It has all become very surreal eh? I am lucky enough to be able to drive to my rural workshop to finish the last job I do before it all unfolds to some sort of conclusion, and nobody seems to know when that will be.
When I get home I join the long, spaced-out (in more ways than one) queue for the supermarket, which now has a one out, one in policy. That means that - once you are in - it is a positively serene experience compared to the last couple of weeks.
The weather is beautifully sunny here now, so I am working outside with only the sex-obsessed birds for company. The items I am working on are so big and heavy that I am trying to work out lifting systems to prepare them for delivery once they are finished, but this could depend on someone at the other end helping to offload them as we breath and pant all over each other with the effort, so they may have to stay with me until the aforementioned conclusion.
I think in general people are dealing with it very well, but it is scary to hear normally sober, high-ranking doctors admitting that they are terrified. There was a manufacturer of medical personal protection equipment saying today that she - before covid 19 - had offered her products to the managers of the hospital which is now at the epicentre of the British outbreak, only to be told that they were well stocked, so she sold them to Germany and another European country instead. They may have had good stocks, but not for a pandemic.
Oh well, all we can do is enjoy the sunshine, ride it out, be careful and hope for the best. Life has become like a strange dream.
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