I was hoping and believing that this whole lockdown situation was easing up. We were getting vaccines, and there was some hope floating around in the atmosphere for a while. I began imagining and even daring to plan summer visiting, post-vaccine social living. More than just spring gardening plans, I was thinking about sharing some of the pleasures of our new life here on Salt Spring Island. Ha. This past couple of week’s scary numbers and the new restrictions dashed those hopes, knocked that glass off the table like a grumpy cat.