“A series of shortages has left warehouses depleted and prices rising at more than 11% annually as Americans resume BBQs and parties after more than a year of isolation. The industry cannot find workers, truckers and raw materials — a consequence of not just government spending but crowded ports, an explosion at an Ohio chemical plant and the devastating snowstorm that hit Texas in February.” Patio furniture shortage tells US economic tale. (Long story short: We want a lot of stuff again, and it will take a little while for supplies to catch up to demand.)