First off - sorry I've been [i]such[/i] a lousy RT friend recently! There are few things going on down here. There's the house buying, the new job starting, and the PhD finishing (without which there will NO new job starting), and.... other stuff.
Like new cat buying!
The day after we signed papers on the house, Nancy and I went and picked out a new cat. She's another Maine Coon. I've really missed Newton quite a bit, and through a combination of fortuitous circumstances we ran across a Maine Coon breeder that had some deeply discounted 1 year old cats for sale. So went to see her cats (about 30 in all!!), and the one she calls Nellie picked us out.
She's on the left - her sister Braveheart (most inaccurately named cat that I've ever met) is on the right.
She came right up to us when we got there, and then followed us around for the whole time we were there - talking, and playing and rubbing up against us. She seems to be an extremely sweet-natured cat. We're going to call her Denali, after the big mountain in Alaska.
We'll pick her up the day that we close on the house, so that we can introduce her to the current cats when they're all in a new environment. In theory that should ease the transition for all of them.
So now we're back to five. I'm sure it won't be long before they all have a bunch of new projects going...
I suppose while I'm here I ought to rate something. Casino Royale was adequate. Daniel Craig is an excellent Bond, and the opening action sequence was spectacular. I thought the plot was fairly stupid and the villain not especially villainous. But overall, a decent enough movie.
I hope everyone is doing well!