There was a decidedly optimistic tone to Thursdays news conference with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine that’s been missing from many of the more than 100 which preceded it since the start of the pandemic. News that nursing home and assisted living patient visits that have been suspended since last March can resume with limitations, and that county fairs and other outdoor events that were postponed or curtailed last year can resume with limitations this year is certainly positive. I think it will be welcomed by a growing number of people who are itching to get outside and enjoy gatherings and activities that were denied us during 2,020. The regulations and limitations that will have to be part of any early planning this year could change significantly by early this summer Depending on the level of Coronavirus case numbers in the next few weeks and perhaps more importantly by the current feud between the governor and members of his own republican party who’ve passed legislation in the Ohio General Assembly that seeks to limit a governors ability to issue on going health mandates. Call me overly optimistic, but it’s looking to me like this year may be a lot more enjoyable to live through than 2,020 was. That’s the way I see it.