Well, fellow port-swillers, you may be interested to hear that ol’ Robbo needed expend no ammunition yesterday to protect the eldest gel from her young gentlemen friends, although I must admit that she arrived home from the movies with a look on her face of a particular kind of delight  that I don’t believe I’ve ever seen before.

Think I’ll keep the powder dry just in case.

I happened to be talking to a colleague about all this yesterday and to mention that the gel has been asking me questions lately about boys.  The colleague was surprised that the gel would feel comfortable enough to be talking to me about this sort of thing.  I, in turn, was surprised that the colleague was surprised.  On thinking it over, it made me feel blessed to be that close to the gel.

And to pray that it stays that way.