Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

 

 

“It is Friday Twiggy. Time to ruckus.”

Another Friday and a very busy week. After several days of concerted activity, all the boxes have been unpacked and homes found for the contents. Maybe the homes won’t be permanent but at least the stuff is stashed somewhere. I am very happy to have both cars in the garage. Now, don’t ask me where to find something?

Moving is up there with the big life changes that are stressful. We seem to be over the worst part. There’s still the refrigerator, Washer, dryer, living room, dining room, office, and three bedrooms to be delivered. The good news is we are no longer on an air mattress. The box springs and mattress are on the floor. The actual bed looks about six weeks off.

Still and all it feels like home. Today’s JohnKu talks about what makes a home. I hope you have a beautiful weekend

Home by John W. Howell Β© 2019

It is not the place,

Nor is it the good weather. .Β .

Home is where love lives.

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  1. What a perfect JohnKu! Wishing you, the Producer and the girls years of happiness in your new home, John. ❀

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    1. Thank you, Jill. A beautiful wish. 😊

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  2. Great poem. Hope that bed shows up earlier than expected. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Ha ha ha. It was the first thing ordered and may be the last to arrive.

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      1. That seems to be how it always goes.

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  3. Some of your furnishings may be slow in coming but it looks like it’s all going to be in good shape when it arrives. Good poem, John. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. 😁

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  4. What I’m going to be living myself in less than two months! Mind you my new house is 375 steps away from this one but I still have to procure new appliances as mine stay with the house.
    I’ll keep your haiku at hand to remind me as I am going through my stuff…
    Happy Friday!

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    1. You will need the spirit of love to carry the day. Moving is a challenge. ❀️

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      1. Don’t I know it. It’s not even here yet and my head is filled with stuff! Thanks for the loving words. ❀

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  5. Happy to hear it is already home for you!

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    1. As I said when my wife found the house and wanted me to go see it. (I only saw it when we moved in) “Where ever you are is home. If you’re happy with it, I’m happy with it.” 😊

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  6. Bloody brilliant, John.
    Just bloody brilliant.

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    1. Thank you, Hook. 😊

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  7. This was a very moving haiku, Boss.

    Literally, figuratively, spiritually, emotionally . . . and any other -ly you can come up with. That too . . .

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  8. A perfect JohnKu! The finish line is in sight……

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  9. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Wonderful, John. I couldn’t agree more — Home is where love lives. It can be anywhere and at any time. Congratulations on your new abode. πŸ™‚

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  10. Glad it’s coming together, John – slowly, but surely. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. Happy Friday to you as well.

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  11. Sounds like you’re making progress.

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    1. For sure. Thanks, Craig

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  12. Your John-Ku has the perfect sentiment. Love it.

    Hoping the rest of your things are delivered soon. The boxes are the worst part, so at least that’s done.

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    1. I agree. Happy weekend, Staci

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  13. Thank JohnKu melts my heart.
    Glad everyone is settling in and adjusting, John. Happy Friday and Happy weekend!

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    1. And to you Mae.

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  14. What a wonderful and true haiku. What’s important is that you’re there — the “stuff” can arrive as it will.

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    1. The fridge could hurry a little. Thanks, Linda.

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  15. The best definition of home comes from Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost

    β€˜Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
    They have to take you in.’

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  16. So very true, my friend, for both people and pets. The ‘stuff’ is nice for creature-comfort, but the heart is crucial for warmth!

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    1. Well said, Debbie.

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  17. That’s so true, John. I’m glad you guys are settling in. I hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. You as well, Dan

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  18. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    Being in ones own bed is the best feeling. You’re right though it is where love is.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  19. You are through the worst of it, John. Moving sure is stressful. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Yes it is. I hope this is the last time.

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  20. “Home is where love lives.” Awww. Ain’t it the truth! πŸ’•

    Have fun settling in, John.

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    1. Thanks, Kenin. almost there.

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  21. A purely beautiful Johnku, my friend. Perfect.
    I hope it’s been a fabulous Friday. Mega hugs.

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    1. You as well, Teagan. Thank you

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  22. Lovely John-ku and so true. Moving is very stressful. I’m glad the worst is behind you and you’re settling in. Wishing you and your loved ones many fun and happy years in your new home. ❀

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  23. Yes, home is where love is. An air mattress is not love, but a mattress and box spring is. πŸ™‚ Here’s to many years ahead filled with love in your new home, John.

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    1. Thank you. I hope so.

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      1. πŸ˜€

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  24. Well, that Johnku is perfect! So perfect you should print it out and frame it, give it a place of honor in your new home. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Marie.

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  25. Well-said, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  26. That’s what we’re telling our children as they see me packing up, throwing out, and donating stuff with the intent to be out of our home which has been home for all their lives and then some.

    Besides, all the familiar stuff will be in the new house, and we’re taking the memories we made in this house with us.

    We’re just starting to price movers. Can you say sticker shock? Man! About the time you get the rest of your stuff, we should be moving…fingers crossed!

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