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mollusk last won the day on August 14 2014

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  1. It's amazing how resistant people who worship pavement are to anything that might cause them to have to drive two blocks further - in this case, literally two blocks. One almost never had to wait for a second cycle of the traffic light, even during the teeth of rush hour.
  2. When the bots get their work permits.
  3. Once upon a time that was Mahan Volkswagen, where as a broke student I got all sorts of help and advice in learning how to fix my purchased with my own money elderly VW (including being given the secret handshake of German cars, knowing the last 7 digits of your VIN when ordering parts).
  4. Philosophizing notwithstanding, Austin's guidance basically shuts construction projects down, period, unless they fall within one of six fairly specific exceptions (public works, for example). Linkage: http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/ConstructionGuidance-Stay-Home-Order (003).pdf http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Order 20200324-007 - Stay Home - Work Safe.pdf AIA Austin is trying to get an exception for general residential and commercial construction, but didn't get it as of noon Friday: https://www.aiaaustin.org/aia-austin-and-covid-19 Anecdotally, it looks like a lot of projects and borderline "exempt" businesses here are shutting down for the duration - probably something to do with wanting to keep people healthy. Until there is a blanket order, people are going to have to research locality by locality to know what the rules are. Sorry for the slow reply, but I've been socially distant (actually, answering clients' phoned and emailed questions and moving most of my office to my house).
  5. One important thing about the Houston AIA guidance - if you're in some exotic locale YMMV. Austin and Travis County issued similar orders, but then Austin came out that afternoon with a guidance document that appears to clamp some significant limitations on the broader reading of the order. As of lunchtime there was still some back and forth going around about how to interpret things up there.
  6. That's a really good explanation, PE, not a wall of text. Thanks.
  7. More like access for window washers, since they can't run a scaffold or rappel. The Wortham building in American General Center has the same setup.
  8. ^^ Of course, the world over all of the major cathedrals, temples, tall viaducts, etc., etc. were built with some sort of plant based staging until ~150 years ago...
  9. Actually, soap and water is better than hand sanitizer - any soap will do. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/cleaning-disinfection.html
  10. having trouble figuring out how to comment on that transition in a manner suitable for a family forum...
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    At least they have truth in labeling down - it sounds demonically inspired. #tastyaleFTW
  12. Located away from the curb so as not to splash people waiting for the bus
  13. Thus demonstrating why they failed in this market at least twice, if not three times.
  14. Target should do well there. The problem with that Randall's wasn't the location - once upon a time it was busy - but Safeway's insistence on doing just about everything exactly the opposite way from previous management, with the exception of higher prices.
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