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

Today flew by with a tonne of meetings. Trying to make some changes to home office setup, namely ordered an adjustable standing desk and a balance board. Ways to avoid sitting still less. So used to walking from one corner of the office to the other to get to meetings. An 800 sq-ft apartment doesn’t take many steps to get around.

Yesterday US Naval Ship, Comfort arrived in NYC. It’s not going to be housing Coronavirus patients (there’s the popup hospital in Central Park and the converted conference center for that – along with the hospitals) but it does bring extra beds. Idiocy still prevails nearly a month into this lockdown, people were clamoring to get a sight of the ship coming into NYC, paying no attention to social distancing (saw this on the news).

Hoping they re-open Park Avenue like last weekend to get some more safe exercise. Otherwise, combined with the minor ‘renovations’ to my home office* I’m going to have to find the optimal time to go for a run/walk outside. Speaking of home offices, interesting to see on the news the UK home office along with the rest of the cabinet did the first virtual cabinet meeting with Zoom. Zoom has clearly taken off but it’s interesting that the UK government is using it given the security concerns.

Played a new game tonight, Sequence, a bit like Connect 4 but with a board and a couple of decks of cards. Quite a good game and a nice addition to our evening social choices.

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