Friday – JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Lucy and Twiggy

“How we supposed to ruckus tied up like this, Lucy?”
“The Boss wants out feet to stay out of the mud Little One. A couple days and the ground will be dry again.”

Friday has graced us with another visit to usher in the weekend. We finally got to see the first iteration of the landscape plan. We didn’t have any significant adjustments. Next week the architect and foreman will be taking a close look at access and amount of work so an estimate can be put together. We, of course, are anxious to get the mud covered but need to allow the process to move forward at its own pace.

Here is a shot of the plan.

 

 

I know it’s hard to see, but you can get the idea that there is an area of patio to the left and an area of grass to the right. The patio area features crushed granite and black star gravel stone borders. The grass is pretty much grass so the dogs can run.

Today’s John Ku talks about what makes a house a home. I hope you all have a delightful weekend.

House by John W. Howell Β© 2019

A building set up,

To keep one dry and secure. .Β .

Love makes it a home.

72 comments

  1. Lovely post, John. The plans look great. It’ll be fantastic to relax in once it’s all done. Have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, it will, Harmony. Thank you. Have a fabulous weekend.

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  2. Looks like a great setup. Can’t wait to hear how the finished place looks.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  3. Looking forward to see it finally completed! Good luck with workers & materials, dear John! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Maria. The hardest part.

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      1. πŸ™‚ You will make it!

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      2. Thank you for your confidence.

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  4. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Designs are beautiful, everything is in place, but “Love makes it a home.” How true! β™₯

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    1. For sure. Thank you, Gwen.

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  5. A good post, John. That will be a great improvement. All the best. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. I think it will too, Suzanne. 😊

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  6. Aw…love this, John! I can’t wait to see the finished work. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Have a good weekend.

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  7. Looking forward to seeing the photos when it is finished.

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    1. Thank you, Mark. Will supply. πŸ˜€

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  8. Looks beautiful, John! We did a significant amount of landscaping when we moved in, too. Really upped the privacy factor around the house and is absolutely lovely to see and smell. A wise move on your part. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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    1. Me too, Lori. Seems everything takes more time than you think. Have a great weekend.

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  9. I bet you can’t wait. The plan is lovely. (I’m really excited to see photos of the Little Olive when it’s in.) I hope it all happens soon for you.

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    1. I do too. The only thing left is the estimate which will come after a walk around next Wednesday. If the estimate is okay we are ready to hit the “go” button.

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  10. Your move and adjustments have been taking their time. Getting this part accomplished will make a huge difference.

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    1. Yes. We have been taught lessons in patience. Since it rains every week and the rain causes a yard full of mud, the landscape will make a difference. Thanks, Craig.

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  11. It’s really coming together, Boss.

    And the haiku says it all.

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    1. Thank you, Marc. πŸ˜€

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      1. Have a great Friday, Boss.

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      2. You as well. Marc.

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  12. Looking good, John. The dogs are going to love it! Make sure you have good drainage!

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    1. Good dranage around here is a must. We ar on linestone.

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  13. It looks wonderful, John – the girls will love it.

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    1. I know they will. So tired of mud every time it rains which is every week lately.

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  14. That looks like a good plan, John.

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    1. Thank you, Guy. We can’t wait.

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Looks like a great yard plan. John. I’m a huge fan of jasmine. Great johnku. Yes it is love that makes a place a home.

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    1. I love jasmine. So glad it got worked in.

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  16. Spot on, John. Love does make it a home! Looks like a workable plan, with areas of interest for people as well as pups.

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    1. I hope so, Debbie. Thank you.

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  17. It looks like an exceptional plan, John. I know you’ll be thrilled when all is said and done and the dogs will love being off leash and able to run on grass. Wishing you an awesome weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. Wishing you a great weekend as well.

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  18. Wish I had started out as systematic as you!!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, GP

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  19. Great landscaping plan, John! It will come together. I love the JohnKu! You are so right!

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    1. I’m sure it will be done eventually. Thanks, Jan

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  20. It’s going to look great, John. The girls will love that grassy area. I didn’t see a grill in the plan. I’m assuming Lucy and Twiggy like burgers.

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    1. It will be under the covered patio which faces the grass and star jasmine.

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      1. I like mine medium 😏

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      2. Ha ha ha. Lettuce and tomato?

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      3. Yes please. Maybe a slice of onion?

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      4. French fried potatoes, a big Kosher Dill and cold draft beer? Good golly which way do I steer?

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      5. πŸ™‚πŸ”πŸŸπŸΊπŸ₯’

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  21. Beautiful Haiku! I agree. The plan looks great, John. I’m sure Twiggy and Lucy can’t wait for their grassy area. You have a wonderful weekend too, my friend! ❀ xo

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. You as well

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    1. Thank you for the reblog Traci

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  22. What a beautiful Haiku, John.
    I am so happy for you all.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. We are happy too.

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  23. Love definitely makes it a home. Lovely JohnKu. And a beautiful design. Looking forward to how things progress. Do you have an estimate of how long the project will take?

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    1. I am looking forward as well. The rain has been a pain, mud wise.

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      1. I can imagine…poor Lucy and Twiggy. πŸ™

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      2. Yes, indeed!

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  24. I clicked on the blueprint and it enlarged so I got a good look at the plan. It’s going to be lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Dborah. We think it meets our needs while maintaining the simplicy we are looking for.

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      1. Looking forward to seeing it when it’s done, and getting the girls take on it.

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      2. Me too. πŸ˜€

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  25. Your wisdom is a great comfort to me, John. W. Howell.
    Thank you, sir.

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    1. We all need comfort, Hook. Most of what I write is advice to myself. Glad it helps you as well. A reminder…Love at home is not an insignificant blessing.

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      1. Well stated, John.
        Again.

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