Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Lucy and Twiggy

“Hey, Lucy. Wake up. It’s Friday. Time to play.”
“You have that pizza toy, don’t you.”
“How’d you know?”
“It crunches. Drives me nuts.”

Friday again for all you full-time workers. For us, slackers, it is another day. Just kidding. I always love to see Friday come along. It is especially lovely when I have spent a good week writing. I gave you a sneak peek at the new WIP last week. I’m delighted that the story is going well and I managed 7444 words for the week. Doesn’t sound like much, but as a reminder, I only do 1000 words a day on my current WIP. This one takes a lot of research time as well, so my 1000 words are taking more time than usual. Couple that with having to go to several medically related appointments I’m pleased to hit the goal.

This week also saw ( as some of you might know from yesterday’s post) the arrival of the sprinkler system installers. I also got word the gutter guys will be here on Wednesday, July 3rd. So, call me stupid, but things seem to be moving forward.

Today’s JohnKu reminds us to keep the faith. Have a great weekend.

Faith by John W. Howell © 2019

If the clouds turn dark,

And you cannot see the light . . .

Remember the match.

 

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  1. Fantastic word count, John, especially given all that’s going on. Have a great weekend 🙂

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

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  2. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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  3. Good going, John. Don’t allow all those people around you who are improving your home and property keep you from your goals.

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    1. Thanks, Ronnie. I’ll try.

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  4. Great author and house progress. Though I don’t think I’ll call you stupid. Just isn’t nice even if you’re requesting it. 😜

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Charles.

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  5. Oh, I believe you that things are moving forward – the trouble is; when you own a home (as you know) there is always something else!!

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    1. To quote Gilda Radner, “It is always something. If it’s not one thing it is another.” Thanks, GP

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      1. Come to think of it, my mother used to say that all the time…. um….

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      2. Ha ha ha. Mine too.

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  6. Not a bad week, John. I hope your medical appointments are not for anything to serious. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. I have a lot of maintenance, Robbie. Have passed the serious stage and now just stay on top of things. Thanks for your concern. ♥️

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  7. Nice word count, John. Keep plugging along…that’s the best we can do. Happy Friday!

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    1. I find that is the best way. One word at a time.

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  8. Gwen Plano · ·

    Ah, the match…it’s so easy to forget that it is within reach. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yes. Either stay in the dark or do something about it. Thanks, Gwen

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  9. It sounds like a healthy word count to me, John. I love the pizza toy. 😀 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. That pizza toy was one of Twiggy’s first and she doesn’t play with it often but yesterday was one of those days.

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      1. That’s funny. Maybe not so much for you, your wife, and Lucy. 😀 — Suzanne

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  10. No hyperbole, this was your finest work yet, John.
    I truly needed to see this, my friend.
    Thank you.

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    1. Reach for the light, my man. Thanks, Hook.

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      1. I’m reaching every day, brother.
        Thanks again.

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      2. I know you are. You are a good man, Robert.

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  11. You are a writing machine! Cheers to your discipline …. and best of luck with the docs.

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    1. Thanks, Frank.

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  12. When I was a kid, I always got a lollipop when I went to the doctor. I hope your doc has sweet news for you, and the words keep flowing.

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    1. Ha ha ha. All I get is a bill. Yes, sweet news always. Thank you. Linda.

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  13. You’ve been very productive, John! I love your JohnKu … a match is always within reach. Enjoy your weekend! I’ve already started mine by taking today off 🙂

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    1. OOOOO Lucky you. Enjoy. Thanks, Marie.

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  14. I’d be delighted to make that word count in a week. Way to go!
    It’s good to hear everything is coming together.
    P.S. Love the pizza toy!

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    1. The pizza toy is so much fun. It makes a crunchy sound and looks funny when Twiggy runs with it in her mouth. Thanks, Mae.

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  15. Great progress this week, both internal and external.

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    1. You are so right. Thanks, Craig.

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  16. Jolly Good! John. Rest this weekend…the doctor said, remember? ♥

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    1. The only thing the doc said was to stop jumping out of airplanes. 😀

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  17. Well, Dawgone! That takes my next important question off the table!!! ♥

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  18. Very nice word count, John – have a great weekend!

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    1. You as well, Teri.

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  19. Brilliant installment this week, Boss.

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    1. Thank you, Marc.

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      1. Good stuff, John.

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  20. Ah yes! The match…and make sure it stays dry!

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    1. Good advice, Jan. Thank you.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Congrats on the WIP! Sounds like a good working week, even with appts. Great pic of the girls. I feel the same was today. Its overcast and on the chilly side!

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  22. I admire your level of self-discipline, John. Also, I can hear that sound Twiggy is making. Maddie would have that slice open and empty by now.

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    1. Lucy too. Thanks, Dan

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  23. John, great progress on the WIP. Word count can keep you plugging away. I’m happy if I get 500 words a day with tons of research. But, the good news, I’m in the home stretch and close to the end! Yeah, and those house maintenance projects do get in the way. Happy Weekend. 📚🎶 Christine

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    1. Good for you, Christine. 😁

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  24. I, too, would consider that a productive week, John (especially the progress on your latest story!) Love the photo of your two relaxing girls, too.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie.

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  25. Happy Friday John and congratulations on your progress. ‘Faith’ is concise and beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Rob.

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  26. Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:
    from John W. Howell

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    1. Thank you, Rob.

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  27. Way to go on the word count! How you fit so much into your day is beyond me.
    Perfect haiku as well…
    Have a splendid weekend (mine is just coming to an end) or, as you can call it, the day when most peeps are off work 😉

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    1. The hospitality business is a bear. I get all that done in a day cause I do eight hours of it. I treat writing as a full-time job. Have a good work week.

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      1. It is. And one that I am getting tired of…
        It is how to get ‘er done!
        You too, my friend.

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  28. A productive week from the sound of things, John. I could do with a sprinkler system myself.

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    1. With all your rain? Okay then. Happy weekend, Guy

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  29. You had a good week, John. Impressive word count, and you’re moving forward on house projects. Thanks for a great JohnKu. I will remember the match. 🙂

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    1. Keep it handy.

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