Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Narrow Miss

No one expected yesterday's storms to hit as hard as they did, and while New Haven missed out on the worst of it, we got slammed badly. In other places the devastation was much worse, though from what we've heard not many people have been injured, and no one has died. 

Which is kind of amazing. New Haven didn't get the brunt of the storms, but even what hit us was so powerful that once again my brother is going to be supervising repair work for weeks. Usually Kentucky doesn't suffer from such bad weather so early in the year. 

I spent a lot of time with our captive zombies, but so far not much to report. We're still in the early stages of our observations. I'm spending today working on other stuff, since I have to divide my time between my regular duties and my work with Evans and Gabby. 

I don't have any time to spare right now for an extensive post. I'm going to motor through the rest of the odds and ends that make up my average work day now, then head out to help Dave assess the damage to the houses and other buildings around New Haven. 

The things I deal with are interesting, at least. It's still work, but whereas the team Dave and I trained to manage the daily administration of this place handle most things, I'm doing some needed work as a middleman. For example, I don't have to worry about construction materials or food. Instead, as soon as I get done with this post I'll be working on an estimate of the number of zombies in the county, using multiple reports as my data set. Then I prepare reports for each section of the administration based on what responses those sections may have to enact. For construction, my report will involve relative strengths and weaknesses of the zombies, how much of what types of material we might need in case of an attack....

It's that way for each part of this community. I get to work with factors that affect all parts of our workforce and daily life, and decide the first steps on how to deal with those factors. 

Yeah, it's weird. It's abstract. I know that. Still, I enjoy it. Of course, I'd be a lot happier about this kind of work if existential threats weren't a major part of it. That adds to the stress load a bit. 

Like killing zombies, it has to be done... 

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