Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Twiggy

“Tell Lucy it’s Friday and time to play.”

 

A little bit of a short week. I hope everyone came through the birthday celebrations in good shape.

Lots of good stuff happening around here.

The gutter guys showed up on the third and finished the job on quote and on-time. I have to give them a super review.

I managed to keep the 1000 words a day on my WIP. There is a ton of research needed and so I was happy to be able to go forward. As of today, I have over 14,000 words.

The cement guys were postponed until next week. The contractor gave me the best excuse I ever heard. One that has no comeback. “I want to be there when the concrete is pouredΒ so I know it’s done right and I have to go out of town this week” What could I say? “Pour anyway and the heck with it done right or not?” I was speechless.

Today’s JohnKu pays tribute to that excuse. I hope your weekend is wonderful.

Can’t Do It by John W. Howell Β© 2019

When you ask why not?

There is only one excuse. . .

The sky is falling.

49 comments

  1. The sky is falling each damn day πŸ™‚ be ready …every morning πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes. I agree. Always look up before going out.

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      1. True πŸ˜‚βœŒοΈπŸ‘

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  2. Glad to hear some good things are happening around your place. Great JohnKu! Happy Friday, John!

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    1. Slooooly but surely, Jill. Thank you.

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  3. I love the excuses some of them come up with. You’re right, John, how do you respond to that one. Yes, the sky is always ready to drop, and the government can read minds. That’s why I always wear my hard hat constructed from tinfoil. πŸ™‚

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    1. Smart man, Mark.

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  4. I think it is a good thing the chap checks, John. At least it will be right. I wish our service providers were as diligent.

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    1. I still believe something bigger came up and he needed​ a no argue excuse. Thanks, Robbie.

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  5. You’ve brought back one of my favorite bits of wisdom: there are only two possible answers to any question that begins, “Why?” One is “Why not?” and the other is “Because.”

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    1. I like those answers, Linda.

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  6. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    It will be beautiful – eventually. It seems there are always delays. Your Johnku is perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen.

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  7. So what if the sky is falling?
    I say build a bunker.
    Nice work, John.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Good option. πŸ˜€

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  8. that excuse is hard to counter. Good news about the gutters.

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    1. Yes. We are always happy to scratch one off the list.

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  9. Hard to argue with that logic.

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    1. I know right?

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  10. Well, there was some progress. Take the win where you can, I suppose. (Construction always takes forever, doesn’t it?)

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  11. I guess it’s good the cement man wants to be there. It that went wrong it would be really hard to start over. It’s great you got a lot of work done on your latest book. Have a great weekend, John. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne.

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  12. Sometimes a delay is necessary. That’s a good reason.

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    1. Isn’t it? What could I say?

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  13. Twigs looks like she’s just coming out of her Wednesday nap. Adorable.

    And that dude is definitely a professional. A professional what, I’m not quite certain . . .

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    1. I know right?

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  14. At this point that one week delay seems minor with all of the other waiting you’ve done.
    Exciting news with all the progress—in the writing department, too. Happy Friday, John!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. We are well used to delays. Thanks for the encouraging message on the writing.

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That is an excuse I can get behind!

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    1. Yeah, For sure.

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  16. Reminds me of the sage advice- all good things come in time (or was that to and end? lol) πŸ™‚
    Congrats on the word count!

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    1. I think it is, “all good things come to he who waits.” (or in tiime or in the end)

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  17. Twiggy’s face!!

    As for the cement guy… what can you say, indeed? I think I too would be slack-jawed…

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    1. I know right? πŸ˜€

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      1. All around, right!

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  18. Ah come on, John … You give the impression that all Twiggy wants to do is play. Well, besides beside preventing an attack by deer or delivery trucks.

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    1. That pretty much sums up her desires. Thanks, Frank

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  19. I’ll remember that, and be sure to look up. πŸ™‚ Good news on work at home.

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  20. Well, at least the gutters are one very important task out of the way. Although Twiggy looks mighty impatient. πŸ˜€ Enjoy the rest of this holiday weekend, my friend. Hugs!

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    1. She was born impatient.

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  21. Happy Friday on Saturday, John!

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    1. Thank you, Marie.

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  22. Sorry I’m late to this party. I’m retrieving all my blog notifications from the black hole. πŸ™‚ Congrats on the word count!!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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