YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Vedat Gashi, a freshman Westchester County legislator representing New Castle and parts of Yorktown and Somers, and his family have been making the most of social distancing from their home in Yorktown. Here is their quarantine story, in Vedat’s own words:

“My wife and I are able to work from home and the kids are doing schoolwork remotely, so our days during coronavirus aren’t that different in some respects. We’re largely staying indoors, but I do leave occasionally to do some volunteering delivering meals for seniors. Otherwise, we’re staying isolated.

Work and school are done earlier than usual, so by early afternoon we’re finding ways to keep ourselves busy. If the weather is good, we’ll go for a walk with the dog. We’re taking pride in visiting every local trail.

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I’ve been busying myself doing some lawn work and rediscovering video games (mostly Madden and mostly poorly). My wife has discovered a talent for making bread, and I found a talent eating it. In the evening, we watch a lot (A LOT) of reality TV (“Lego Masters and “The Great British Bake Off”) at the moment. I’ve also never had so much dessert in my life.

We also do some occasional theme days like “Fancy Dress Dinner Friday” and “Movie Mondays” (we just did a min Penny Marshall marathon with “Big” and “A League of Their Own”). Video conference parties with friends are new to us—and a lot more fun than it sounds.

We try to get the kids in bed at a reasonable hour and then we repeat it the next day. I feel a bit guilty saying it, but I’ve actually really enjoyed spending so much time with my family. I like these guys.”

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