Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Tonight Jennifer and I watched the third movie in the Harry Potter series. I’ve been pretty down on the series so far, but this one was by far the best one. Unlike the first two movies, they established a plot early on in the movie: a person has escaped from prison and is tracking down Harry. In the first two movies Harry just wanders around and uncovers problems. The only problem I have is that they talk about things in the movie that are hard to understand unless you’ve read the books. There are a lot of holes, but fortunately, I have Jennifer there to fill in the gaps.

Crazy Neighbor Update

One of the questions I get most often lately is, “What ever happened to your crazy neighbor?” Well, right before we went on our Texas Trip at the end May, a rental moving van appeared at his house. He moved away and we haven’t heard from him since. Jennifer has been checking to see if his house has sold and it hasn’t, but we still haven’t seen him.

We had a hearing next week in front of a judge about a restraining order we had petitioned to have against him. But, since we had’t seen him in about eight weeks, we figured there was no way the judge was going to go through with the restraining order. So, we canceled it.

My car is now fixed. We had to pay our $500 deductible, but our State Farm agent says that we may get that back if they end up suing him for the money. I never posted any pictures of the damage, so I thought I would post one showing the damage to the back of my car. You can also see the wine poured on the car as well.

So, it’s pretty much over and done with. Once his house sells, there will be no way he can even get into our neighborhood. We hope every day that his house sells soon.

Borrowed Camera

Ever since Abby was a baby, Jennifer has always loved having the girls’ portraits taken by a professional photographer. Her favorite ones have been themed portraits, but since we’ve moved to Orlando it’s been hard to find a photographer that does those sorts of portraits. She did find one recently, but she’s almost an hour’s drive away. This gave Jennifer the idea of why not learn photography and start earning some money. To that end I borrowed a Cannon D20 digital SLR camera from work and she’s spent the last two days practicing and figuring out all the different settings on the camera.

Today Jennifer and the girls went over to a friend’s house to swim. Jennifer took the camera and started taking pictures of the girls, two of which are in this entry. I think they are pretty good.

I spent most of the day re-doing Frenchville. Hope you like the new look.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Since Jennifer just finished reading all the Harry Potter books, we’ve been watching all the movies. Tonight we watched the second of the Harry Potter movies, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I haven’t really been enjoying the movies. Both the first and second moves don’t seem to have very good plots. Just a bunch of Harry Potter wandering around not knowing what is going on and slowly figuring it out while I’m falling asleep on the couch.

New Frenchville Look

I’ve updated Frenchville to a new look. I like it and think it’s a lot less busy. Most of the old features are still there. I removed the Google Ads, because they were getting very annoying. I’ve added “Movie Shelf” which is reviews of movies that we’ve seen. Hope you like the new design and, yes, that picture at the top is one of ours. It’s from our fourth of July visit to the Sanford fireworks show back in 2004.