To start offering a sense of what that means for local people, we're rolling out this series, asking local people to share what they did throughout a single day during the pandemic.
Look for new installments of the series on a regular basis, and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to share your own story.
How I Spent My Day: Anna Koch
Occupation: student / ski instructor / laid off / working on parents’ farm during quarantine
Area of residence (city, town): Bend, OR / staying with parents in Silverton, OR
- Courtesy Anna Koch
I woke up at: 9:30
How I felt upon waking: No purpose as the day is going to be boring.
The first thing I did: Searched for my cat and checked in with parents to see what the day held.
The first thing I ate and drank: A juice my dad made and a vegan raspberry brownie I made last night.
How I spent the rest of my morning: Went in the hot tub, read then came back in and read when it started raining.
How I spent my afternoon: I worked with my dad. We finished turning a fallen log over our creek into a “bridge,” and we chainsawed the top to smoothen it & make it easier to cross. I broke for lunch at: 2:30 but didn’t eat till 5:30.
What I ate for lunch: We made a traditional Danish lunch in honor of our recently passed grandmother.
I ended my work day (if any) at: 4:30
The first thing I did upon finishing work: made dinner/lunch
The thing I looked forward to after finishing work: Going in the hot tub, reading, and playing with my cat and dog.
What I ate for dinner: N/A
What I did to unwind (if any): I baked a vegan peach crumble, read my book, and played cards with my mom.
What I’m looking forward to tomorrow: Hopefully it’s sunny. Then we won’t have to work in the rain again and we could go for a small hike up to the Silverton tower. I’m also looking forward to reading my book some more, and maybe cooking another new recipe.