YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Ed and Christine Mahoney sold their Somers home on March 26 in preparation for Christine’s professional relocation to the United Kingdom. But the pandemic put those plans on hold, and now Christine finds herself living in Trump Park (Shrub Oak) with her parents, Tom and Anna Maroselli.

Here is their quarantine story, in Christine’s own words:

“I was recruited for the coolest job opportunity back in July to provide early intervention services for U.S. military abroad. It had been a six-plus month vetting process. The plan was that I was going to stay with my parents for two to four weeks before departure.

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My husband, Ed, who works in the town of Yorktown’s wastewater treatment plant, was to move in with his mom, also in Yorktown, until he retires next October and could join me for good. He has lots of time and flexibility so he would visit me often until he finishes his time with the town.

He and our son, Aidan, would spend college breaks with me and globe trot. On March 13, I received official word that my departure was suspended for 60 days or until further notice. My recruiter said that as soon as the ban is lifted, all will continue as planned. So, here I am staying with my wonderful parents indefinitely; Eddie remains isolated from all of us while he runs the Yorktown Sewer Plant; and Aidan is staying in Ithaca to finish the semester at Cornell University online.

Not exactly as planned, but I am cherishing the time with my parents and I believe they are cherishing me as well. We take turns cooking and baking. We walk outside together or separately, Dad practices his javelin, and indoors we all have our own devices and TVs. Sometimes we hang out together and sometimes we each do our own thing.

I take care of going out for any essentials, although my mom’s pantry and freezer are stocked for more than one pandemic! I rendezvous with Ed every couple of days to bring him food. Aidan remains in his element and has a few friends who also stayed in Ithaca. He also just received wonderful news that he will be interning with the National Hurricane Center in Miami this summer, so he is very motivated to push through this weird and surreal time.”

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