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

It’s been over five and a bit weeks since the lockdown started and two weeks of self-isolating. With that we felt safe for a weekend trip to Long Island.

The hopes for the weekend were to enjoy some warm weather with a backyard available. In the end, most of Saturday poured with rain keeping us inside. That did though allow for some games of Catan and Gin Rummy (I claim a count of one win for Catan).

The Global Citizen and The WHO “Together at Home” concert on Saturday provided great entertainment and is definitely one of my lockdown highlights. It was streaming globally, although with a few variants to the show – at least in UK and US. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a music festival but it was fun to chat over Whatsapp with Naz about the performances. Sort of felt like being back at a festival..ish!

Some of my highlights were the miming Rolling Stones drumming (below), Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift. Certainly not what I expected to be my highlights. The Keith Urban trio also gave a good laugh.

Sunday did provide a short period where it was warm enough to sit outside and get some reading and relaxing in. It was probably only about an hour and a half, but it was enough for Danielle to get some sunburn and both of us to get top up our vitamin D.

Driving back on Sunday it was surprising to see how much traffic was on the roads. Was it a lot of people visiting families? Out for a drive? What other reasons to see so much traffic? It was curious.

Yesterday, Monday, not self isolating anymore since being back from Long Island, I was able to enjoy a trip to drop my laundry off. Even just a 10 minute walk outside feels like a luxury. Hoping I’ll be able to get a run in at somepoint over the next few days.

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