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Something I have noticed after COVID-19

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It is a lot quieter out!

Less trucks, less aircraft, less cars.

Just an observation :)
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Around here most everything is still open and most folks including myself are still commuting to work.

Restaurants and department stores that don't sell food are closed, along with the schools.

It's odd how it varies by state.
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My wife and I have been walking around the neighborhood the past couple of days to keep from going stir crazy. It is amazing how much of birdsong we can hear, and how the absence of traffic noise lets it come through. A silver lining for this cloud!

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Hi !
A lot of stars in one month ! Pollution is decreasing …
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The streets are quiet here, both day and night - and I live on a busy street. I'm used to lots of people around, so this is a bit unnerving to me. The local college had students go home, only 100 remain on campus because they couldn't go home for various reasons.

I will just be glad when the world gets back to normal crazy, instead of this brand of cray cray!
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Will we get back to normal, I rekon those pesky cockroaches are rubbing their hands together at the thought of finally being able to get to the top of the ladder..
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While car traffic is way down, I'm seeing people out walking. This is bizarre b/c in my suburb NOBODY walks anywhere; the only people you see are runners and dogwalkers and very few cyclists.

Also In a lot of the subdivisions here, people have large, elaborate decks in their backyards that rarely get used. Maybe that will change once the craptastic weather breaks.
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As my wife and I were taking our walk around the neighborhood yesterday, we discussed the last time the area was this quiet was in the days following the 9/11 attacks. With all the planes grounded for a week and the general shock of the events, a lot of people just stayed inside. It was different as there was no enforced isolation, but a lot of folks around here withdrew in the immediate aftermath.

I remember seeing the first plane in the sky a week later and being somewhat saddened that our quiet time was ending. I guess we astronomy people are isolationists by nature :)

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my morning commute has definitely gotten a lot less crowded.
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Don Alvarez wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:34 pm
my morning commute has definitely gotten a lot less crowded.
Right now anything besides the occasional lorry or highway patrol the roads are almost empty.
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Everybody must be using up their toilet paper.
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Quieter roads but you should see the hiking trails! Ten times busier than usual. I stepped 6 feet aside to let others pass but nobody else did so mostly everyone was within 1 foot of each other when passing.
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Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Everybody must be using up their toilet paper.
3 squares per day per person. Gubmint order. :D

Seriously, eating meals at home has made me realize how sh*tty fast food really is.
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Don Alvarez wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:34 pm
my morning commute has definitely gotten a lot less crowded.
I've had to adjust my meal planning times. My wife is getting home 20-30 minutes earlier and noticeably less homicidal. I could get used to this! ;)
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Has anyone noticed the skies any darker around major metropolitan areas? We've had nothing but rain and snow for the last couple weeks so I cannot tell.
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I haven't heard a single plane in the sky for some time now, I live near the airport landing/take off approach route
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Yea that's the first thing I noticed. A small private aircraft flew over and it caught my attention. I thought, Hrm I don't hear a lot of aircraft. It's actually what started me down realizing how much more quiet it was.
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pakarinen wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Everybody must be using up their toilet paper.
3 squares per day per person. Gubmint order. :D

Seriously, eating meals at home has made me realize how sh*tty fast food really is.
I stopped getting fast food roughly 6 months ago, now it's on a much rarer occasion. Two reasons for this - to lose weight (went down to 249 lbs from 285 lbs), and to learn to get better at cooking. I use my slow cooker a lot.

And I also make things on the electric stove, as well as baking a few things. Not much baking though. I'm drinking more water and lots of Gatorade. So far, so good.

And yes, it all tastes better. But I will cheat on occasion and hit a KFC or something. No Chick-Fil-A's within 100 miles from here, seriously. :lol:
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Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:08 pm
pakarinen wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Everybody must be using up their toilet paper.
3 squares per day per person. Gubmint order. :D

Seriously, eating meals at home has made me realize how sh*tty fast food really is.
I stopped getting fast food roughly 6 months ago, now it's on a much rarer occasion. Two reasons for this - to lose weight (went down to 249 lbs from 285 lbs), and to learn to get better at cooking. I use my slow cooker a lot.

And I also make things on the electric stove, as well as baking a few things. Not much baking though. I'm drinking more water and lots of Gatorade. So far, so good.

And yes, it all tastes better. But I will cheat on occasion and hit a KFC or something. No Chick-Fil-A's within 100 miles from here, seriously. :lol:
Get one of those multi-function cookers like the Ninja. Possibly the most versatile kitchen appliance I've ever used. That and an air fryer and you almost don't need a standard stove.
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Bah.... get a BBQ grill! :D
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