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Sunday, 30 October 2016
Rain prevented any more Halloween preparations.
I hope some rainy day to write about why her books are so special to me and to share a few passages. Here is just a taste:
I actually read two books today, because in the evening I had time for the quick amusing reading of George Takei’s Oh Myyyy.
Monday, 31 October 2016
I had a small garden project to do before stringing cobwebs: the planting of 10 ‘Blauer Heinz’ boxwoods.
Next, the stringing of the cobwebs…
Allan had a crisis with the skull lights.
He’d been going to add some new purple lights to a vertical post. I had the brilliant idea to strong them along the Corridor of Spooky Plants, on both sides. (This turned out well, as you will see tomorrow.)
Torrential rain followed, creating much worry over whether or not the trick or treaters would turn out, and if they did, would their costumes be hidden under rain gear?
The rain dwindled by 5 PM. It had slowed down the beginning of Halloween eve excitement, though, because we usually get a few trick or treaters soon after four.
Tomorrow: Halloween evening
1995 (age 71):
Oct 30: 1st HARD FROST! Most of the dahlias are black. It’s more good luck than good management that I brought all the begonias and fuchsias inside in the shop yesterday. Now I get to dig all the dahlias. Lucky me.
I dug all the raspberry plants and heeled them in the “tomato area”. When I rake area it will be ready for Robert and me to put up the new metal posts. Had a long visit with MaryAnne Wilson.
Oct 31: Spent afternoon in shop. It was cold in there. I turned heat on low. I picked up all the loose train stuff and boxed it. [My dad collected toy trains; my uncle was a well known toy train collector and seller and my dad dabbled in it.] Then I cut back and cleaned begonia bulbs and canna etc. I washed out the pots etc. Tomorrow I hope to dig frozen dahlias plants.
1997 (age 73):
Oct 30: 12:00-4:30 Planted the rest of the mail order plants (altho I called Park Seed and another order is on the way). Also got some of my seedlings planted. While planting I cut back perennials etc and cleaned up the beds. Today I planted in UDW [Upper Driveway], Tam and PRFB.
Oct 31: It was a beautiful sunny day when I woke up at 10:00 (after not going to sleep until after 4:00 AM). I got a late start and only worked a couple of hours planting my seedlings because it started raining so hard I quit and came in. NBA season starts tonight.
1998 (age 74):
Oct 30: 10:30-3:30 I can’t believe I woke up at 7:30 and stayed wide awake! I turned off the garden faucets and wrapped the shop faucet. I finished planting the tulips and narcissus. There’s only 100 alliums to plant (plus the ones set aside for containers). I did some cutting back of perennials but not many have frozen yet.