasional attack, but the kids weren't very happy. Gathered up [livejournal.com profile] seattlejo. [livejournal.com profile] sarastro_us, [livejournal.com profile] carminerose, and Miss Thing were getting things packed at home as well. No word yet from [livejournal.com profile] solcita, but 9/11 bunkers tend to be pretty secure.

Heard from [livejournal.com profile] blackflag669, [livejournal.com profile] damekendra, and a few others. They're all safe, thankfully.

The plan right now?? Since salt water seems to repel them, the suggestion is to try and get to an island. Orcas or Victoria are being suggested, though there's mixed signals about the Canadian authorities letting people in from the mainland.
patgund: Knotwork (Stupid Humans)
Managed to get the scooter over the locks. They've closed off the locks so no traffic can get out of the lakes, but a lot of people don't realize you can use it as a bridge too.

Then up to Fred Meyers, and a super soaker. Where where, an undead storeclerk came after me.

You know eye drops? They're mostly saline water. Zombies HATE getting the mist in the face.

It DID get the red out though.

Since Little Bit's school was still safe, to the house. clothes, my sword and staff, personal papers. My MacBook Pro and the backup hard drive for the mini. And then to the school.

Staff there had kept off the occasional attack, but the kids weren't very happy. Gathered up [livejournal.com profile] seattlejo. [livejournal.com profile] sarastro_us, [livejournal.com profile] carminerose, and Miss Thing were getting things packed at home as well. No word yet from [livejournal.com profile] solcita, but 9/11 bunkers tend to be pretty secure.

Heard from [livejournal.com profile] blackflag669, [livejournal.com profile] damekendra, and a few others. They're all safe, thankfully.

The plan right now?? Since salt water seems to repel them, the suggestion is to try and get to an island. Orcas or Victoria are being suggested, though there's mixed signals about the Canadian authorities letting people in from the mainland.
patgund: (Gears)
Well, I made it from the office to the scooter place a few blocks down. Only a few of the beasties around. Thankfully a couple broken legs of camera stands worked to keep those few at bay.

Problem is, the 99 bridge, ballard bridge, and fremont bridge are pooched with traffic. I'd prefer not to swim the canal if I could avoid it.

I'm going to take this scooter and aim for the Ballard Locks. Failing that, the railroad bridge lower down from the locks. If I can get across from there, I'll head to the house, get my car and some belongings, and then head to Little Bit's school. [livejournal.com profile] seattlejo is there right now, she tells me that they brought the kids inside. It's an old brick building and should be hard to get into.

Some web reports are saying salt seems to slow or stop them. That means I may want to stop by Fred Meyers and grab a super soaker or two. It also tells me that heading up the coast and trying for Victoria or Orcas may not be a bad idea.
patgund: (Gears)
Well, I made it from the office to the scooter place a few blocks down. Only a few of the beasties around. Thankfully a couple broken legs of camera stands worked to keep those few at bay.

Problem is, the 99 bridge, ballard bridge, and fremont bridge are pooched with traffic. I'd prefer not to swim the canal if I could avoid it.

I'm going to take this scooter and aim for the Ballard Locks. Failing that, the railroad bridge lower down from the locks. If I can get across from there, I'll head to the house, get my car and some belongings, and then head to Little Bit's school. [livejournal.com profile] seattlejo is there right now, she tells me that they brought the kids inside. It's an old brick building and should be hard to get into.

Some web reports are saying salt seems to slow or stop them. That means I may want to stop by Fred Meyers and grab a super soaker or two. It also tells me that heading up the coast and trying for Victoria or Orcas may not be a bad idea.

Oh hell.

Jun. 13th, 2008 01:14 pm
patgund: (Gears)
Went to the storage area and rolled up the door. One of the shambers outside tried to come in. At first I thought he was on drugs and started to try and scare him off. He tried to swing, I ducked. I then noticed something

It was the guy who the SLUT clipped.

Necks aren't supposed to be at that angle. And ideally, the top of one's skull should still be attached?? And the inside of said head was as empty as the heads of some of the problem children I dealt with in Doha.

So I dropped the door on him.

His lower half is walking towards Lake Union right now. His top half is buryed under the filing cabinets I tipped over as I beat feet back to my office.

I did some checking. Seems we've got an infestation of the metabolically challenged.

Thankfully the kids are gone. Problem is, I took the bus into work. The thought of hanging around the bus stop waiting for the #5 doesn't appeal right now.

Oh hell.

Jun. 13th, 2008 01:14 pm
patgund: (Gears)
Went to the storage area and rolled up the door. One of the shambers outside tried to come in. At first I thought he was on drugs and started to try and scare him off. He tried to swing, I ducked. I then noticed something

It was the guy who the SLUT clipped.

Necks aren't supposed to be at that angle. And ideally, the top of one's skull should still be attached?? And the inside of said head was as empty as the heads of some of the problem children I dealt with in Doha.

So I dropped the door on him.

His lower half is walking towards Lake Union right now. His top half is buryed under the filing cabinets I tipped over as I beat feet back to my office.

I did some checking. Seems we've got an infestation of the metabolically challenged.

Thankfully the kids are gone. Problem is, I took the bus into work. The thought of hanging around the bus stop waiting for the #5 doesn't appeal right now.
patgund: (Gears)
And all the little darlings are headed home to start their summer vacation. Things are winding down here.

Well, except for the pale, shuffling types wandering around outside.

Gad. Seattle traffic map looks a mess
patgund: (Gears)
And all the little darlings are headed home to start their summer vacation. Things are winding down here.

Well, except for the pale, shuffling types wandering around outside.

Gad. Seattle traffic map looks a mess
patgund: (Gears)
Bit of a mess outside. Looks like someone got clipped by a SLUT Seattle Streetcar near here.

A bit more glassy eyed people shuffling around than normal. Did Starbucks switch to decaf and not tell Seattle?
patgund: (Gears)
Bit of a mess outside. Looks like someone got clipped by a SLUT Seattle Streetcar near here.

A bit more glassy eyed people shuffling around than normal. Did Starbucks switch to decaf and not tell Seattle?

(Note)

Jun. 13th, 2008 11:09 am
patgund: (Gears)
Today is the 2008 creative disaster preparedness drill. Otherwise known as "Blog like it's the End of the World". Yep, the Zombies are back.

Last year's posts are here

Info about todays drill are here, here and here

Enjoy.

(Note)

Jun. 13th, 2008 11:09 am
patgund: (Gears)
Today is the 2008 creative disaster preparedness drill. Otherwise known as "Blog like it's the End of the World". Yep, the Zombies are back.

Last year's posts are here

Info about todays drill are here, here and here

Enjoy.
patgund: Knotwork (Star Trek - BSOD)
We have the end of year assembly at work right now. Which means the students and their parents. Which means anything with a plug is getting dealt with by yours truely.

Whee!

Couple of the parents straggled in late. Some freeway tie up. Or maybe it's just that we're in South Lake Union and near the "Mercer Mess".

I read some news stories about a meteor shower last night. Some reports from friends down south, including Little Bit's mum. Supposedly some in Eastern Washington as well. Pity the cloud layer here blocked any watching
patgund: Knotwork (Star Trek - BSOD)
We have the end of year assembly at work right now. Which means the students and their parents. Which means anything with a plug is getting dealt with by yours truely.

Whee!

Couple of the parents straggled in late. Some freeway tie up. Or maybe it's just that we're in South Lake Union and near the "Mercer Mess".

I read some news stories about a meteor shower last night. Some reports from friends down south, including Little Bit's mum. Supposedly some in Eastern Washington as well. Pity the cloud layer here blocked any watching

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