Friday JohnKU – AKA TGIF


Happy Friday

This week was quite unusual. On Sunday night and half of Monday, we had monsoon rains. Our total accumulation for the twelve-hour period was over five inches. The quantity of rain caused a lot of flooding in Corpus Christi. We were lucky when the ponds overflowed their banks, only about six inches of water rose into the street.  None in the house. Of course, the repair that I had done for a leak in the garage will need to be redone. Still leaks. The contractor was very responsive and will redo the repair next week. Beyond that, the week was pretty standard. The pace was fast and the time went like the wind.

Today’s JohnKu talks about the unexpected. I hope you all have a great weekend.

Unexpected by John W. Howell © 2016

Things that are not planned,

Come in without a welcome…

Leave a mess behind.


  1. There are advantages to living almost 2000 feet above sea level.
    Having said that, I’ve just booked us on a holiday to Kerala, S India in October – after the worst of the monsoons, but not completely clear of them!

    1. I hope you take your umbrella. Sounds like an interesting destination. How did you pick that for holiday.

      1. When I worked in Dubai (1977-82) I had a staff of about thirty Indian nationals, most of whom were from Kerala. I’ve wanted to visit there ever since. I don’t do bucket lists, but if I did…

  2. Ha! Ain’t that the truth. Well said.
    That’s a whole lot of rain, John. Glad to hear there was no significant damage.
    It’s been raining more than not here for 3 weeks. Glimpses of the sun are rare. But it’s been keeping the temperature down, and that’s great.
    It’s my Friday to work, but TGIF just the same! Mega hugs.

    1. Aw. Sorry about the work, but at least there is Saturday just around the corner. I remember the heat in Washington. One July day I walked out of one loafer. It was stuck in the street on the soft asphalt. Had to laugh out loud. Hugs 🙂

      1. LOL. That happened to me many a time way back in Georgia.

      2. Yes! Georgia is another place for loafer stick.

  3. Good one, John! I’m happy to hear you didn’t have any damage. We’ve had rain all week…makes for miserable commutes to the office. Happy Friday!

    1. Yes it does. I remember driving in California and I would literally have to stop since I couldn’t see. All the best, and have a great weekend.

  4. That’s one way to start the week. I vaguely remember those types of rains in Florida. Pretty to watch from inside, but a nightmare to be out in. Glad to hear you avoided flooding.

    1. Yes. me too. Others weren’t so fortunate. 🙂

  5. For goodness sake send some of that rain our way. The monsoon is supposed to reach Pune, India, between June 10th and 12th. It better because we’re told in the newspaper that only two months water supply remains in the reservoirs. The heat here is in the 100’s F. In Delhi, up north, last week it went to 111 degrees F. Here it was a couple degrees cooler. The air feels like you could wring water from it. Good piece, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Thanks Suzanne. Wow! Before I complain about high 80’s and 75% humid I’m going to think of you. I hope you get the rain you need. We have been on water restrictions for about a year, so I know what it means to rely on rain. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  6. Good to hear the rain didn’t do much damage, other than the callback to the contractor. We have had the strangest spring here in Ontario. Mother Nature had had a difficult time deciding what season it is! It appears she is gifting us a stellar weekend! Warmer temperatures & lots of sunshine which means bike rides, gardening & wine on the patio!😄

    1. OOOO! Lynn. Wine on the patio. Great thought. Thanks. 😀

  7. That was a lot of rain, John. Sorry to hear about the recurring leak Hope your contractor will finally fix it.
    We had rain, too, but of the beneficial kind. 🙂
    Have a great weekend,

    1. I trust that he will. This ton is too small for poor workmanship.

  8. Pleased to hear that you survived the monsoon rains John. Have a good weekend.

    1. Thanks, Guy. You as well.

  9. Exactly. I realized this has been said in many ways and many times: Expect the unexpected.
    Glad the rain did not drown you all. Happy weekend. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Tess. Happy weekend to you.

  10. John, wow…that’s a lot of rain. Glad you were not flooded out! And there was minor damage. We’ve had May gray in SoCal, and could use some rain. Have a rest weekend! 💛 Elizabeth

    1. Have a restful weekend! 💛

      1. You as well. 🙂

    2. Thanks, Elizabeth. Have a good weekend.

  11. We, too, have had LOTS of rain (and our forecasters are “blaming” it on Texas!). Funny how we’ve come so far in many things, yet we still can’t redistribute water where it’s needed. Here’s hoping for a sunny weekend to dry out, John!

    1. If it rains it pours. Can’t we get a little moderation? Have a great weekend.

  12. We got about nine inches in our neighborhood but no flooding as we are a block from the bluff. My rain barrels and buckets are full but I am ready to dry out. The sun looks good today. I am glad you came through safely, TGIF to you! Cheers!

    1. Thanks. We had some more yesterday and last night. My patch of lawn looks great.

  13. Bee Halton · ·

    So true your JohnKu 🙂

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