COVID-19 Coronavirus Diary – March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020 – Day 10 of Self-Quarantine

Today started Week 2 of our remote work. The good part about my work – whether it be in the office or at home – is that I’m never bored! There’s always more to do than time to do it. At the end of work, our marketing team ended the day with a fun Virtual Happy Hour. I think it was a hit – not as awkward as I expected it to be!

Last night, after working in the yard again, we decided to have a campfire with all of the wood we’d been cutting up. It was really chilly so it ended up being a nice evening to sit by the fire and roast marshmallows. After that, we ended up playing various Mario games on Wii for most of the evening.

Today, we were expecting Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to give a ‘shelter in place’ announcement during his press conference, but instead, he ordered all non-essential businesses to close up as of 5 p.m. today. Seeing how most of us have been self-quarantining anyway, a shelter-in-place order wouldn’t have really changed much for us. I work at an information technology company and our business is considered essential – so we continue to work from home.

My daughter started her remote classes at UMBC today, after spring break week. It seemed to go better than she expected. Sometime soon she will need to go back to campus to clear out her dorm room since campus will be closed for the rest of the semester.

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