If you’re keeping up on our lives religiously (and really, you shouldn’t be), we bought a new patio set last year. We even bought an umbrella stand and an umbrella. Correction: we ordered a patio umbrella and stand. We only received the stand, but the umbrella we wanted was back ordered until 2052. Or something along those lines. We never got around to finding, ordering, and actually obtaining a patio umbrella by the time August / September rolled around.
Lo and behold, it is a new year, and we found a decent 11′ patio umbrella at a local Fortunoff Backyard Store. And it is good.