I just got an email from the New (Technical) Advisor, letting me know that his letter for my fellowship application (the one due this month–the other’s not due until March) is on its way. A week early! And only a week or so after I asked for it!
In the meantime, I have yet to get confirmation from the (Ex)Advisor that he’s writing for me, for sure.
I *heart* my New (Technical) Advisor, who has no other grad students, chairs a teeny department, and does what I ask him to do.