I love buying two things new: calendars and umbrellas. Right now I’m umbrella shopping because the one I’ve had for YEARS is now broken. I was devastated, but not in an “I’m never going to find another umbrella just like youuuuuuuu!!” kind of way. But in a “something I’ve had a long time needs to be replaced now” kind of way. Things change. Time marches on. And umbrellas have to eventually be replaced. It’s strange because umbrellas aren’t really the kind of thing one thinks about often ( unless one lives in Seattle) but at some point, one is going to need a new umbrella. I just happen to like shopping for them.