Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

“Okay, Little One it’s Friday. Time to ruckus.”
“You make the first move, Lucy. Then I’ll pulverize ya.”

 

Another fast Friday for me. Seems these weeks are flying. It becomes hard to remember just what went on for the week. I do know we received two area rugs which were welcome additions to the house.

We were pleased to get a permit and final approval for the fence. The company will start building about the 15th of May. They were totally booked by the time the details were worked out.

We had about one and a half inches of rain last weekend which pointed out the need for gutters at key points of the house. The rain came off the roof in torrents, and it was hard to get out the door without being drenched.  We need to find a gutter and downspout contractor.

Our landscaping plan includes a deck which will require a permit. So we are also in the hunt for a deck builder.

Like most things connected with a move there becomes a seemingly endless list of items.

Today’s JohnKu talks about how lists seem to grow on their own. I hope you all have a glorious weekend.

To Do Lists by John W. Howell

It starts with one thing,

Then just a small addition . . .

Soon too long to do.

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  1. harmonykent · ·

    Lol, nothing like those ‘5-minute’ jobs … before you know, hours have gone. Have a great weekend, John, and good luck with the projects 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Have a good one as well. 😁

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  2. Perfect JohnKu! I agree 100%, John. Wishing you the best with your projects. Enjoy the weekend…hopefully it won’t be too wet.

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    1. We are looking at less than an inch this weekend. Have a good one as well, Jill. 😀

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  3. I love the idea of you dodging a soaking as you come out the door. Will you get rainwater butts when you have the guttering done?

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    1. I’ve been thibnking about that. Would be nice to water the garden with rain water. The problem is there isn’t much rain so storage could be a problem.

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  4. It sounds like one thing after another. Still I bet the place will look amazing once you’re done.

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    1. Well, we hope so. Thanks, Charles.

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  5. That’s quite some to do list, John. There are going to be a lot of new things for Twiggy and Lucy to inspect. Have a great weekend. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Have a great weekend as well, Suzanne.

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  6. Gwen Plano · ·

    It seems there is always something needing to be fixed. Oh, the blessings of home ownership! For most, it could be overwhelming, but I suspect you’re kinda excited by the possibilities and the challenges. 😀 Great Johnku!

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    1. Now that we have a refridge, I can handle most everything. Have a super day, Gwen.😁

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  7. Yikes. Sorry about the gutters. And the delay in the fence. Maybe your fence builders can recommend a deck builder.

    Let’s focus on the positive, though. Yay, area rugs!

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    1. I agree. Yay rugs. Thank you, Staci.

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  8. I’m with Staci – yay for area rugs! And I bet Lucy and Twiggy agree.

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    1. They do, Teri. 😁

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  9. It never seems to end. It will slow down though.

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    1. Reminds me of Jerry McGuire. “The hits just keep on coming.”

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  10. You really have a lot of plans for the place. So exciting, though I know the waiting can be aggravating. The girls are going to have so much to explore 🙂

    I hope you don’t get many more rains before the gutters can be replaced.

    I thought of you yesterday. I heard on the radio that Austin, Texas has been designated the best place to live in the U.S.!

    Have an awesome weekend, John!

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    1. I heard the same about Austin. I know we like it. Thanks for the nice words.

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  11. The joys of home ownership.

    You guys are doing a spectacular job of making it yours, though. 🙂

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Thasnk you, Marc.

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  12. Ugh. You would think when they built the house and put on the roof they would have added the gutters!
    Your JohnKu’s are all foreshadowing of my own journey!
    Things are coming along nicely, though.
    Lucy better watch out. Little Potato looks primed 😉

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    1. Gutters are optional. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. I guess!

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  13. Around here we have two lists:

    ToDo List

    and

    NotToDo List.

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  14. Oh, the joys of settling into a new place. But, soon it will be another fading memory as you settle into a comfortable routine. Love the JohnKu!

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  15. Perhaps for others, but you are superman. Normal life rules do not apply to you, my friend.

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    1. Ha haha. They are applying more than they used to. Thanks for the Superman reference though. 😀

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      1. After the last few years, you deserve your own movie and video game.

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      2. That would be sweet. ❤️

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  16. Your JohnKu is spot on — one improvement always leads to three additional ones! At least you’re able to tackle them before the super-hot months of summer, right? And I’ll bet Lucy and Twiggy enjoy all the workers and activity!

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    1. They love folks who come to the house. Gives them a reason to exercise their lungs.

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      1. Dallas uses it as an excuse to get free hugs (like he doesn’t get enough every day!)

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      2. That sure beats the noise.

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  17. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I love you Johnku this week…so true! Always time consuming getting things the way you like them but so worth it!

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    1. Thanks, Denise. I agree. 😀

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  18. Isn’t that the truth about to-do lists. Phew! You seem to be on top of it though. Happy Friday and a great weekend, John! 😀 xo

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. A good weekend wish to you as well. 😊

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  19. Happy Friday, John. Put Friday on your nothing-to-do list and enjoy it! The girls in the yard are! 📚🎶 Christine

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    1. Thank you, Christine. 😀

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  20. Good luck with all the changes, dear John! May this infinity of moving be cheerful & without damages! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Maria. 😊

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  21. Sending a truckload of pre-prepared Margaritas. You’ll still get drenched when you leave the casa … you just won’t care as much.❤️️🐨

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    1. Perfect, Soooz.

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  22. It’s the domino theory: home renovation version. Sometimes the best thing to do is just step aside and let the dominos fall where they may (or at least when). In the meantime, raising a bit of a ruckus doesn’t sound too bad. Ask the girls — they probably could offer some options.

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    1. They thnk rucus solves everything. Too many worries – rucus. Gaining weight – rucus. Raining – rucus. Well you get the idea. They would recomment rucus for a good night’s sleep and for whatever else concerns you. Thaks, Linda.

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  23. Always the way, John. You’ll get there in the end.

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    1. Thanks, Guy. We all do after all. 😀

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  24. Lists are fun to make but they can sometimes become a weight on our shoulders that’s to much to bear, am I right?

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    1. You are right. This is especially true when something is on the list that is a nightmare to do.

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  25. Excellent JohnKu. Jobs always seem to take forever. That contributes to a blur of a week.

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    1. So true, Jennie.

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      1. Oh, yes. Good thing you weren’t here today to witness installing a new garage door.

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      2. I’m glad I was spared.

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      3. It wasn’t pretty. 😀

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  26. oh you are so right – moves do equal even bigger lists 🙂
    best wishes

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  27. Sorry to be so late to the party. Gutters and downspouts, a deck..Ugh, I wish I had opened my contracting business in Texas (and was 30 years younger). Good luck with the process, John.The permits are often the hardest part.

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    1. Does that mean you’re not coming to do the jobs? ☹️

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      1. Sadly, yes. I am still working a day-job.

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