Escape from Tucson: Day 53 – Saturday

Escape fromTucson by AH TrimbleLisa cried much of the night. We loved Bill and Linda so much. We all die, I get that. But they should have not died that way. We could have done more, been closer, helped, done something, anything! I failed them.

The rest of the group is pretty worn out spiritually and mentally. Some of our group are even physically tapped out. I am wondering just how much we can take…and can we actually survive this crazy BS world. Everyone feels that we have to go, make the trip to the cabin for safety’s sake. I don’t think they know what is in front of them. I’ve walked 320 miles, they haven’t. And from what I am seeing, times are far worse than they were when I made my escape from Tucson.

Kevin Reeve was right in his articles, the longer an event like this goes on the worse people become…they go tribal. I say they are going animal as well. It was bad enough that I had to constantly be on the watch for my own basic survival, now there are 21 of us…men, women, and even children. How can I watch over everyone’s survival? How can I keep them safe? I am 62 freaking years old!!!  I am an old man, my feet are a mess, my knee is sore like it’s never been before, I am supposed to be sitting in a rocking chair enjoying sunsets and fishing for God’s sake! How can I even think I can take of myself any more let alone take care of a whole group of people who’ve never even gone on a picnic together before?

I feel so lost. I am trying to keep it from others, they don’t need to see that weakness in me. Jim talked to me a little earlier. He wanted to pray with me. I sneered at him and asked him why would God do anything now. I made it worse when I asked him why would he allow something like this to happen in the first place…why would his God be so cruel…what happened to this loving Heavenly Father he had told me about before…where was he now?

Jim started to cry. I felt like an ass. I told him to pray if he wanted to…for me, I would kill my way to Arizona to protect us. He told me that wouldn’t be enough. We’ll see. I walked away not wanting to hear any more about God. Where has it gotten us!?

For now we just have to concentrate on two things; 1) long-term goal of getting to the cabin, 2) the short-term goal of staying alive long enough to escape home.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Escape from Tucson: Day 53 – Saturday

  1. Time to do more training and a briefing. Develop some teams, get them working together. You gather your staff do some MDMP develop your mission plan then brief it. They will have a plan to follow, a goal. That will give them all clear purpose.

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  2. Ouch! Tough times! From your perspective there isn’t a whole lot of options. People are grieving . they are worn out and they are only one day into the escape. Some way of easing the trip would be nice. Automobile s are out the EMP killed them. A cart, travois pulled by dogs,horses, something. You did bring your dogs didn’t you? The tribal /animal nature of your fellow citizens creates one problem. Then there is the issue of “who”caused the EMP? I am really iinto this story. Does this book end here? Might be a good place to start Book two.. Escape from Las Cruces Day One. At uncle Bill’s place. Sorry I’m being goofy. Please continue the story.

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