Apparently my task today is to give bad grammar advice while hungover.
Someone we know is in hospital with covid. In the pre-pandemic days, he would sit up at the bar and order baileys on ice (two cubes) and chat away about the ponies he raised. His daughter-in-law had to get a covid test and postpone surgery to remove her breasts and womb. She's been having a tough year--she caught her husband having an affair with a local barmaid, and kicked him out of the house.
Last night the government announced a nationwide ban on all but essential household visits... while most businesses continue to operate except in three border counties. Ugh.