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

This week began with a bang, quite literally, as a big thunderstorm came over New York. Having my workspace and desk face out a window is nice and especially when you get dramatic weather. It’s always nice to be inside and look out during a thunderstorm but during these times there’s the added bonus of not feeling like you desperately want to be outside when it’s pelting it down with rain.

This week also began with our large grocery order getting delivered. It’s been 2-3 weeks since we’ve been to the supermarket. I’m realising when eating every meal at home, food is used up rather quickly. We had placed the order using Instacart. For those not in the US, it’s a food delivery service relying on gig workers who shop at the supermarket for you.

In a world of small and new entertainment/”wins” it was rather captivating to follow your order on the app as the worker shopped. Watching which items have been put in your physical basket, which are sold out and the suggestions for replacements.

The food delivery was quite exciting, never before has unpacking a supermarket order felt so much like Christmas. The anticipation, the surprise – even though you have a good idea what you’re getting.

That has meant we’ve cooked dinner all week until today (Thursday) when we ordered Tapas for a break. Cooking has certainly become a hobby and something I’ve not had so much time to do consistently in a while. Fairly sure when things become more normal it’ll still be something I keep up.

We’ve been isolating ourselves for a couple of weeks, staying in the apartment building. Means we can go to Long Island this weekend and visit Danielle’s family. Hoping for good weather so we can sit outside and enjoy some sunshine.

I’m keeping the blog updated at least once a week but as this is the new norm daily feels less necessary now.

One other thing, before I sign this post off. BIG congratulations to my mate Rich who got engaged on Easter Saturday!

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