I couldn't make it through the first few chapters of The Hobbit. I guess I wasn't cut out for fantasy literature. So hopefully today I will find the time to start We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates. I've read a couple of her books and have enjoyed them.
In other news.... Jennifer's and Jim's water bill was too high. They couldn't, for the life of them, figure out why. Their house was checked for leaks. No leaks anywhere. One day, Jim stayed home sick from work and kept hearing the water running downstairs. This is what he found:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WofFb_eOxxA (You do need high-speed internet for this.)