Well... we've still got a bit to go to get to the finish line, but it is looking like the bird will have a new cage come March. And if all goes well, it will be a cage of our very own (in conjunction with the bank, I suppose, but they won't actually be living there with us or anything, so they will be more of a silent partner, I would assume). It is all very exciting.
In the meantime, and on a completely unrelated note, I have to ask-- has anyone else noticed that Rudy Giuliani has been wearing way too much make up lately? I've had a chance to see him, briefly, on two different television shows, and both times he was made up like Pamela Anderson-- black eyeliner, heavy, light eye shadow, heavy concealer for those under-eye dark circles. I mean, I'm not completely opposed to the idea of pols sporting some make up (though, sadly, I think it wouldn't help for most of them), and I'm not really taking Rudy seriously as a candidate at this point (though, honestly, I never really was. He was my mayor for a number of years, and I do not have fond memories. That aside, I didn't think that he would actually play all that well outside of his region)... but man. Does this guy have a stylist? And if the stylist is doing this to him, please, fire them like you did Rudy Crew. I can't take another night of looking at Rudy in drag.