HYSTERICAL OVER HARRY

Happy Birthday, Jene’!

Jene’ paced (giddily skipped… is more like it) to the front door five times this morning to check if her copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix had been delivered. At 1:24 p.m. (CDT), however, she was still waiting. I was sitting at my computer when I heard her shout from her room. She shouted much like a six year old who runs to the Christmas tree and sees his first bike wrapped with a ribbon exuberantly shouts. “I hear a truck! I hear a truck!” she squealed. She ran downstairs and threw open the door and met Mr. FedEx with open arms. Mr. FedEx explained that he had delivered 200 copies already and had about 20 left on his schedule for the day. Jene’ thanked him and skipped back into the house. She giggled excitedly and ripped open the package and held the book up in triumph. Harry Potter is in the house.

My copy of the fifth installment of J. K. Rowling’s boy wizard series supposedly arrived at 1:39 p.m., according to my tracking number (I chose USPS because I pre-ordered the book several weeks ago to save money). We had just left for Jene’s birthday lunch at the Panda Garden. The orange notice left with the rest of the mail stated that my copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is now being held hostage at the post office until 6:00 a.m. Monday. This means that I will not be able to get the book until after work (if I hurry and get there before 5) or until Tuesday, when I’m not working. UGH.

Jene’ started reading about an hour ago and is on page 119 out of approx. 870. If I know Jene’, she will sleep very little tonight and probably finish the book before church tomorrow. This could be a bonus, because I could read a little tomorrow afternoon…

Ah, the joys of reading!

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