A Journal of the Plague Year 2020–chapter 139

Monday, August 31

We’ll be driving back to Manhattan later today, where we each have a number of doctor appointments spread over the next two weeks. I’ll also take photos of what I imagine will be a much changed Union Square neighborhood and describe the positive, negative, and unexpected things we find. 

First we will be taking note of just how crowded or uncrowded Manhattan streets are on a Monday afternoon—and figuring out what to make of that. We’ll drive across the Williamsburg bridge to Emily’s late-day appointment at Weill-Cornell Hospital on East 61st St. Then, we will see what’s what in our building. Maybe nothing too surprising.

We’re looking forward to stopping at a Water Mill farm stand on our way, where we hope to pick up some heirloom tomatoes, Asian eggplant, and fresh mozzarella cheese. We’ll likely have the cheese for supper after we get home from Emily’s appointment.