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Counting The Days Of Isolation

A couple of roommates are using Post-It notes to provide a little levity as the days of isolation drag on.

Wil Brown and his roommate, Patrick Quarberg, created a running tote board in the windows of their unit at the Variant Apartments in the North Loop. It started about a week into their period of isolation as their bosses had them working from home.

“We wanted to post it in our window as a bit of a mental check mark for ourselves,” said Brown, “as well as in solidarity of our neighbors in the North Loop community.”

He learned last week that he has now lost his job, with his employer cutting back because of the impact of the virus. He’s still keeping busy taking college courses online and is hopeful that the social distancing will have the desired effect of slowing the spread of the virus.

“At this point, we both like to think that the sign just lets people know that we’re all in this together for as long as it takes,” he said.

He added that once the stay at home order is lifted, he’s most looking forward to getting back together with friends and family, as well as enjoying drinks and burgers at Parlour.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop Neighborhood Association

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