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

A lot been going on recently so blog took a back seat. Rather than go back and try and write a post for everyday just going to do a little general update here.

Yesterday’s news from NY governor is the curve looks to be flattening. Cautiously optimistic news.

Keeping up the happy hours and games. Got together on House Party last weekend with a bunch of friends. Thursday did a team HH playing Quiplash, a bit similar to Cards Against Humanity. Friday we did a musical happy hour today with a bunch of people bringing their instruments (+singing voices + water glasses) to the virtual HH. Some really amazing talent.

Last weekend did a Skype with parents as usual, but also my sister, Jo and her husband and toddler. My Nana is living in a home but they’ve started settting up skype on tablets so we had a three way chat going with an age range from ~14 months to 98 years. Obviously brings some challenges communicating effectively across that range but on reflection quite amazing to connect two continents, four homes, six people and that age range!

Within the apartment we’ve continued to enhance and optimize the space. I’m using my standing desk and balance board almost all the time during the work day. Have also got a fatigue mat too for when I just want to stand, hardwood floors are a little harsh on the feet. We’ve also found a budget treadmill that can be folded up. It’s not fast enough to run on but is good for a fast paced walk. Going to be a game changer at helping stay active.

We’ve had a few light bulbs going out and this week reached a point where we were suddenly very low on working lights. Amazon is being very cautious with estimated delivery times so was afraid for a moment we’d have to wait until the end of April to replace. Luckily they all arrived yesterday so we have full lights again!

Food-wise. We’ve found ourselves not in a dire pickle but I put grocery order in last week and selected “Fast and Flexible” delivery. The only window at the time was today, Friday, but I hoped by selecting that it might mean if a spot opened before then we’d get it sooner. In fact it kept getting pushed out and now it’s scheduled for Monday evening. We have some meat in the freezer but running low on essential fridge items. Lucky and fortunate restaurants are still delivering food, it’ll help us get through the weekend, and at least it helps support these local businesses too.

There have been several rather good Tweets, too many to show just one. So,

Tweets of the Week