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Chapter 23 (2/2)
The treasure was brought home, and Lu Qiming modified a power strip with wires and tape so that the length could be drawn from the villa to the artificial lake to provide electricity for the pump.
Then he connected both ends of the water pump. One end of the water pipe was put into the lake, and the other end of the water pipe was put into the bucket on the roof. A filter removed from the water dispenser was added in the middle, and Jiang Miaomiao stood behind the villa window and pressed the switch on the power strip.
The water pump rang like a tractor.
Because the sound was too loud, many zombies gathered over, but they couldn’t smell the breath of the living people when they walked to the lake, and they wandered around in a daze.
Jiang Miaomiao went to the bathroom to check the water storage display on the wall, and ran out a few minutes later and said in surprise.：
“Enough, it’s full!”
Lu Qiming turned off the switch, the water pump went quiet, and the zombies gradually dispersed.
When taking a bath at night, Jiang Miaomiao was bathed in warm water, and she was simply impressed.
Is there anything else he can’t do?
What is the origin of this person? Plumber?
Lu Qiming didn’t explain, but before going to bed at night, he had an idea: the villa was still surrounded by four walls, chaotic like a slum, and there was no decent furniture.
Why don’t they think of a way to get rid of the zombies one day and go to the neighbor’s house next door to bring some back to use.
Jiang Miaomiao had long wanted to decorate the room. She slept on a mattress every day and had no table for eating. She lived like a homeless person.
The opportunity came within a few days, and she bravely dedicated her…aunt towel.
Lu Qiming wore the protective suit, rode out on a bicycle, threw a bag full of aunt towels in the city center, and then rode back quickly.
When he returned to the villa, most of the zombies in the community had left. The two hurried to the neighbor’s house and selected the furniture and electrical appliances they needed to move.
Jiang Miaomiao thought of the list before doing it.
Three-piece bedroom set: bed, air conditioning, wardrobe.
Three-piece living room set: sofa, coffee table, TV.
There is also a refrigerator and washing machine.
In addition, many small and scattered items are not planned, and they are taken as soon as they are seen, and it does not matter if they do not need it.
The zombies will be back within two hours at most, and both of them used all their strength, not daring to get tired for a second, and desperately moved things.
Jiang Meimu was not idle either. It followed them at their feet, helping to hold a cushion, slippers or something, and it was so tired that it was panting heavily.
With the joint efforts of a family of three, various furniture and appliances filled the living room after an hour and a half.
The zombies gradually appeared, and the two of them closed the door and collapsed on the floor, sweating profusely.
Jiang Meimu ran over, wagging its tail and brought her a piece of chocolate.
She touched its head, took apart the chocolate and divided it into two, half of which she ate by herself and half of which she stuffed into Lu Qiming’s mouth.
The rich sweetness melted between their lips and teeth, and they slowly regained their strength.
Jiang Miaomiao was very happy with the bed on her left and the air conditioner on her right.
“We finally don’t have to lay the floor tonight.”
Lu Qiming was not so optimistic.
“It takes a lot of time to install all these things.”
She smiled, got up and looked at him flatteringly.
“This needs to trouble you.”
She didn’t want to shirk responsibility, but she really didn’t understand this. At most, she hands a hammer, nails or something next to it, and there are very limited places where she can help.
She thought Lu Qiming would complain, but he raised his eyebrows and smiled strangely.
“…Are you really willing?”
“Otherwise, there is no other way, we can’t just leave it alone.”
He tidied up his clothes and said slowly, “But since I’m in charge of the installation, you have to do one thing too.”
“No problem, what’s it?”
He curled the corners of his mouth, got up, walked to an electrical appliance that was dozens of centimeters shorter than him, and patted it.
“You have to clean this up.”
Jiang Miaomiao: “…”
That’s a refrigerator.
After comparing the two, they selected a relatively less scary one from several neighbors around, but the smell inside still made people go back three feet.
Seeing that she didn’t speak, Lu Qiming asked, “Don’t you want to do it? Then I won’t help you install the air conditioner.”
“…I’ll do it.”
Jiang Miaomiao gritted her teeth, showing a sense of heroic sacrifice.
Isn’t it just washing the refrigerator? What’s the big deal?
She just thinks she doesn’t have a nose!
This afternoon, Lu Qiming carried the stairs and began to install the air conditioner. With his help, Jiang Miaomiao moved the refrigerator into an empty bathroom that had never been used, pulled a water pipe in, and closed the door.
She put on a mask, gloves, and protective suit, and she was more cautious than facing zombies.
After thinking about it, she added another layer of gloves to prevent the thin layer of rubber from being corroded.
Taking a deep breath, she opened the door on the upper level of the refrigerator.
A few tomatoes and cucumbers have black skins, and the middle is rotten and hollow, soft and sloppy, with black juice flowing out.
There were more than a dozen eggs on the refrigerator door, some of which were broken during handling, and the egg liquid had rotted into dark green, and the stench was overwhelming.
Jiang Miaomiao tremblingly raised the water pipe and rushed into it.
The stench was swept out by the water and rushed to her face.
She held on for a few seconds, but after all, she couldn’t hold on, threw away the water pipe and retreated and escaped.
Lu Qiming straddled the gabled ladder, holding an electric drill, leisurely drilling holes.
He took out two cement nails from his trouser pocket, saw her running past the ladder, and smiled:
“Come on, I believe you can do it.”
Jiang Miaomiao pointed her middle finger at him without looking back and ran to the window to take a few breaths of fresh air before she calmed down.
She didn’t dare to flush the water carelessly anymore and changed to an offensive method that could advance or retreat.
She stood outside the door, holding water pipes and rushing far away.
She only needs to pinch the opening of the water pipe, and the water flow will increase and can rush far away.
After rushing so carefully for half an hour, the refrigerator was finally decent to be seen.
When the sewage drained from the sewer, she wore rain boots, used disinfectant in her left hand, dish soap in her right, and scrubbed vigorously with a scouring pad to clean the refrigerator.
After washing, dry it carefully with a rag and paper towel, and open the window for ventilation.
She walked out exhausted and lay down on the sofa, unable to move her fingers.
Lu Qiming has installed the air conditioner and is installing the TV.
After plugging in the last plug, he walked to Jiang Miaomiao and helped her take off her mask and gloves.
“Are you tired? Go take a shower and I’ll cook dinner.”
“But there are so many things that haven’t been moved.”
“What’s the hurry? We have plenty of time.”
Also, the days without a bed have passed for so long, not less than one or two days.
Jiang Miaomiao took off her protective suit and went upstairs to shower.
Lu Qiming took a cigarette and took a break, tying on his apron to cook.
Jiang Meimu had no one to take care of it all afternoon and followed him silently.
He turned his head, and it immediately retreated, its round black eyes full of vigilance.
Lu Qiming laughed, stripped a ham sausage and threw it to it.
Still afraid, Jiang Meimu ran to the corner with its mouth with the ham, ensuring that the other party would not come to grab it, and then it started eating with confidence.
The two did not go out for the next few days, staying in the villa to concentrate on decorating the home.
The furniture and electrical appliances were moved to where they should have been placed, but Jiang Miaomiao still felt empty and felt something was missing.
So she went to the neighbor’s house a few more times and got back the curtains, carpets, tablecloths, murals and other sundries.
Those who could live here before the end of the world were either rich or wealthy, and even some small accessories were of very good quality.
Jiang Miaomiao especially likes a curtain, double-layer, with a circle of exquisite lace sewn on top, the color is a faint smoky pink, and the delicate lines can be seen when facing the light.
She took the ladder and installed it in her room by herself.
Open the window, and the breeze comes in.
The curtains fluttered in the wind, the thin fabric penetrated the light, and the whole room turned into a faint pink, so beautiful that she temporarily forgot the thousands of zombies in the city.
She sat on the ladder, her eyes closed in enjoyment.
Lu Qiming walked in with melon seeds, looked at her brand-new room, and smacked his lips.
“What aesthetics, tsk tsk.”
Jiang Miaomiao opened her eyes, “Isn’t it good-looking? I think it’s very beautiful.”
“It’s lace and pink, it’s a blast.”
“…No matter how weird it is, it’s better than your dog’s room, get out!”
He shrugged, rolled numbly, and returned to his room to play with the computer.
Half an hour later, Jiang Miaomiao came uninvited, holding many things in her arms, and didn’t speak after entering the door. She put a small sticky hook on his wall and hung a landscape painting.
Lu Qiming looked up.
“Hello, what are you doing? This is my room.”
She hasn’t come here much since she took the dog to sleep next door that night.
Jiang Miaomiao’s hands kept moving.
“I have more paintings, and I will hang them up for you to cultivate and a normal aesthetic sense for you.”
“…I can thank you.”
After she hung up the painting, she put down many things.
Tissue boxes, trash cans, hangers, and a bottle of lemon-scented air freshener.
“You better get a room with a window, really.”
She leaves the room with sincere advice and exits the room.
Lu Qiming looked at the things on the table, not knowing whether to laugh or cry.
After Jiang Miaomiao took a bath in the evening, she returned to her room and found something extra.
Next to the wardrobe, a pink full-length mirror stood quietly.
The mirror is bright, and even every strand of her hair can be clearly shone. It is many times better than the broken steel sheet in the living room.
The mirror won’t come by itself, and Jiang Meimu can’t move it, so it can only be……
At dinner that night, she pretended to say casually:
“Is our house haunted?”
“There are more mirrors in my room for no reason. Obviously no one else entered. It must be haunted.”
“That ghost should be quite handsome.”
Jiang Miaomiao looked at his dark eyebrows and smiled until her eyes turned into two little moons.
“Well, it’s quite handsome.”
Also very narcissistic.
Lu Qiming shook his eyebrows and put a chopstick of vegetables in her bowl.
After not going out for too long, the food ran out again.
Lu Qiming specially vacated a room and put some shelves in it to be used as a warehouse for grain storage.
As the weather gets hotter, the rate of food corruption accelerates.
They’d better stock up a little more, at least enough to consume for a month.
The next day, when Lu Qiming was about to go out. Jiang Miaomiao slept too comfortably in her new bed and was lazy. She hugged the pillow and begged him.
“My stomach hurts, maybe I have a cold, and I don’t want to go out. Can you go by yourself?”
Lu Qiming rolled his eyes when he saw that she was pretending.
“Then I will only take what I like to eat.”
“No problem, I can eat anything.”
He rode his bicycle to the supermarket, and Jiang Miaomiao rolled happily on the big bed.
There is food and drink, and there is no need to go to work. What a pleasant life this is.
By the way, she still has a dog!
She stepped on her slippers and went downstairs, picked up Jiang Meimu, who was dozing off in the corner, sat on the sofa, and turned on the TV with the remote control.
There is no network on TV, so you can’t watch the show.
But Lu Qiming installed a player and got back a bunch of old discs from nowhere, so she could watch movies and series.
She picked it up and stuffed it in, and a familiar song came from the TV.
“Wait for a thousand years…wait for a time…”
Jiang Miaomiao holds the dog in her left hand and spicy strips in her right hand, lying on the expensive leather sofa, watching classic old dramas. It is so refreshing.
It was just over an hour later that she felt bad.
The sun is shining outside today, and the temperature is very high.
Lu Qiming wears a protective suit, covered from head to toe, and has to ride a bicycle so far and carry so many things. Will he suffer from heatstroke?
He carried the sofa back, installed the TV, and took the disc.
He didn’t use it a few times by himself, but she enjoyed it every day, a little embarrassed.
What time is it? Why hasn’t he come back?
Jiang Miaomiao let go of the dog, turned off the TV, and went to the window on the second floor to lie down, trying to look at his figure.
There are only zombies wandering outside the villa, and there is no silly figure riding a bicycle.
Will he be in danger?
Thinking of this possibility, her heart suddenly tightened, hesitating whether to wear a protective suit and go out with a chainsaw to find him.
But the city was too big, and there were too many supermarkets, and she didn’t even know which one he was going to.
Going out to find him boldly is undoubtedly looking for a needle in a haystack. Maybe she won’t be able to come back herself.
Alas, it would be great if the mobile phone could be used. It would be convenient to make a call and ask.
Jiang Miaomiao was so worried that she didn’t want to do anything, so she sat by the window and waited for him to come back.
At twelve o’clock noon, Lu Qiming still hadn’t shown up. She made lunch for two people, didn’t want to eat a single bite, and looked at her watch sullenly.
Jiang Meimu circled around her feet, wanting to eat.
She touched its head.
“Good boy, wait a minute, wait for him to go home and eat together.”
Jiang Meimu worked hard for a long time, but when it saw that it couldn’t get anything to eat, it ran to the corner to sleep.
She was also sleepy. She fell asleep unconsciously. She felt her face itchy in her sleep. She scratched and grabbed a hand.
Opening her eyes, she smiled at Lu Qiming.
“You have bugs on your face,” he said with his hands back.
“It’s alright, it’s been blasted away.”
Jiang Miaomiao breathed a sigh of relief and then asked, “Why did you go out for so long?”
“I ride fast by myself, so I go a little farther.”
“Where did you go?”
“A flower and bird market, look.”
He brought a big bag from behind. Jiang Miaomiao flipped it over and pulled out several garlic heads.
“What are you doing with so much garlic? We still have garlic.”
It was planted next to the bean sprouts, and they were all sprouting.
Lu Qiming sneered.
“What garlic? This is Narcissus, the old hat.”
He introduced them one by one.
“Eight daffodils, six tulips, a pack of gerbera seeds, and five seasonal branches can live as soon as they are inserted into the soil. And these……”
He pulled out a small plastic bag with more than a dozen packs of vegetable seeds in it.
“Chinese cabbage, small greens, lettuce, spinach… I have read the planting guide. This kind of green leafy vegetable is very good to grow and can be eaten within a month after germination. Tomorrow we will go to the yard to dig some soil and use the space on the planting rack and balcony. ”
Jiang Miaomiao raised her face and looked at him with shining eyes.
He touched his nose and said inexplicably: “What are you looking at?”
“I find you are getting more and more pleasing to the eye.”
She used to be upset when she looked at him, but now she makes her happy.
Lu Qiming was speechless and knocked on her head.
“Am I your male pet? It’s pleasing to the eye… I’m starving to death, so I’m going to cook. ”
The rice is hot in the pot.
Jiang Miaomiao served him a bowl of rice diligently, helped him hold the chopsticks and offered them with both hands.
“Brother Lu, please have a meal.”
Lu Qiming sighed. There was nothing he could do about her.
“Meimu, let’s eat.”
Jiang Miaomiao sat down opposite him and shouted.
Jiang Meimu wagged its tail and ran over happily, sitting obediently next to its small dedicated bowl under the table, waiting to be fed.