Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

 

 

The front yard deer

“But Mama. Those folks are having a TGIF celebration.”
“You don’t want to get near that house, sweetheart. An author lives there.”

Here it is Friday again. This week has been the week of notables. The fence guys arrived and finished the fence in three days. The pups can now cavort in safety with no sightline to deer. Twiggy’s bark-a-thons at the deer are now confined to only brief sightings from the house.

Our bed arrived after three months. So nice to be up off the floor. We need to accomodate Lucy’s arthritic hips with a bench. (Yes she needs to be on the bed) Twiggy’s life is unchanged. She could not get up when the bed was on the floor so she still gets a lift.

My desk arrived just yesterday. Β The office is pretty much done except for a bench. The dreaded futon is in there now but has an appointment with Goodwill.

The outdoor furnature arrived in eleven different packages on four different days. I mentioned to the FedEx guy, “I bet you hate us.” He responded with “Sometimes.” I had to laugh out loud and agree. He was stuggling with a box weighing 132 pounds (60Kilos)at the time. The fence guys had blocked the driveway so he was forced to go through gravel to get to the porch.

The call is out to two landscapers. More on that later.

Today’s JohnKu talks about after all the projects are done. I hope you have a great weekend.

Finish by John W. Howell Β© 2019

The rush is over,

The termoil at last is done . . .

What do we do now?

67 comments

  1. Relax and write! Great JohnKu, John. Happy Friday…it’s been a long week.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Enjoy your Friday. 😊

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  2. Happy that so many things came together for you this week, John. We, too, are in the home stretch, with anticipated closure in late June. Getting settled into a new home is definitely a marathon rather than a sprint! πŸ™„

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    1. You have to let us know how it goes, Lori.

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  3. hope it all goes smoothly!

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    1. I think it will, Steve. Thanks. 😁

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  4. Looks like we could be moving out in the first few days of June. The other end, according to the papers lodged with the solicitors, will be at least three weeks later. Good job we have a motorhome – perhaps we’ll call it a holiday.

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    1. I would say you should call it a holiday. It is a good thing you have the motorhome. Will you store your things and can you tow the car?

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      1. I wish we could tow the car – it’s all the thing can do to pull itself sometimes. We’ll cross to England with the dogs and me in the camper and Clare in the old Astra. The Twingo will stay behind and be sold. Both the other vehicles will come back later to be sold, too, and we’ll buy a car in UK when we can. We aren’t moving any furniture to UK, it cost Β£4000 to come down 13 years ago and the cost now would be more like Β£6000. That will buy a decent starter set of stuff when we move in. The things we want to take but can’t fit into the car will go in a friend’s barn and be vanned up to us a couple of weeks later

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      2. Looks like it is all covered. Thanks for the info.

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  5. The transformation is nearly complete. Cheers to that! Are deer common sightings for you & Twiggy?

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    1. Every morning five or six deer are in the front. The Mama and fawn come a little later. The mother puts the fawn in a safe place and goes off to eat. We see them all every day. Twiggy is finally accepting them in the yard.

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  6. What Jill said! Rest and relax … preferably on the bed you waited three months for πŸ˜‰ Happy Friday, John! 😘

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Marie. Have a good one as well. πŸ˜„

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  7. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Wow, amazing progress! With your desk in place, do you really have a choice as to what to do next? πŸ˜€ I sense the next best seller on the horizon. Have a fantastic weekend, John.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen Hope you have a great one as well.

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  8. haha, “what do we do now” Start work on a new novel?

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    1. That is the plan. Have a desk, no excuse. Thanks, GP

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  9. Now you enjoy the good life, John.
    You’ve all earned it.

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Hook.

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  10. “An author lives there.”

    I love that, John. Glad to see things are moving fast and furious. sorry about the FedEx guy. Ours gets a good workout, too.

    I’m happy to see you accommodating the girls. I hopeyo all have a great Friday and roll into the weekend strong.

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    1. Hope you have a super weekend as well Dan. See you in the bar tomorrow. πŸ˜„

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      1. Thanks John. I always start that post the same way, and not with an adverb πŸ™‚

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  11. Great to hear about the continued progress. Love the deer pic.

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    1. The fawn was looking in our front door window and I could not get to a camera fast enough to catch her doing that. Thanks, Charles.

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      1. Excuse me, but can I talk to you about salvation through our Lord Bambi?

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  12. Pleased to hear that the house is coming along, John. You can have a relaxing weekend now with any luck.

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    1. Well after I get the outdoor stuff put together. Thanks, Guy. Happy weekend to you.

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  13. Love mama deer’s words to her fawn. πŸ˜€ You had a very busy marathon of a week. The FedEx guy must be overjoyed that the end is in sight. Best to you, John.

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    1. Of course the FedEx guy doesn’t know it is almost over. I should have told him, “The piano is coming next week.” Thanks, Jennie. 😁

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      1. Oh, that’s right! πŸ˜ƒ

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  14. What an eventual week. So much activity! I bet the girls are happy being able to roam about the yard.

    And what an adorable photo of the doe and her fawn. I love the caption you put with it. Everyone knows you have to watch our for those authors, LOL!

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    1. You never know what those pesky authors will do with an interaction. Thanks, Mae. 😁

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  15. Having that deer and her fawn wander through would be the highlight of my week. Of course, having the FedEx guy wander through’s fun, too, but I’ll bet he’s not as cute as that fawn.

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    1. The fawn looked in our front door but I couldn’t get to the phone fast enough to get a shot. Yes the fawn is cuter than the FedEx guy. Thanks, Linda. 😁

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  16. Ah, sweet lounging and writing! β™₯

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    1. After I figure out how to put the outdoor stuff together. Thanks, Billy Ray. 😁

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  17. I didn’t realize that deer were so anti-author. Is it Bambi PTSD?

    Good to hear things have come together.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I think it may be just a generalized thing. Bambi might have been the start.. πŸ˜€

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      1. Hahaha! There really hasn’t been a movie like it since. I guess they have a good union.

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      2. I think you are right.

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  18. The rush is over?
    Doesn’t look like…with all that furniture πŸ™„πŸ˜―

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    1. Yeah I know. Only eleven pieces to put together 😳πŸ₯ƒ

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      1. You should ask allll your β€œbook characters” for help πŸ˜‰

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      2. There you go. Why didn’t think of that?

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  19. What you do now is congratulate yourselves on surviving the upheaval, enjoy your new surroundings, and live life to the fullest!! Glad things are taking shape, John. Those deer are darling, but I’ve heard they can be mean. Probably meaner than an overburdened FedEx guy!

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    1. Mama deer is very protective as you can imagine. Thank you Debbie. 😁

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  20. A lot seems to have been accomplished in a short time, John. It must be much more comfortable now. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. It is. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    What a sweet picture of the mama and baby deer. That is a productive week for you! I’m pretty sure our FedEx and UPS drivers hate us….lol. i have heavy dog food and cat pellets delivered and Petco puts it all together in heavy boxes. Ive found them by our garage doors, and way out by the street (long driveway). Never by the front door. Then there’s the bigger items….

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    1. We have a short drive so there is no excuse. Thanks, Denise.

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  22. I agree with Jill – time to relax for a while. Have a margarita!

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    1. YAY. That is exactly what I need. Thank you, Teri

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  23. I can relate to your poem, John. When you have so much going on and then it all gets sorted, you’re left with that, ‘What do I do now?” feeling. I’m sure sleeping on your new bed is going to feel like heaven. Have a great weekend, my friend! ❀ xo

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    1. Thank you, Vashti

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  24. Awwww……

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  25. Nice to learn everything is coming together.

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    1. Thanks, Craig

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  26. How awesome that things are finally coming together! Yes, it’s great to have a bed! It’s the little things in life for sure! What to do now? Settle in and enjoy life!

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    1. Ha ha ha. This JohnKu came from a Type A personality. πŸ˜€. Thanks, Jan. Good advice.

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  27. Haha! At this point, me being on par with the ending of the Johnku seems like the next century. Ya’ll are making great progress with the new digs, John. Good going about Lucy’s bench.
    I had promised Crystal window seats in every room of our new home. Well, I’ve managed to rig things, “steps” to the top of the scratching post, etc. But the only thing she trusts is the love-seat-to-window route in the living room. (She’s never been a jumper.) So I gave up and ordered a chair for the bedroom. It arrived yesterday — hopefully not too many pieces to put together… Hugs!

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    1. We had sills for our kitties at the beach. They never used them. 😁

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