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    My wife Amy is a fifth grade teacher at Wentworth School in Scarborough. She plans lessons with other fifth grade teachers via Zoom from our Saco home.

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    Since the stay-at-home order, for the first time in years, we find ourselves relaxing and hanging out together at home. My daughter Ali, 21, cuddles with the family cat Marbles on April 15. Marbles seems to like the extra attention and is a comfort for all of us.

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    Taylor, 20, a sophomore at Husson University in Bangor, works on homework in her bedroom. Taylor was at home for spring break when the school announced all classes would be online for the remainder of the school year due to the pandemic.

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    Amy visits with her mother Sallie Huot in the driveway of Sallie's home in Saco. Amy visits with her mother at least once a week to bring her groceries. In good weather, they go for walks or visit outside.

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    After a long day teaching from home, Amy Ouellette makes masks at night to give to family and friends.

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    I edit a photo assignment as Amy makes masks at home.

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    One of the bright sides of the pandemic was more down time at home to do the things we love to do. Ali always enjoyed painting, but work got in the way. Ali decided to take a leave of absence from her job in the service industry to stay safe and to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, and found more time to paint.

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    Taylor walks a hiking trail at Middle Goosefare in Saco at the end of May. She volunteered to remark the trail.

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    Taylor and Ali worked together to clear out a corner in our backyard and hung a hammock. Taylor was the first one to try it out and within a few minutes was sound asleep.

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    Marbles lies in the grass of our backyard on June 4.

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    Our home is usually a gathering spot for backyard fires with lots of friends and family. In early June, because of the pandemic, we have only a small group of immediate family around the fire.

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