1. First day working remote
  2. We stay home and wait
  3. Stretching the legs & (some) social distancing
  4. Confirmation arrives, stocking up
  5. Finding routine in irregular times
  6. New challenges with the remote working
  7. Noticeable changes
  8. Finding a pattern
  9. COVID-19 Lock Down
  10. First week, check
  11. Weekend plans? You know stay away from people as much as possible.
  12. Game night as the pause begins
  13. Streets empty as everyone builds furniture and plays games
  14. Staying sane
  15. Keeping date night going
  16. Socializing remote
  17. Friday feeling? TGIF?
  18. House Parties not Street Parties
  19. Running in the rain
  20. Betting on unknowns
  21. Optimizing the lockdown life
  22. Community Support
  23. Virtual Social Closeness
  24. Friday night: Virtual Happy Hours & Games
  25. Four Weeks In
  26. Discovering the new exciting
  27. A Weekend Getaway in Quarantine
  28. Rain and games
  29. Looking for escapes
  30. Escape to the Country
  31. An upstate retreat for some ‘normalcy’
  32. Rediscovering New York as lockdown eases

Woke up today to the sound of a jack hammer outside the window. There was a time about a year ago where there was constant construction outside our apartment and waking us up early. However much we hated that, being woken early by that noise today felt like a little bit of normality.

Looking down Park Avenue South from 32nd Street

Skyped with the whole family today for the first time, sounds like their smaller towns are doing a good at social distancing in general. However, today was the first day where NYC did a pilot of closing one of the main streets, Park Avenue. It extended six blocks from right outside our apartment with no traffic allowed on it. Perhaps it helped that it was rainy, but we took a walk and it was so nice and empty. The pilot is running through Monday but hopefully extended to more streets and beyond Monday.

Heard from another person today, Peter one of my managers in London. Now living in Seattle, he’s been working from home for four weeks. Interesting how extended it has been, but I think it hit Washington first/harder than NYC. There’s been a lot of conflicting information going around about potential quarantine for NYC today, typically falsely coming from Trump, contradicted by Cuomo and subsequently walked back in a Trump Tweet later.

For dinner I got Indian takeout, first time having Indian in a little while which was a nice treat. We had scheduled to jump on the House Party app with some of Danielle’s friends after dinner. It was our first time using the House Party app and it was fun – playing some trivia and a drawing game. I can see us using it more and more in the next few weeks. If you don’t have it yet, join in; if you have it, join me: https://houseparty.com/add/sampfox

Not sure what’s in store for tomorrow, if the streets are as empty as today, I might take a run.

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