The other big news is that Benny retired this weekend. His last day of work was on Saturday, after which I brought him to my house to get acquainted with Rei and the neighbors' dog. Early indications are that Benny and Rei will get along rather well. I had all of today to get Benny settled, and then tomorrow morning I will be taking off on an early flight for my four-week beagle replacement class. My parents will be dog-sitting until I return.
I won't be taking a computer with me the way I did last time. I'll just have my Kindle for internet. I plan to pack a few solitaire board games to keep me occupied in the evenings.