I realize that, due to the time difference, it is not yet the 20th in the USA. But it is over here, so this is the day I have been waiting for ever since November 9, 2016 (with the time difference, it wasn't until the 9th here that we could know Trump had squeaked through the election with narrow wins in a few key states). I couldn't have said all along that it was Joe Biden who would be inaugurated today, but I never believed it would be Trump. I expected his popularity to tank much quicker than it did, but it is enough that he has accomplished what no other president has managed: an entire term, with his approval rating never once topping 50%. (I read back in 1976 that that had also been the case for Jimmy Carter, but I was a pretty faithful Republican back then and I realize now my source for that information must have been rather partisan; historical records clearly show that was not the case.) My hope was that a Democrat who is not particularly whacko would be inaugurated today, but I would have settled for any Democrat. Joe Biden actually suits me fairly well. Will he be a great president? Probably not. (He has already disappointed me by announcing that the caravan of migrants coming to the American border seeking asylum will not be admitted immediately.) But I have little doubt he will be at least average, which is so much better than what we have had for the last 4 years that it seems incredibly good. So today is a day to celebrate. I promised myself 4 years ago that I would never salute the American flag or sing the American national anthem as long as Trump was president, but today I can once again say that I have hope for America. I'm not sure if all the damage Trump and, especially, Trump's supporters have done to the country can be repaired, but at least the process can begin. President Biden: my wholehearted, sincere best wishes are with you. Do the best you can to really make America great again, instead of the laughingstock it has become for the last 4 years.