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Living With Your Desk Mates

  • July 08, 2020

Before leaving the city, everyone in the group who hadn’t been in strict quarantine was tested for Covid-19, and they all agreed that there would be no visitors, with the exception of their nearby friend, who would observe social-distancing protocols.

The friends quickly fell into a routine. Mr. Burkholder would wake up first, around 5:30 a.m., to take Max for a long walk, and then make a smoothie for the group. Afterward, they would work together on the patio if the weather was good, with people disappearing into the house for private calls and meetings. Lunch was leftovers, and they shared grocery shopping, cooking and cleanup duty.

“I thought for sure there would be some natural issues,” said Ms. Mecham, the group’s only vegan. “But there was no difficult adjustment. We were just really excited to be together.”

They tried, as much as possible, to take advantage of the outdoor space; the inn’s main kitchen is also outdoors, off the porch, with just a kitchenette inside. The shared indoor space consists of a parlor, decorated with antiques, and a small dining room.

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/realestate/living-with-your-desk-mates.html

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