Although Pater showed some signs of weakness when he realized our kids were agreeing with me on the glasses, he wasn't going to buy new ones. These still did the job they'd been hired for, and did it very well. Why replace them?
Until he saw our SIL (ADDED Later, Son-in-law, Adam) wearing a very nice, simple pair of aviator-style (but not one that screamed "aviator"-- these assert themselves very quietly, authoritatively, just like Pater). Turns out SIL had bought these -- the style is called "The General" -- at Mr. Lee's on Broadway, just off Main, in Vancouver. I'd read about Mr. Lee's at Thomas' blog a few months earlier and wanted to check it out. And when Pater heard these sunglasses were only $80 . . . .
So we're ready for sunshine, more sunshine -- and we're getting it. Another 31 degrees Celsius today. We've got friends driving up-island from Victoria to visit, rosé and beer chilling in the fridge, the makings of a steak salad ready to go, and I may make a blackberry clafouti for dessert. Tell me what you're up to this sunny weekend.