Here in Connecticut, Governor Dannel Malloy banned all driving, except for emergency vehicles. As I look out my window from my high rise residence, all roads are empty of cars. All. There are no cars moving in this 1,400 unit complex. There are no cars moving on side roads. There are no cars on the highways. The scene seems out of some movie about the end of whatever. Maybe a nuclear bomb fell and stopped human activity on planet earth.
Yesterday evening as Nemo began picking up force I was heading on I-95 South from a client assignment in the north country. I was the only car. Then I spotted a blinking sign posted that traffic restrictions were in place and only official and emergency vehicles would be allowed. Since I didn't know how to make it back to New Haven, CT via side roads, I kept moving forward. Now and then a commercial truck or a slow-moving civilian car passed me by. The police didn't stop me. I was grateful that I not only made it to Route 80 in CT but in time to buy a 25-pound bag of kitty litter and other necessities in Wal-Mart. While I was on the back of a long line at the check out, Wal-Mart did announce it was closing.
After two brutal recessions, it was amazing to feel lucky again. Nemo might have been a game-changer in my life. Feel lucky and we can take on and succeed at almost anything.