Fast forward to October 14. Amanda was doing a story on the new John Lennon mural in downtown Scranton. I showed up, camera in hand and bag on shoulder, for my own curiosity and to get some blog/social media material.
Amanda and I were both masked up. After seeing me work with my professional looking gear, Amanda asked "Do you work for the newspaper?" I took off my mask and replied, "No, I work with you." Amanda gets major points for instant recognition, even though it was the first time we had met in person.
We had a short and pleasant conversation. All our communication to this point was via email. Amanda stayed to complete her story. I left to visit Steamtown and do a little leaf peeping.
What a strange and bizarre world in which we live. On the same payroll since early March. First in person meeting more than seven months later.
Like the rest of the nation, I can't wait for this to come to an end, and Amanda, it was great to finally meet you.