Yesterday was a perfect late summer day. Sunny, low 70's with low humidity, as good as it gets. I put down the fall fertilizer on the rose bushes, Japanese maples, crepe myrtle, dwarf cherry tree, ***** willow, and the berry patch. Yard work makes me tired, but we loaded up the new puppy and drove into the city to bring her for a play date with her older sister. We have a Weaten terrier from the same breeding pair as my son's dog. We left her with my son and went out to dinner at Campagnolo, an Italian restaurant on 1st Ave, with an old friend. This is the first time we've eaten out since February. My wife was wary and suited up for the occasion. She wore a mask and gloves and brought her own utensils. We convinced her that the restaurant washes its dishes in hot water and she didn't need to use the plastic plates she brought. She also brought a face shield, which thankfully she took off after a minute or two. I have a picture but it's too embarrassing to post. Dining was outdoors. We like that and hope it stays as a permanent part of the NYC dining scene. Dining outside under heaters is common in Europe and we enjoy that. I hope we see that here when the weather gets cooler. Yesterday finally felt like normal. It's been a long time and we relished it. No one can predict what the new normal will look like. What's it been like for you?