Lil' Ed Credit: Paul Natkin

At 5 PM Saturday, March 21, Governor J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8, aka the Stay at Home order, took effect. Here’s a daily-ish journal of how Reader staff, our friends, family—and our pets—are spending our time.

Days 43 and 44: May 2 and 3

What we’re reading:

What we’re listening to:

Which adoptable animals we’re considering this week, so we can live out that Dr. Doolittle fantasy and annoy our neighbors:

What online livestream events we’re looking forward to: