Sometimes it feels like there's six days to the working week and never more so than during the COVID-19 pandemic of the past three months.
Where once many employers would have been reluctant to allow staff to work from home, it looks like being the normal for a lot of us for some time yet.
Concerns work might not get done, or that staff might slump into a festival of slackness have been obliterated.
And now, as we slowly look to poke our heads above the foxholes we've all been in for the past 10 weeks or so, we'll take the lessons learned and look towards a long overdue more positive future, once we navigate another few tricky months.
Clearly, many of us are excited to have more of our regular coffee shops open again, but the return of cellar doors, restaurants and hotels was arguably the most welcome of the series of business sectors to return in recent times.
While they're back - it's certainly not as we remember them, and it's still going to be a while before we can stand around the bar with a few mates for a beer or two.
I'm assured the wait will be worthwhile.
And of course, these are all a sign that we are leaving COVID-19 even further behind, but the truth is it will remain with us in some shape of form for a long time yet.
This week's announcement of a building industry assistance package looks to have generated mixed reviews from the broader community.
Whilst those on the tools have embraced the initiative, which offers eligible homeowners grants of up to $25,000 towards extensions on their homes, those in the hospitality sector must be wondering what they need to do to be heard.
Hospitality was all but obliterated for 10 weeks at the height of the pandemic.
Even now, as businesses gradually find the confidence to re-emerge, many believe it is still not economical to open while restrictions cast such a dark shadow over their ability to carer for sufficient customers to actually make a quid.
Even worse, many fear they may not actually make it back.
Paradoxically, in an acknowledgement of just how buoyant and strong the local real estate industry remains, blocks of land have continued to surge, in spite of the pandemic.
A momentary pause whilst open for inspections came under threat did rattle the industry's collective nerves, but sales of well-priced housing stock have quickly resumed their pre-pandemic frenetic pace.
Those land sales will translate to new home builds later this year and well into next year.
Market predictions of double-digit declines were simply never going to happen in a place like Bendigo, largely because our market is built on stability.
Our well-established steady-as-you-go growth of the past decade or so is the same trend that will hopefully help protect us from the roller coaster ride that our major cities are now but passengers on.
Much of the criteria applied by the federal government to this latest home-based cash splash seems predicated upon communities in the sprawling mortgage belts of Sydney and Melbourne.
That said, the building industry will make good use of that sector's windfall, and many Australians will put the money they will gain access to towards making their dreams come true, and good on them.
Hopefully, further announcements around community infrastructure are still on the drawing board, waiting to be rolled out at a politically beneficial time for the government.
The sort of stuff that could be deemed nation building, rather than just yours or mine.
Those in the social housing sector must be scratching their heads at the distinct lack of cash on offer to help disadvantaged Australians who will probably never qualify for a first home buyer grant, let another another 25 grand on top for an extra couple of bedrooms or an upstairs bathroom.
Someone far wiser than me has mentioned on more than one occasion that Australia spends less on providing adequate housing for its poorest and most vulnerable citizens than almost every other of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development member nations.
Australia's decline in housing affordability over the past three decades is among the harshest of any nation, anywhere in the developed world.
Truth hurts sometimes, and any decent community-minded person should be able to see an area crying out for need, but sadly, the cries seem to have been ignored. Again.