After 4 months of "looking" for my digital camera, I finally decided that it was lost for good, assuming that Max probably did deposit it in the trash when I was not paying attention to him, and I broke down and purchased myself a new one.
I almost did not receive this camera that I ordered from Amazon.com ($30 cheaper than in the stores) because for the past two days, unbeknownst to us, our mail carrier has been depositing our mail and delivering our packages to the house next door to us, which is currently unoccupied. Luckily, I glanced over there today and saw my box sitting in plain view of anyone sauntering by.
I spent a little more money than I intended for some extra features. But now I can sit at my kitchen table and take this picture.
Or I can sit in the exact same spot and take this picture:
Now that's a good zoom lens!!!! Coffee anyone?