Last Thursday a new pandemic low so far as I was concerned. Thereafter I discover that my sheet-metal supplier had re-opened for business during the same week, and the same for my alloy extrusion wholesaler. First time I'd been beyond the garden gate and legally dubious, but live fast and die old, I say.
And joy of joys, this week Britain's favourite DIY store has reopened for a form of business. It's long been my own favourite hardware mega-store when it comes to prototyping and I am glad to contribute to their revival. It's looking like we're over the worst of it, which is no consolation if you've personally succumbed to the pandemic, but there comes a point to when the body politic has also to be sustained for the longer term.