Strange New World

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"If my husband and I are quarantined together, it won't be the virus that kills him," I heard someone joke. Wayne and I are huddled together and so far no one has died. Perhaps it's because we work remotely in different rooms of the house. 

Both of our kids are "essential employees" so they're still working - one is a Newark firefighter (no worry there) and the other provides food safety and security to the schoolchildren of Harlem (traveling on mass transit in the middle of a pandemic, no worry there). And my mother is 84, healthy but vulnerable. 

Schools are all remote for at least 2 weeks. NJ restaurants are take out/delivery only. Malls are all closed. Grocery stores are poorly stocked at best (although that's improving). Parks are closed. Police break up any groups of kids that happen to bike near each other.


This park was filled with kids last weekend. 


How are you dealing with social distancing? 


I don't think this is ever going to feel "normal," but I think it IS the new normal. At least for a few weeks.....


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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!


Too funny.. Be safe and keep your distance.

Mar 17, 2020 01:20 PM #1
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Yes, quite a difference a few weeks can make. Be well. 

Mar 17, 2020 01:24 PM #2
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Wayne & Jean, have done inspections, lots of paperwork, and live alone, so probably will be good.  Good luck with your kids and your mom.

Mar 17, 2020 01:49 PM #3
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - soon Wayne will be going to his BNI meeting on Zoom.  It is actually quite good.

Mar 17, 2020 06:23 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Jean- I always tell Larry that it's a good thing that we like each other!  We aren't yet in the shelter-in-place mode. There is no dining in for restaurants but you can use drive-through or delivery and gatherings are limited to 10 or fewer.  At least we can go to the grocery stores or pharmacies. 

Mar 17, 2020 07:16 PM #5
Realty Pack
Realty Pack - Bel Air, CA
Real Estate Blog

Hi, Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, thanks for sharing your experience. Stay safe.

Mar 18, 2020 02:57 AM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Jean Marie... my husband and I also are at opposite ends of the house on two different floors... therefor nobody dies. We are staying home for the most part, but I don't hesitate to go out to shop as needed and Chris is still walking the dog.

Mar 18, 2020 06:22 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Dolores and I are at home and are in the social distancing mode.

We need to order some stuff for home delivery.

Mar 20, 2020 03:08 AM #8
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

A lot of time to do reading and exercise in ways that I never knew that I could, honestly.

Mar 31, 2020 10:52 PM #9
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This will test every single relationship and friendship probably on planet earth. That’s the way goes, I guess. :)

Apr 01, 2020 10:06 PM #10
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