Archive for May 7th, 2020

Covid-19 diary: Part 9

May 7, 2020

By Matthew E. Milliken
May 7, 2020

I traveled up to my parent’s home outside New York City on Sunday, March 22. I traveled back down to my home in Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, May 5. It was time to check on the place and see, among other things, what was happening to the accumulated mail.

The trip was fine. It took a little bit less than eight hours.

I took the off ramp for the last rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike to refill my tank, which was down to about a quarter. I figured I might be able to make it the rest of the way to Durham if I refueled in Southern Jersey, which proved to be the case.

But I also liked something about getting gas in the Garden State that I normally find a hassle: I didn’t have to touch the pump.

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