What will J.K. Rowling's Next Book Be About?
|A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.||
|The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.||
|Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen||
|I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.||
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I believe that the repair will be made to Won’s teeth and paid for. What they will fight and call cosmetic is the kind of repair that Won will insist be done. So the insurance will expect him to pay the additional fee to get his repair done the way it should. This is terrible but it is the way things work. Think of it as my glasses. Medicare paid for a new pair after I Had the cateracks taken off both eyes. What they did not pay for was unline bifocals, oh the kind of lens that turn dark when you are in the sun, and the type of frames I wanted. All of this was considered cosmetic and I had to pay the difference. The difference is it will be a lot of $$$$ that Won will have to pay.
There has been storms this morning and during the night. No damage done here. I did go to the stores between storms. I decided to get cleaning supplies since I was about out. It cost a lot of money to keep things clean. Lol I also got groceries. I stopped to see how much tires would cost me. Going to take a few months to save up to get new ones. They tried to give me estimate on different kind of tires. I told them no. There was a reason the DS put these kinds of tires on so I did not think trying to go a cheaper route would be the thing to try.
Daughter’s Sports Day went ahead, despite heavy rain overnight, and a cool temperature and a howling gale today. She ran well in her race. She looks so tiny and fragile compared to her classmates, but what she lacks in physical strength, she more than makes up in determination. She came 7th out of 9. She was almost 6th, she was in a bit of a sprint finish that the other girl just won! She enjoyed it and was happy.
I am very impressed with my phone suppliers Customer Service. I rang up this morning to report my damaged phone and arrange a replacement. I fully expected to have to parcel it up and send it back, AND wait a few days for another to be sent out, but, without a single quibble, my new one will arrive tomorrow, and I do a straight swap with the delivery guy.
We complain very easily……I know how rare letters of praise are where I work. I think I might just write to acknowledge how good the service has been.
Lady Hawke: one visit for doctor to decide to do surgeries(Fri), first eye done on a Tuesday. Visit next day to check eye.
Next eye done two days later. Next day visit (Sat.) to check eye. Then visits at one and six months. I had no problems
at all and do not require glasses other than 150 reading glasses.
Just right for my next camping trip
Lady Hawk the preop visit is mainly to determine the correct power for the implant. The next day is to check the position of the implant and check for internal bleeding, The next week check is to check the swelling inside and to check the surrounding tissue. At 6 weeks the swelling should be down and the dr. can give you a Rx for glasses or reading glasses. The dr. will wait to make sure the first eye has healed before doing the other eye, usually. That is the way the Opthaltomolgist I have work for opperate.
We are glad the doctor is being so scrupulous but we are doing a lot more driving back and forth than anyone else I have known. We definitely don’t want to take chances with her vision. Reading is really her only source of entertainment. She is not a fan of television.
Ironsos I doubt that vehicle would be able to drive safely around my village! It would probably have to reverse down the main street to get out, just like the supersize refuse lorry on a Monday.
HP “Potter for President” has most of us foxed so I was mulling it over and this is my best guess. We know that Jo was writing PS/SS quite often in cafés with Jessica asleep in her pram. If they played BBC radio quietly in the background and she was writing during the run up to a Presidential election she might possibly have heard references to the political to-and-fro vaguely in the background. I could just imagine her sense of humour wrapping itself around the alliteration of the phase. I’m not a political animal so I don’t know where to look to see if a viable time slot was around. I only know that constant chatter on the news during US election year even gets through to me.
Lady Hawke and Ironsos I need to get my eyes checked. I think my cataracts may be getting closer to surgery, not quite there yet, but noticeably closer than last year. I do find it interesting that the different doctors have such different approaches. ;)
Ironsos was the timing of your surgeries “normal” for that doctor, or were your eyes just so bad that it was felt you could not wait the six weeks? ;)
Won please check in so we know you are still breathing. I understand if you do not feel up to typing a lengthy message, just a lurk would be sufficient. ;)
There was a US presidential election in 1996 but the chatter would have been very loud as early by 1995. JKR finished SS/PS in 1995 so it is possible you are correct, that her brain had been infiltrated by US political ramblings. I think we in the US are unaware of how much you are aware of what is going on here as much as you are sometimes surprised at the interest we have in what is going on there.
My aunt passed away during the night. We are waiting to hear about the arrangements. Please, may this be the last funeral or terribly sick person for a bit. We are worn out and burned out.
Lady Hawke I was hoping that someone with more energy and drive than I have would be able to ferret out some relevant data:) I really couldn’t think of any other reason for using president because there is no such position in the magical world.
I am sorry that you have yet another emotional event to bear this year, but I am pleased that your aunt’s sufferings are at an end. Healing energy coming your way.
I find it interesting in such a quintessentially British book we may have a hint of American infiltration. JKR was very specific in not wanting to have any American students at Hogwarts. So, it is notable she may have breached her own UK/US barrier.
Lady Hawke: Sorry to hear of your Aunt’s passing.
Deanie: I it was a matter of the Doctor saying that I met his criteria for removal and he had the dates available.
He said one eye was bad and the other was just at the stage to be removed. He mentioned that some Doctor’s
he knew routinely waited 3 days to a week between surgeries. He liked to wait two to three weeks but since he
was going on a medical mission to Central America soon he would do both in the short span of time if I wanted.
and there were no complications whatsoever with the first eye.
Thank you for any healing energy you may have to spare and I would appreciate you directing some at my mother as well.
I just received a call from the executor of my cousin’s estate. The will begins probate in court on Monday. He needs an affidavit signed by my mother verifying there are no blood relatives other than herself left in my cousin’s mother’s generation. So, if we are there on Monday for the funeral she can sign the affidavit for him then.
Was reading last night and found myself wondering why Hogwarts needed a hundred roast turkeys. Do we know how many students Hogwarts has?? I doubt even with teenage boys there are enough mouths to need a hundred roast turkeys unless they are really small ones.
Also, I still find it a shame that Harry had no grandparents left on either side. Life would have been so much better for him even if he could have gone to Lily’s parents rather than sister.
LH Sorry to hear about your aunt.
KOREY, I noticed the turkey thing too. Since we figure there are about 10 students a year per house that would be about 280 student, roughly under 300. Then, you take into account it is Christmas Dinner and many student have gone home, I thought a hundred turkeys was far too many. In a later book there are so few students there at Christmas both staff and students sit at the same table.
All my grandparents were dead by the fall I was 11. The last one died in August before I would have been on the train to Hogwarts in September.
New phone arrived this morning. All seems good, and I have been having a lot of fun!
Lady Hawke, you know I am thinking of you. I send my love to all of you, and hope this is the last sadness for a long long while.
Hello everyone… Well, as the saying goes, “When it rains it pours”. In the last week & a half I have gotten 3 skull fractures, lost 9 teeth, had my car destroyed, and now got hit by a tornado! Yep, it finally happened yesterday at 3:45 pm. An F-1 rain wrapped tornado tore through my neighborhood. Fortunately, my house was not damaged. I have lost several of my best shade trees, & sadly one of them landed squarely on top of the out building that houses my generator and squashed it. Sooooooooo, for roughly the last 25 hours I have been without power. I really do not want to throw out all my frozen/ perishable foods. I may not get the choice. I bought 3, 16 lb bags of ice earlier and packed em in my freezers. I really hope the power comes back on soon. I am in Panera right now on my laptop. I will let you all know how things go as I am able. Ta-ta for now!
LH so sorry to hear of your loss! Sending good thoughts your way…
Oh my Lord Won, you have been put through it. Thank goodness your house is ok. And you weren’t injured any more. I am sending lots of hugs. Stay safe from now on! xx
Oh, WON, I have no words.
ANNWYL, that is great the phone showed up so quickly. Glad you are enjoying it.
Won_Two This scenario would make a disaster movie! Know any good scriptwriters? It might be one way of recouping your losses.
korey 1979 I don’t know the technical terms but the story that Jo was writing had Harry in the role of hero and heroes have to win their battles alone. Living with the Dursley for ten years built him into the person he was, a survivor. Living as a muggle meant that he had no ego, never having heard the legend of “the boy who lived”. He lost his godfather and finally Dumbledore. On merit he earned friendship and respect at school, won his fight against evil alongside others and went on to sort out the Ministry with a little help from his friends. Best of all he found the love of a good woman. Oh, and he was quite well off. Not a bad life really.
I made my 6:09 PM post on my phone. I seems my phone is incapable of typing plurals. Everything came out student and not students.
Popping in for a quick catch up here – been out and about a lot over the past several days.
Won, oh my goodness! Talk about a freak accident! So, sorry that happened to you. I hope you get to feeling better soon.
Lady Hawke, I’m sorry for your losses. I know it’s hard losing many close family members one-by-one – been there.
So far, I’ve only read up until Diagon Alley, but I plan to get more reading done soon. The Potter for President thing does seem odd. Does the UK version say the same thing? However, the banner was designed by Dean Thomas who grew up in the Muggle world and would have had a lot of Muggle influence.
Won -a tornado?
Please take care.
LadyHawke – I lost count on the funerals for your family. There is saying that they come in threes. It happened to our family too. It felt that I kept reporting illness and death here.
Lady Hawke sending prayers and good energy to you and yours.
Won OMG, please heal quickly, glad your house is ok, hope the power does come on soon and you save the food. I think you need a Protego !!!
I just had my lst “real” cigarette today, I brought one of the e-cig get ups and plan on gradually tapering the strength of the fluid one uses in them down to 0 nicotene. Any energy sent to help me along would be shiney. Thanks