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Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 6: The new normal is taking some adjustment by the whole family (SPH)

At least it's been sunny this week, which makes our balcony a warm, inviting place to spend a few moments escaping the darkness. (Photo credit: The Tri-City News)

Mario Bartel writes that his family struggles to carve out time for tasks and for one another while isolated due to COVID-19.

Tri-City News journalist Mario Bartel is voluntarily self-isolating and working from home for the rest of the month after his wife and son returned March 13 from a brief getaway in Arizona. He is writing a daily diary during that time.

On a typical weekday, its insistent digital buzz rouses us at 5:30 a.m. so we can get ready for the day ahead, have breakfast with our son, then deliver him to his before-school care and my wife to SkyTrain for her commute to St. Paul’s Hospital, where she’s doing her dietetics practicum.

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