Fio has always avoided wearing her glasses in favor of--ahem--her natural beauty. But she's decided to keep them on all the time now because she needs to see and because--well--they're so stylish.
Husband's mother once told Fio that she and Husband's father would not be able to stay in their home if it weren't for their loyal long-time maid, and Fio is foreseeing a future in which she and Husband will be more and more dependent on their twice-a-month maid, once-a month yardman, and the handyman Fio wants to hire, which will add up to quite a chunk of cash. A retreat to the city is in the cards sooner rather than later.
God bless Barbara Lee. God bless us all.