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 very empty Union Square

Things seem to be easing up a bit, although that’s come with the mandatory mask-wearing. We’ve had very spring weather for the past week with some beautiful warm days and some days of constant rain. As I write this now, I can hear the rain hitting our AC unit – quite a comforting sound. Thinking back I don’t remember having such a distinct Spring season in NY.

While we were quarantining indoors during the worst and before visiting Danielle’s family I kind of forgot about the weather. My phone which usually shows the weather on the home screen had stopped showing it as I wasn’t checking it so often. Being more confident about going outside (although still in moderation) I’ve started noticing the weather more. As more people start to go outside, the rainy days still feel like the best days to get exercise outdoors.

Last Sunday I took a walk in the rain to Union Square, the furthest I’ve walked outside since the very beginning of the lockdown. It was really nice to see how quiet everywhere was and the ease of walking while distancing. The parks seem very lush with all the rain too.

Madison Square Park, with lots of blossom and very green grass

This past week we’ve also played a lot of virtual games. We did a hangouts and games with some of my friends on Saturday evening, a lot of fun which started at 3 pm but went on past 6. Sunday there was a family party, with representatives from Australia, Japan, Brazil and England (and of course New York). With so many timezones it meant an 8 am quiz start, but with some mimosas and bagels, it eased the early start. Then on Tuesday, we did more games with a couple of my NY friends. People are really embracing the virtual games, including me!

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