Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

“It is a beautiful Friday morning, Little One.”
“What should we do today, Lucy?”
“The sky’s the limit, Little Potato. The absolute limit.”

 

Another Friday and just have to say time flies. This seems to be the big lament. I’m happy to report the washer, dryer, and refrigerator arrived and are installed. I’m pleased to say we will not have to eat salted game and fish anymore. Okay, maybe I exaggerate a little. We do have a fridge in the garage that has met our needs quite well. It just seems that everything you need is out there and everything you don’t need is in here. I think you get the picture. Also stumbling over two cars to get to a quart of milk is a little inconvenient.

We seem to be getting closer to more of the things we need. Once you have clean clothes and ice, there isn’t much else. Well, we still need a dining room table. Ours arrived with two broken legs. That meant going back and getting a new one. We are still not sure when it will come. The dining room chairs are a way off as well. We are fortunate to have a kitchen island where we can sit and eat. The island stools were some of the first things to arrive so we lucked out.

All in all, things are coming along. This week’s JohnKu talks about patience which is one thing we have learned to embrace. I hope you have a rewarding weekend.

Patience by John W. Howell © 2019

The harder we try,

The behinder we all get . . .

At least, so it seems.

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  1. Ah yes i spend my life behinderer than i would wish… very perceptive John

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    1. As Sachel Page once said, “Don’t look back. Something may be gaining on you.”

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      1. Oh, how true but a man in a cloak and lugging a scythe will have to go some to catch me and Dog…

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      2. I understand the new version of the Grim Reaper drives a turbo combine. Keep those running shoes handy.

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      3. Bu**er… still at least he’s not yet omnipresent just highly manoeuvrable

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      4. And fast…real fast

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      5. Devilish, isn’t he

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      6. Yes. What’s up with that?

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  2. What would a move be without something ending up gouged, broken, or both? I think you did well all in all. It should be a lot easier now. All the best, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Ice is a real treat. 😄

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  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    I’m forever amazed by how little I’ve accomplished one day to the next. Could it be that this awareness is a product of age? Patience comes more naturally at least. 🙂 Great Johnku!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Learning patience has been a valuable lession. Don’t know if it is age related but learning is there for sure. 😊

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  4. Hurray for appliances! Boo for broken furniture! Have a fun weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Charles. We have a bulldozer showing up this morning to take out some brush. That is always exciting.

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      1. Don’t worry. You have your great protectors to keep the metal beast honest.

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      2. They did too. They are finished and we all survived.

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      3. I think they earned extra treats. No, Twiggy hasn’t paid me to say that. *hides chew toy behind back*

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      4. Ha haha. Thanks for the laugh, Charles.

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  5. I’ve never been the most patient person, but I’m working on it. I’m happy to hear your house is slowly become your forever home, John. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I hope you have a suer weekend as well. 😊

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  6. Something showing up broken is to be expected – nothing on this green earth goes perfectly. But I think so far you’re ahead of the game!

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    1. I think so too, GP. We are very fortunate and thankful as well.

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  7. I remember thinking of that saying, several times along the road, John. You guys are not only starting out in a new town, but it seems you’ve changed everything but the blog URL. It’s good to see the pups taking it in stride. Nothing like a Friday to bring it all home. I hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. We are taking it one day at a time. As a couple of Type A’s we have leared some good lessons in patience. 😊

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  8. Happy Friday, John! When we lived in San Francisco, our apt was so small we didn’t have room for a table. We sat on the floor and ate off the coffee table. Of course, that was 30 years ago and our joints aren’t as young now as they were then 😉 Hope your table and chairs come sooner than you think! Have a great weekend❤️

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    1. Also love makes the situations better. Have a great weekend, Marie. ❤️

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  9. Sounds like you are making good progress, John. I feel your pain. We moved to Florida about 6 months ago and we’re still working on getting all of our furniture ordered and settled in the new house. It’s a journey to be sure. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Lori. It sure is. 😀

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  10. Sounds like it’s all coming together.

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    1. Slowly but surely.

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  11. One step forward and ten steps back is how I’ve lived my entire life, John.
    It’s not as bad as you’d think…

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    1. Ha haha. I’m glad to hear you say so, Hook. 😀

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  12. I feel like I’m always behinder. I might be the behindest of them all.

    Sorry about the inconveniences. I hope it’s all sorted out soon.

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    1. Just a matter of time. That is what we are learning.

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  13. You sound like a sailboat cruiser. When that was part of my life, clean clothes and ice pretty much summed up what was needed for a life of luxury! Happy weekend — don’t let anyone bulldoze your happiness!

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    1. They have been here and gone. Looks beautiful. Ice and clean clothes is it I think.

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  14. Yes, clean clothes and ice – what more do you need! You really have been roughing it! It will be worth it in the end. Cheers!

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    1. So true, Jo. Thank you

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  15. A stone dropped in water produces one kind of ripples. A move produces a different kind of ripples. And eventually things smooth out again. Happy Friday

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    1. So true, John. And if I may, let me add, a falling Mosler Safe makes the best ripples of all. 😁

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      1. Just don’t hurt your back getting it out over the water !

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      2. Airplane cargo door drop.

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  16. It’s a slow process but you are making progress. The dining room table arriving with broken legs would have probably flipped me out, but really–what can you do? Just go out and order another like you did. I hope it all comes together soon, John.
    Wishing you a happy Friday and a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. Happy weekend to you.

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  17. We started our day with a leak in the upstairs plumbing, causing water dripping everywhere. The ceiling has to be opened up to even find the leak. I am only thankful this is a rental. Im glad things are looking up for you guys.

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    1. Man, that is no way to start the day. Yes to the rental. 😁

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  18. Moving/relocating would try the patience of a saint! Nice to hear that things are starting to look like home though. And remember — no Spring Breakers to mar your weekends!!

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    1. That has been the best part of all. Thanks, Debbie.

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  19. At least the girls have their chew toys, beyond that, what matters?

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    1. Not much, Greg. Not much at all.

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  20. Due time is “you” time, so there’s that. It will get there, so there’s no need to stress it. You guys have settled in quite nicely, I must say.

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    1. Thank you, Marc. 😀

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  21. Lists, lists and more lists.Nothing feels better than crossing something off a list.

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  22. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Glad to hear you have some indoor conveniences now:) Hope yout table makes its way to you soon. Patience is a tough one for me…I loved your Johnku!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. Have a great weekend.

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  23. It’s mind-boggling to think about how long it takes to move – glad you had the basic necessities, John.

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    1. Thank you, Teri. Happy weekend. 😀

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  24. Boy, do I relate to this week’s JohnKu! I seem to live in a state of behindness. 🙂 Glad things are starting to come together for you guys!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. We are all back here. 😀

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  25. It sure feels that way to me too cleaning out, sorting things to keep, donate, or toss.

    Did you move with PODS? We selected a mover who will move us all in one truck no sharing with anyone and get our stuff to us the next day. Sticker shock hurt, but it wasn’t as bad as I feared it would be.
    We’re not taking our refrigerators or the dryer. I’ll get a smaller basic one for the garage, I have one in the new house already, and my gas dryer won’t work in the new house so, I get a new dryer. On the bright side, it helps to lower my dunnage!

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    1. We got some bids and then I rented a truck. All told we saved $1000.00. I did move a refridgerator which was in our garage. We left everythng else behind and bought new here.

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  26. The entire moving process is frustrating and you’re right, lots of patience is required. I think the worst is behind you. Have a great weekend❣️

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. Have a great weekend as well.

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  27. Excellent JohnKu. Glad things are coming along in spite of broken table legs.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  28. I think Behinderer has become my middle name. Thankfully, like you, patience is one of my virtues. Or rather, has become so with age and maturity. Okay, not really maturity but… you get my drift!
    Bummer on the broken legs!

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    1. I get your drift. Mine comes with the recognition that I’m too old to beat anyone’s ass so I must put up with them.

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      1. Too much energy required anyway!

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      2. Course ya do… we is wise…

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    1. Thak you, Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  29. I feel like I got in to the middle of things. Did you just decide you needed all the kitchen utilities? or was it the result of a disaster or fire. I figured the former until you mentioned the table whose legs were broken. And the chairs haven’t arrived yet … There is a third possibility. That life has just been happening to you.

    Anyway, here’s to all the rough edges rounding out … unless, of course, you don’t want rounded edges. Oh, my!

    Jay
    http://www.bondingfyre.com

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    1. Thanks, Jay. We moved from the Gulf coast to Austin three weeks ago. We left all appliances and furnature behind so we are in the process of getting new stuff. That pretty much brings yuo up to speed. 😄

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      1. Ah, thanks for the clarification. I lived and worked as a counselor at Brown School (“a home for emotionally disturbed children” was how it was defined back then) in Austin. A gorgeous city.

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      2. Yes it is. We are in Lakeway.

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