So now, of course, I wonder. I hadn't really pictured Arabella Figg for a squib, but of course, they're still part of the magical world, so who knows. Mundungus Fletcher of course, I always knew was a schlub. Poor Harry. I understand how cut off he feels.
No shock about Petunia. The fact that she was envious of Lily means she'd have wanted to learn everything she could while Lily was around. I imagine her habit of ignorance and evasion came only after Lily moved out.
On the other hand, I can't imagine who sent the Howler and had a voice Harry wouldn't recognize.
*sigh* Waiting for Chapter 3.