Gayle finished with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows a little after 6 p.m. Saturday. I started reading it almost immediately.
Other than two or three trips to the bathroom, I read the entire thing in one sitting. I just couldn't put the book down.
Not even to go to bed.
Consequently, about 4:45 this morning, I finally shuffled off to bed. But I had the book finished.
OK, so I was a bit late for church this morning. I had a hard time getting out of bed. But I did make it.
And now I am pooped because I didn't get much sleep.
It is official. Gayle and I have the last Harry Potter book.
No, we didn't go out at midnight this morning to buy the book. And no, we didn't pre-order the book. We did, however, do some shopping today and picked up the book. I figured someone would still have a copy of it somewhere. As it turned out, finding a copy wasn't hard at all. The store we got it from (which was the only store we visited) had a huge table of copies of the book sitting right in front of the door. It was hard to miss, and it was clear they weren't going to run out anytime soon.
Two weeks ago on Thursday night, I went to see Transformers. Last week on Thursday, I saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It seemed appropriate that I go to see another movie in the theaters this week.
There are actually several movies this summer that I want to see, but only two that I had to see as soon as I could. I have seen both of those within days of their release. Those were the only two I was willing to pay $7 to see. The others... I wasn't as interested in paying that high price.
Wednesday, I wrote about the problems I had with the mower.
I just wanted to say that the problems have been fixed.
I talked to a co-worker who knows more about engines than I do, and he thought perhaps the problem was the carburetor, and he suggested it needed cleaning. I looked online for my mower, and I saw two suggestions. First, a carburetor cleaning spray might fix the problem. If that doesn't work, then I would have to have the carburetor cleaned and rebuilt.
Another Friday the 13th has hit today.
You know, I really need to get a hockey mask and a fake machete for the next time this rolls around. It would be fun to walk into the office with those on (since my first name is Jason, although my last name isn't Vorhees, Jason Vorhees, of course, being the villain in the Friday the 13th movies).
Ah, a moment I have been waiting nearly a year and a half has finally arrived. The fifth Harry Potter movie arrived in theaters, and Gayle and I went to see it today. This is my second movie in the theaters in eight days, or my second movie at a theater this year, which ever you prefer.
I pulled my mower out of the garage, and get all ready to mow our yard. The yard has never been as nice as I would like, and to be honest, most of what I am mowing is weeds rather than grass, but it looks kinda shaggy, so it needs to be done.
Unfortunately, it wasn't done tonight. After priming the gas, I got the mower to start up on the second pull. But after about 3 seconds, it died on me. Pulling the cord multiple times got me nowhere. So I primed five times rather than three. This time, it ran for about five seconds before quitting. It was rather frustrating.
It's fair time once again.
At least, it is in Hancock County.
Yes, time for the annual Hancock County 4-H Fair. Gayle and I went up and wandered around the fair this evening.
A short while ago, I got back from watching "Transformers."
Before I go any farther, I should point out that I was a huge fan of Transformers as a kid, and I loved the animated movie from 1986.
Happy Declaration of Independence Day. I already talked a couple of days ago about the real Independence Day, so I figured since we were celebrating the wrong day in the United States, then we should change the name.
This is the day that the Declaration of Independence, explaining why the 13 colonies were separating from England, was approved. That document is one of the two most important documents in U.S. history, probably second only to the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Fourth of July.