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Monday, July 23, 2007

23 July 2007, Well, how many have given up their blogs this weekend to start and finish their Harry Potter and the Hallows of Death? I am not one of them. I "pre-order" my copy several months ago on Amazon. However though, my card expired this month too, and I didn't update my account soon enough that when it tried to make the transaction, it failed. So, I had to order it again, rather than go into one of the stores. It should be here today. We did manage to watch The Order of the Phoenix last night. I am disappointed in the fact that they have to skim so much of the storyline and leave so much more out just to make time restraints. I know they filmed more and yet they never add that additional footage into the DVD release either. Mrs. Dub left the movie last night asking a lot of questions because she hasn't read books 5 or 6.
We have been very busy during this set of days off, we now have two new baby goats, the girl, named 'Alice' and the boy named 'Jasper'. Two characters from the book series "The Twilight", I believe. I managed to finish the knock-down texture in Miss Dub's bathroom and have the floor ready for tile. We should be able to put on a couple coats of paint today. A side project that Mrs. Dub had me doing was turning the linen closest in the hallway into a DVD library. We put the final coat of paint on it yesterday and should be able to put the movies in their new home today.
We've managed several other projects too over this set of days off. Last night we took the time off to go see the movie, and today we are headed to the Cowboy Hall of Fame here in Oklahoma City. There are several new exhibits as this is the 100th birthday of actor John Wayne as well as the centennial of Oklahoma.
Well, better go for now, big day, be safe and have a great day.

18 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

let's see, a post on the 18th, then a post on the 23rd? what have you done with dub??? where are you hiding him and what is he doing? don't make me drive up there and look either...

smiles, bee

Whirlwind said...

Yup - I preordered it last week and received it on Saturday. Unfortunately I couldn't start it until Saturday night but I finished last night around midnight.

Bond said...

busy busy busy.... but sounds like you are all happy and that is all that matters...

Bobby Griffin said...

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Desert Songbird said...

Sounds like you were a bit disappointed in the Harry Potter 5 movie as was I. I thought I was the only one. I know they had to make the movie fit into a reasonable time frame, but I couldn't believe how much they cut out of the book. Sheesh.

I just finished Deathly Hallows. All I can say is I hope you get your copy soon! You'll really, really enjoy it.

Sarge Charlie said...

hi dub, glad to hear from you

Linda said...

I haven't read the HP series but Amanda is right smack in the middle of the Potter-mania so finished her copy that I got at Wal-Mart the night it came out by the very next afternoon.

Sounds like you're slowly chipping away at that "honey do" list. Good for you and the Mrs.!

Linda said...

I'm back! I left you an award over on my blog and hope you'll be able to come by and collect it!

Lois Grebowski said...

Hope Miss Dub will be enjoying her new "primping palace" soon!

mcewen said...

Here from Linda [are we there yet]
We used to have a cat called Jasper, it's one of my favourites.
Cheers

chtrbx said...

Just popped in to see what was going on...now back to H.P.>>>>>

Wade Huntsinger said...

Harry who???? I have one question. Where is Mrs Dub gonna put the linen? Glad to hear you had a good set of days off.

MrsDub said...

I'm sure I will need a new linen closet now! I'm planning to blog today about all of the wonderful things SgtDub and MissDub accomplished while I was at work yesterday. BIG SMILE!!!!!!

Mel's Mom said...

While you've obviously been VERY busy, glad to see you taking some time out.

Odat said...

just dropped in to say hi..haven't seen ya in a while! Hope all is well...
Peace

Travis said...

Well that's a full week!

I finished the book pretty quick last weekend. I know what you mean about some of the things missing from OOTP, but in general I really liked the movie. I want to see it again this weekend.

Cheers Dub!

Amazing Gracie said...

Boy, oh boy! You're a busy bee but at least you're not dodging incoming!!!
Sounds like things are settling in to a normal life. That's good!
~~~Blessings~~~

Bobby Griffin said...

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