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May 13, 2020
Back to work! (Sort of…)

It’s been some time since I’ve posted.  I’ll say that I settled in quite well to being home with my wife and kids, and used the time to turn away from my business and toward my family.  I’ve been available to answer the phone and address any patient needs that have come up, but other than that things have been pretty quiet here.  By quiet, I mean that it’s been the most exhausting 8 weeks of my life!  Anyone who thinks staying home with the kids is an easy job hasn’t done it.  And there were two of us (my wife and I) home with ...

March 25, 2020
COVID-19 Shutdown - Day 7

I'm really trying to learn this new routine at home.  I was up with the kids this morning, made our daily pour-over, and got the kids through their first meal of the day.  Before we were shut down, I roasted a few pounds of coffee so I didn't have to worry about roasting coffee in the middle of the work week.  It seems like we always run out at inopportune times.  But since I haven't been able to work, I've actually been looking forward to roasting another batch, so of course it feels like it's taking forever to use up what we have.  I'll roast ...

March 24, 2020
COVID-19 Shutdown - Day 6

How does one count COVID-19 Shutdown days?  Is it the number of days that my dental practice would have been open if it weren't for the outbreak?  Is it total days, including weekends?  Or what about the number of days since the government-mandated "shelter-in-place" order?  I'm going with Day 6.  Six workdays missed since the outbreak hit the Chicagoland area.

Over the weekend, Governor Pritzker announced something he called a "shelter-in-place" order.  Add that to the modern vernacular: coronavirus, COVID-19, social distancing, self-isolation, shelter-in-place.  Who would have guessed that each of these words or phrases went from unheard of to commonplace in ONE WEEK?!

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