Oregon hasn't been hit as hard by the coronavirus as our neighbors to the north and south, but within Oregon, Washington County - where I live - has the highest number of cases. I don't worry too much about getting the illness personally; I don't like crowds and generally avoid them, plus I'm fortunate to have a fairly robust constitution. Typically if I get sick at all it'll last for about 24 hours and then I'm done. But I do want to be mindful of not being party to transmitting the illness to an elderly or infirm person.
Anyway, my second full day of work-at-home went pretty smoothly. I am getting used to the routine and I suspect I'll come to like it. My job (IT support) is one of those best suited for remote work, and it's likely that the COVID-19 thing will have the effect of accelerating a trend that's already well underway. So from a professional standpoint, the chance to get accustomed to the practical realities of working from home - and supporting others who do - can only help me in the future.
Last time I went shopping, I stocked up on shef-stable food. Grocery Outlet had two flavors of Tasty Bite for 99c a package. One of these - the vindaloo - I hadn't tried before. I had previously only heard of vindaloo in the context of "pork vindaloo" which the vegetarian and kosher-certified TB product obviously is not. So I gave it a try. Most of the TB flavors, even those marked "spicy", are fairly tame. Not this stuff! As it happens I'd been hankering for some hot Indian food, and (short of a trip to one of the nearby Indian restaurants) this filled the bill pretty well.
Plan for today: pop in at Chabad for morning services, then on to Beaverton to look at some room shares. My time at The Undisclosed Location is at last coming to an end, and I will be packing my things and saying goodbye to The Man In The High Castle within the month. Looking forward to being back in town, and having a shorter commute to work.