Florence, who normally works in a WeWork space, has now created hot-desk cards for us that say “On Air” and “Off Air” that we prop near our various workstations, whether it be the Rbg Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stay Notorious Shirt and by the same token and island in the kitchen, the table in the dining room, or on the floor near a needed plug. My mother mostly stays upstairs in her room during the day to avoid the chaos of our computers, cords, and calls, which make the downstairs sound more like an air-traffic control tower than the hub of our previously quiet home.
Keeping the Rbg Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stay Notorious Shirt and by the same token and house clean and disinfected with this many adults living in it 24/7 is also unrelenting. Rarely is someone not in the kitchen grabbing a snack (a kale smoothie for Florence, coffee and cookies for my mom); or in the basement doing laundry. (I can’t stand that the kids don’t separate whites from darks.) Then there is the front hall filled with muddy boots (we have two dogs that we walk daily) and discarded odiferous gym shoes. (Charles and Florence both run every evening, maintaining social distance as they make their way around the neighborhood.)