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Coronavirus: Week 1

Things sure have changed a lot in the last week. Things are closing and the Coronavirus is starting to spread. We stocked up on groceries with plans to stay in for awhile. One thing we forgot was cat food so we took a walk to our neighborhood pet store. Target is the last place I'd want to be today.

Since we are going to be home for awhile we stopped at the hardware to pick up some paint for the kids room.

I'm not sure if this was a great example of social distancing, but we wouldn't be going to stores much after this. We had to get cat food across the street anyways.

Fort building was on Meadow's agenda today.

Fort Building is on her agenda every day.

Peanut went in my fort.

I had to take everything out of the kids room to paint it. They have a lot of stuff. 

I discovered that behind the radiator in their room looks like the walls were once hand painted with flowers. 

So long lime green.

I thought it was a good neutral color, but alas I'm not the boss.

Meadow made a business sign since it would be harder to drum up business during the crisis.

Meadow has been really anxious about helping me paint. The kids decided on a dark purple. I compromised by having it go partway up the wall.

It looked way more in-your-face when it was still wet.

When I opened the can I was worried because the color matched Barney the dinosaur. Don't worry it dried a lot darker.

We are trying to make it outside at least once everyday. We let Theo try out his balance bike for the first time. He was really excited about it.


I was supposed to be in Chicago this weekend for work. Instead we were taking a walk that we normally wouldn't go on this time of year.

Meadow was excited to be back on her rollerblades.

I'm afraid more people will be outside once it starts warming up.

Oh, they would be.

 I'm now working from home for as long as I can. Our desk is in our dining room so I get these kids as coworkers now.

One day the kids had breakfast in their diner while mom worked.

I've started taking them on adventures. At least until Meadow goes back to school.

Of course Meadow wanted to go to "Free Forest School."

It took a while to get them to go somewhere else.

We played a little soccer with our Culver's kickball.

After a while we went into the real forest at the Roberts Birds Sanctuary.

We found a secret portal to winter in the middle of the marshy forest.



 I finished painting throughout the week and decided to rearrange when I put it back together. 


 Meadow finished making her blanket.

I'd say our first week home was productive.

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