Here’s the next episode of Bugout! California.
Karen walked past the huge warehouse, feeling a little guilty about her comment to Tex. Why do I get like that? The voices of the group got softer as she neared the back end of the warehouse. Beyond it was a formal garden, beautifully maintained, with strings of lights crisscrossing it above. The house was not a mansion like the last place. It looked more like a large ground-keeper’s house. The lights were on, the front door open, screen door closed. A matronly woman in a maid’s uniform saw her coming up the pathway and held the screen door open for her.
“Welcome,” she said. “Are you hungry, or will you be spending the night here?”
“Sleeping,” Karen said, trying to force a smile. “I’m tired. Could you point me to the bedroom I’m supposed to use?”
“They’re in the back section of the house, through the foyer and the…
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