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  • Writer's pictureKim Pollack

Happy at Home During Quarantine

I've lost track of how many days we've been on lockdown because like Bill Murray's character in Groundhog Day, the days blend into each other. Alan asked me the other morning at breakfast--I think it was last Wednesday--what day it was.

"Is it Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday?" he wanted to know. Because the only things we need to remember besides online work deadlines are which days to take the trash & recycling out and which day is cleaning day. (Currently we are cleaning on Sunday mornings.)

All this to say, we are still super happy! We've had weeks of uninterrupted time to work on all our creative stuff, plus more time to read, which I LOVE!!! If we need to sleep in, we can and if we want to get up early, we can. And we've been working our way through all the James Bond films (they are so sexist I grit my teeth sometimes) and quirky films such as This Beautiful Fantastic, Lost In Translation, and the cult classic Napoleon Dynamite.

The last time we were out of the house together was February 21-23 when we spent our anniversary weekend in NYC. It's crazy to think that the city probably had thousands of coronavirus cases and we were in a crowded theatre, restaurants, MoMA, and we are fine. Either we were exposed and asymptomatic or we're just lucky.

Now we are preparing for gardening season, and plan to grow herbs and flowers along with vegetables. I envision a row of cheery sunflowers along the road in the front! (I envision lots of things at the start of the season and then forget all about the poor garden for weeks at a time in mid-summer. Thankfully, Alan remembers them and urges me to get out there to weed and harvest.)

As we look ahead to the summer months, we expect that most, if not all, of our live gigs at wineries/breweries will be cancelled. So we're pivoting (as they say in the online business world). What's new?

1. We launched our Patreon page and urge you to become our patrons! (Patreon is an online platform where fans can connect with creators they love, contribute directly to their work, and receive exclusive benefits.

2. We will be doing a livestream concert once a month exclusively for our Patreon patrons.

3. In lieu of our live winery/brewery performances, we are hoping to do live Facebook concerts and have the wineries/breweries share the live concerts on their own Facebook pages.

4. We're writing new music! You'll hear it first on Patreon.

So the question is: How are you all doing? We'd love to hear from you! Drop us an email: or DM us via Facebook Messenger or Instagram.

Take care and we'll connect again soon!

Love, Kim & Alan

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