In January of this year we decided it was high time we did another one-month grocery tracking post, since our last one was in 2017. We decided to do it in March, as we always do, for two reasons: We need to do it in a month when we’re not travelling anywhere, and also a month with 31 days so we can’t be accused of using a short month. All was set and decided on, we went ahead and started tracking March 1st, and then, well, the pandemic hit and the world went crazy. We did it anyway. Here’s how it went. Continue reading
A lot of people are baffled by how we can live comfortably in a 400-square-foot studio even during normal times, let alone during a plague outbreak. “How do you not strangle each other?” is a common question we get. “Who’s going to get thrown off the balcony first?” is getting a little more common now that we’re isolating and spending even more time here. It’s actually not a problem for us, for a few key reasons. Continue reading
It’s pretty amazing how much can change in a week. Continue reading
Food is likely the third biggest pandemic-related concern around right now, right after financial catastrophe and dying a horrible death. We’ve found a few ways to address the growing problem. Continue reading
Dealing with living through a global pandemic is pretty tough mentally in addition to the other ways it sucks. We’ve started a few habits to maintain our sanity during many days of not leaving our apartment, and having a constant stream of terrifying new updates from the outside world. Continue reading
After a few expected day-one hiccups, I am now comfortably settled in as a home-based receptionist. It’s a bit strange for both of us to be home working, but we seem to be pretty good at mostly ignoring each other during the work day, except when we converge for lunch. A little surprising in a one room, 400 square foot apartment, but fortunate. Continue reading
This series is my attempt to cover our lives during the unprecedented global pandemic of COVID-19. I’ll be talking about our day to day lives, thoughts, activities, finances, and of course, the isolation experience. This is a fantastic day to start a project like this because….
I’m officially working from home! And here we all thought receptionists couldn’t work remotely. Continue reading