Shhhh... Stay Vewwy Vewwy Quiet
I am one of the very few people in the area who is working today, and I love it. The drive to work today was nearly traffic free. The parking lot was virutally empty, even at 9:15 AM. No students are around, and 80% of the staff are on vacation. My lab, however, is open - we're always open.
I love working on days like today because I can finally do things without fear of being interrupted by someone else's catastrophe. To be fair, a large portion of my job is simply being available for any and all interruptions, but it leads to some daily "frazzlement" (for lack of a better word). The luxury of remaining focused and only single-tasking for one day is such a nice change of pace. It's very quiet about the lab, and I like it.