INVITATION: Harbingers, Cycle One, Book Two

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

This week I read Book Two: The Haunted, by Frank Peretti.

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read any further unless you want to know how the story goes.

Are you sure?

You’re still reading.

I’m giving you enough screen scrolling to avoid it.

Okay, you’re still here.

All right, folks. Strap yourselves in. This one is a wild ride.

Okay, for starters, can I just say I love a book that stays with you even when you’re not reading it. I’m not talking like, “Oh, yeah. It’s on the coffee table.” or “Of course. It’s in … read the rest. . .

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My Housing Project: Pulling Up Roots

[NOTE: You can find links to all My Housing Project posts here.]

When the Fruitless Mulberry was cut down a year ago, the remaining roots started to wither and unlevel the underground. So as I worked on pulling up the Mock Orange root ball, Dot sat in the shade and began to pull up roots.

It’s exciting to find actual soil mixing up as well; that will make planting next year so much easier for both myself and the new plants.

As one led to another, she was careful to not dissect the largest root; but rather keep … read the rest. . .

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My Housing Project: Pulling Up the Root Ball

My biggest yard project to date has been digging up the old root ball for the Mock Orange Shrub in the Northwest corner of Bedford Manor. It was a lovely shrub when I moved in, but just not my style.

It was overgrown, and fast growing. We had this cut down to a dead stump before moving in, along with the line of Juniper bushes. Of course, because the last two winters have been wetter than typical for the desert, the moisture helped the Mock Orange to reflourish. Even without manual watering or feeding, it fought its way back. Unfortunately, … read the rest. . .

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My Housing Project: on Pinterest

I am so excited. So very excited!

I just discovered that Pergolas originated in Italy. Pergolas with their draping grapevines and tiny lights and patio dining and ambient music. Can’t you just feel the breeze wafting the aroma of a great Merlot in your direction?

And I just discovered that Italy actually has a desert. Deserto di Accona. An arid, white, sandy desert.

Do you have any idea what this means?

It is so very possible for me to combine my love of Italy with my reality of the desert, and make it work! Pergolas, herbs, rockscaping, cacti, skyrockets, and … read the rest. . .

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A New Page: My Housing Project

There’s a new page link on Frankly, My Dear…

My Housing Project

Since I have an abundance of home improvement projects on my list and a new penchant for photography, I thought what better way to combine the two than to track it here on my blog?

You’ll see plenty of How To’s, What Not To Do’s, and Mistakes That Will Be Made. But you’ll also see a lot of fun, and I hope, pick up some inspiration of your own.

When I have a Housing Project post, I’ll be sure to link it to the Page. So if you … read the rest. . .

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