April 12, 2020

Week 4 in Quarantine

Week 4 in Quarantine
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for April 12, 2020

Day 29 in quarantine and it's starting to feel pretty routine.  We actually see my family more than usual because for some reason it took corona-virus to get us to all start doing video chats on a regular basis.  We all enjoy checking in with my sisters and the boys' cousins although it's usually pretty tough to understand each other because we all have the tendency to talk at the same time.  We gotta work on that piece of it.  It was nice to see everyone for Easter though.

We spent an hour and a half catching up with our good friends, Karl & Tina Zitzewitz, last night which was fun.  We spent a lot of time comparing notes on the best shows to be watching in Quarantine.    Season 3 of Ozark was determined a winner by Karl & I.  We also compared notes on best shopping techniques while social distancing which was helpful.  I'm looking forward to a time when we can start discussing sports and planning get togethers again, but who knows when that will be?

When I bumped into Avery at the coffee maker the other day, I realized we were kind of like co-workers now.  Although he does programming for his job and I sell enterprise software, our dress code has become very similar for work.  

Miss Sheri does a great job with thinking of new ways to keep us all entertained while being stuck together.  She came up with the idea of a campfire the other day which was a nice escape from screen time.  

Having unseasonable warm weather in Minnesota in April has been helpful at breaking up the routine during this strange time in our lives.  If this keeps up, we just may have to go on the hunt to discover additional sources of firewood to keep us busy.

Mother Nature put on a nice show for us this week with a "Pink Supermoon".  It was pretty, but didn't look very pink to me.

Miss Sheri also caught this shot of the sunset peeking through our neighbor's trees.  I thought it kind of looked like Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings off in the distance.  It would have been fun to go there on an adventure, but we have this whole Stay at Home order in place.  I bet Frodo Baggins wished he would have been able to use that excuse.

We're starting to figure out how to get groceries in new ways, so we've been eating well while staying at home.  We have to get started on our Quarantine diet plan pretty soon or this is going to be a problem.

The boys have been away at college the past couple of Easters so Miss Sheri was excited to be able to get them to participate in the Easter Basket games again this year.  Although they drew the line at going on a hunt for Easter Eggs.  When did our baby boys grow up and not want to do the fun stuff any more?

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