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Old 03-26-2020, 08:23 AM   #1
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Default Eerie Silence, Post-Apocalyptic

I work in an "Essential Infrastructure" business, at the office processing some documents. This County/City is presently "Shelter In Place". The entire office complex consisting of seven buildings is silent and vacant with a few vehicles only at a Kidney Dialysis Center. Even it only has six vehicles in front. No life around. Quite outside, with little to no traffic on the streets.


This is almost like the movie "I am Legend". Post-Apocalyptic.
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:27 AM   #2
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My neighborhood has calmed down to about like it was 30 years ago. Very nice not to have a steady stream of cars zooming by all day.
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:29 AM   #3
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Reminds me of what our town looked like during Hurricane Harvey.
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:45 AM   #4
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I had to got up IH 35 from Round Rock to Georgetown to a eye doctor appointment. Busy as always. Supposed to be Shelter in Place I guess everybody is still looking for a place.
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:48 AM   #5
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I went for a walk this morning in Bryan. We are shelter in place here too. Cars everywhere, and they were driving just like a normal day. It was a struggle to cross the street.

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Old 03-26-2020, 09:13 AM   #6
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Lake was busy yesterday with kids. Probably 100 boats in a 4 mile stretch. It was good to have some normal back. Got stuck in bumper to bumper southbound yesterday headed in
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:14 AM   #7
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Green belts, parks, trails are very busy because everyone is looking for something to do.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:14 AM   #8
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Drive into the refinery is really nice every morning. Plus, no lines at the donut shop
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:31 AM   #9
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I work in an "Essential Infrastructure" business, at the office processing some documents. This County/City is presently "Shelter In Place". The entire office complex consisting of seven buildings is silent and vacant with a few vehicles only at a Kidney Dialysis Center. Even it only has six vehicles in front. No life around. Quite outside, with little to no traffic on the streets.


This is almost like the movie "I am Legend". Post-Apocalyptic.
Where about's?

You can not tell there is any epidemic judging by the Waco area residents, besides no schools open. Traffic coming into work, "Same". Traffic going home, "Same". Rivers and Lakes, more congested. ha ha

Hope all is well and God bless.

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Old 03-26-2020, 09:32 AM   #10
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Zero traffic in Waxahachie this morning.Really weird.

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Old 03-26-2020, 09:42 AM   #11
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I had to got up IH 35 from Round Rock to Georgetown to a eye doctor appointment. Busy as always. Supposed to be Shelter in Place I guess everybody is still looking for a place.
Why are these people not getting ticketed and or arrested!!??
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:56 AM   #12
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Why are these people not getting ticketed and or arrested!!??
Heck there is a ton of thru traffic on 35. Not all of the state is on lock down. Probably half those cars are passing on by
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:00 AM   #13
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I didn't think it was an arrestable offense
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:02 AM   #14
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Green belts, parks, trails are very busy because everyone is looking for something to do.
Our neighborhood sidewalks and common areas are packed with people. Other than the playgrounds because they're off limits. Looked like someone put together a basketball tournament last week at our courts. Didn't recognize any of the kids.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:03 AM   #15
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Why are these people not getting ticketed and or arrested!!??
Did the President declare Marshal Law?
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:12 AM   #16
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Where about's?

You can not tell there is any epidemic judging by the Waco area residents, besides no schools open. Traffic coming into work, "Same". Traffic going home, "Same". Rivers and Lakes, more congested. ha ha

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I don't know where your at in Waco, but I'm seeing a significant decrease. Getting to and from work has been a breeze.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:13 AM   #17
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Why are these people not getting ticketed and or arrested!!??
Can't prove they aren't going to the grocery store. I think that's all a government boogie man.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:19 AM   #18
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Crank up some tunes or talk radio. I manned a office in a park central tower for 6 months by myself. It's doable, but man the conversations you start having with yourself can be interesting. lol
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:46 AM   #19
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I don't know where your at in Waco, but I'm seeing a significant decrease. Getting to and from work has been a breeze.
Get on Highway 6 around 6:20 a.m. coming from the west and drive to Bagby........no decrease in traffic there. Go get on Valley Mills Drive after 3:30 p.m., no decrease there.... So as you can tell, my comments were based on a very small demographic area........

Just my simple observations, no scientific data to prove it. ha

Have a good one.

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Old 03-26-2020, 10:57 AM   #20
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Business as usual around Pasadena, loading up tomorrow and going to the lease. Gonna get some hog hunting in. Need to get away from the house for a couple days.
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:00 AM   #21
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:03 AM   #22
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At least in Houston, the typical rush hour traffic is almost non-existent. Sure, there are cars on the freeways, but most areas are running around posted speeds even during rush hour. I'm sure a few areas are busier than others, but it's way down.

We live in pretty lively area and I can tell you, it's been dead in the evenings. The local mall is closed as is just about any other type of entertainment type business. Driving around last Saturday evening was almost disturbing. Mall empty, movie theatre empty; even the typical busy restaurants might have had a car or two in the parking lot getting curb-side. That's it. I could have cut a few doughnuts on the I-10 feeder in front of Memorial city mall; there was so little traffic.

With that said, what's not disturbing is the amount of kids I'm seeing outside, riding bikes through the neighborhood. Also, the amount of families out walking in the evening time. Pretty cool and sort of reminds me of growing up in the 80's.
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:19 AM   #23
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I felt essential until I saw how many other people are essential.
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:37 AM   #24
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I work in an "Essential Infrastructure" business, at the office processing some documents. This County/City is presently "Shelter In Place". The entire office complex consisting of seven buildings is silent and vacant with a few vehicles only at a Kidney Dialysis Center. Even it only has six vehicles in front. No life around. Quite outside, with little to no traffic on the streets.


This is almost like the movie "I am Legend". Post-Apocalyptic.
Well then, if it was the. Apocalypse, I guess you and I were "over looked"
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The fish are bite-n and there's hogs to be killed, gotta go!
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:47 PM   #25
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I guess I spoke to quickly in my earlier post... This was in Kyle earlier... it has since filled back up and there are more dog walkers and pedestrian traffic now, than ever.



everyone just slept in a little...
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:51 PM   #26
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Crank up some tunes or talk radio. I manned a office in a park central tower for 6 months by myself. It's doable, but man the conversations you start having with yourself can be interesting. lol
Sounds awesome. I MUCH prefer working alone.
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:55 PM   #27
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Wait....what?
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:51 PM   #28
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Kinda reminds me of when Alcoa in Rockdale shut down. I was fortunate to be working at the Atomizer at the time. We kept running for a while after the smelter shut down. At times we would need to go to get parts. Driving through the pot lines was eerie. It reminded you of the Arbies commercial. “Where’d everyone go”. A place that had a bunch of people working, machinery running now silent.
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:50 PM   #29
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Salaried and all of the hourly gone

They told me to keep busy, clean, organize etc until they figured out where I was going and what I would be doing.

Started with my office

Tomorrow I am going through procedure rooms and making sure supplies are rotated, checking dates on equipment to see what is going to need inspected, making sure nothing needs to have work orders put in and whatever else I can think of that will give the employer some benefit to having me around and paying me
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Old 03-27-2020, 06:31 AM   #30
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Why are these people not getting ticketed and or arrested!!??

You want the police to arrest people for...driving?


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Old 03-27-2020, 12:49 PM   #31
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I'm still going to the office since I am an "essential personnel" for an exempt entity under the Dallas County declaration. I carry a letter with me.

Plus side is that I can fly down the tollway back and forth to work and have my choice of parking spots.
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Old 03-27-2020, 01:01 PM   #32
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Why are these people not getting ticketed and or arrested!!??
Well I live in Houston but own land with some cattle on it 250 miles away so someone has to take care of them whether itís shelter in place or not. I think what the wording was essential to be out. So if I can be charged for animal cruelty for no feed or water then it is essential that I go
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Old 03-27-2020, 01:07 PM   #33
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Weíre still business as usual. We only have 10 employees in the office, all have their own space. Field crews had to make some adjustments. Letters in hand if LEO gets excited and pulls anyone over.

Hope everyone stays healthy.


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Old 03-27-2020, 01:37 PM   #34
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Well I live in Houston but own land with some cattle on it 250 miles away so someone has to take care of them whether itís shelter in place or not. I think what the wording was essential to be out. So if I can be charged for animal cruelty for no feed or water then it is essential that I go
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Did the President declare Marshal Law?
Thought it was obvious I was being sarcastic. (or trolling)
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