Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF



Another work week down. This one was quite chilly. We had temps in the 80’s on Monday. By Wednesday we were in the 30’s, and the schools were closed due to sleet. I think I have said we are not built for this kind of weather. Today is supposed to rain with a high in the fifties. We can use the rain so no complaints here.

The week saw a continuance of editing The Contract with Gwen Plano. We are so fortunate to have some outstanding Beta readers. They have given us meaningful input, and we are sure the story will be better as a result.

Today’s JohnKu talks about the weather. I hope you have a super weekend

The Weather by John W. Howell © 2018

The forecast is rain,

Then snow, sleet, below zero . . .

Can’t they choose just one?


  1. They called for a dusting and we got 4 inches of snow. Temps are heading into the 60’s for weekend, so I’m happy. Happy Friday, John!

    1. Thank you, Jill. We are getting the same rise in temperature. Have a good weekend too.

  2. And it isn’t even March yet. Happy climate change. 😦 Have a great weekend, John. I love the quote up top. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Yes, happy weekend to you as well. 🙂

  3. Thank John. Glad to hear the book is coming along.
    Your weather is warmer, but we’re a little chilly here at 47 *F

    1. We are expected to reach 50 today. Have a nice weekend, GP. Defrost the palms

  4. I ask that final question at least a dozen times the last few winters. Hope things warm up for you guys soon.

    1. Eventually. Thanks, Charles.

  5. And we’ve finally seen above freezing for a few days, back to snow on Sunday. Sigh. Season of everyone getting sick…oh joy. Happy weekend, Butch. Stay safe ♡

    1. Stay well, Audrey. Thanks 😀

  6. That a cold spell it has been that so much of the country has encountered. I’m tired of it! … so yes, bring on the rain!!!!

    1. Yes. Raining now. Temp supposed to hit 50 today.

      1. … and if it wasn’t for Obama, temps would be higher, humidity would be comfortable, and it wouldn’t be raining.

      2. Ain’t it the truth?

      3. Not a question mark, but an explanation point!

  7. Ah! The vagaries of living on the coast… If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute! 😉

    1. That is for sure, Jan. Hope your tank got refilled.

  8. Today is the first day we’re supposed to be above freezing – schools have been out for a week. Happy Friday, John!

    1. Wow. Seems strange to welcome above freezing doesn’t it. 😀

  9. Crazy weather we’ve been having. Keep the girls (and yourself) dry and toasty!

    1. Thank you, Staci. IT HAS BEEN CRAZY. Whoa, was that my outside voice?

  10. Superb!

    Boss, you ever read Jane Hirshfield?

    1. I have, pilgrim. I was particularly taken by her sparseness of words to convey feelings. Letting the reader make up most of the story is a lesson in her work. I do the same with my books. In fact, most of the critical comments I receive are about the descriptions of the characters. You see there aren’t any. I want the reader to envision the character in their own way and become integrated in the story. The best compliments I get are along the lines of me telling the reader’s story. I just love that. My last book has the effect of pulling memories and getting reader buy into the point that at the end the reader feels the experience. You know, laughs, cries, anger etc. Thanks for asking Marc.

      1. So true! Well said.

  11. Be grateful you’re not in Canada! I’d kill for your temperatures. Glad to hear that work on your jointly authored book with Gwen is coming along nicely.

    1. I am grateful except for the fact that I can’t have a genuine Molsons.

  12. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    It is strange weather we have all been having. We are finally getting the cold and need some snow…but wont complain about the springlike weather we have had. Happy Friday:)

    1. You Sierra folk need the snow for sure,

      1. D.L Finn, Author · ·

        We do!

  13. Yesterday we had the highest waves in the world in Tofino, British Columbia. I love storm watching, but it can be intimidating!

    1. Yes, you need to stand back. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Gwen Plano · ·

    Perfect JohnKu for this season. Our temps in Branson are finally inching closer to 50 and the snow is beginning to melt. Having grown up on the California desert, I shiver at 70 degrees. 😀

    1. I can feel your pain. We get used to the 80’s and anything else is torture.

  15. No snow last winter but ‘Mother’ made up for it this year! We’re getting your rain over the weekend! Hope you like this scintillating comment to ‘JohnKU’!

    1. I alway enjoy your comments, Billy Ray.

  16. Ha, ha! Loved this JohnKu. The weather is a mash-up here too and so frustrating. Your dip from 80 degrees to 30 in a few days should be some kind of record. Happy Friday. John!

    1. Yeah. I wonder. The weather guy keeps posting how many degrees different we are from the previous day. Shocking numbers.

      1. Understatement. Thanks Mae.

  17. Horsefeathers, John. That’s simply atrocious weather for a place that’s supposed to be warm sandy beaches. “Can’t they choose just one,” indeed. I hope you and Molly have a pair of electric throws. Totally cozy with a mug of mulled wine. TGIF hugs!

    1. Sounds like heaven, Teagan. 😀

  18. Isn’t that the truth? But take heart, John. At least your cold weather won’t linger. We’re supposed to hit 50 by this weekend — a regular heat wave!

    1. We are supposed to steady climb to 70 on Sunday. Thanks, Debbie.

  19. Looking forward to warmer weather as I think we have had enough winter!!! Have a good weekend!

    1. Me too, Jo. Thanks

  20. Lol! It’s Texas. The weather can change on a whim. Enjoy your weekend.

    1. Don’t we know it. What a whim. Stay warm.

  21. School snow days here (gotta be really bad for that) and then temps in the 50’s. Crazy.

    1. It looks like it is going to be a wild winter for sure. Stay warm.

      1. And we still have months to go!

      2. Our spring starts in February. Can’t wait.

      3. Now I’m really depressed. It starts in late March up here. Note the word “late”.

      4. There’s always a bright side. No air conditioning in the summer! 😀

      5. But that furnace eats more money than AC

      6. Ah! Good point.

  22. Crazy weather, John. Stay warm, and have a good weekend! 🙂

    1. You as well, Lauren

  23. NY hit 50 also–how often does NY and Texas have the same weather? The ups and downs of weather all over the world are a sure sign that the earth is going through it’s cyclic pattern usually every 10, 000 years, so I think we are in for a long time of catastrophic weather events.

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