Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

 

Lucy and Twiggy

“Let’s play tag, Lucy.”
“Okay, I’ll give you to the count of three.”
“Can I get five?”

It is Friday again. This week has been more of the old heatwave. It has been 103 degrees for the last nine days. That kind of heat wears one out. We are expecting at least another two weeks of above 100 degrees. We can complain as much as we want, but it won’t help.

I spent another week on my WIP. Again I averaged above 1000 words a day and am currently at over 54,000.

Today’s JohnKu talks about the weather which is everyone’s favorite subject.

The Weather by John W. Howell © 2019

It’s one of those things,

We all talk about daily . . .

And never change it.

 

I hope you all have a great weekend.

73 comments

  1. Nice progress on your book, John! No matter the weather, we can always write, right? Happy Friday! I’m soooooo ready for the weekend.

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    1. Weekends are always sweet. Hope yours is terrific.

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  2. It’s a shame it’s so hot for so long. It’s cooler here now in monsoon but the air isn’t good and made worse by the constant building going on. Our Society building is due for redevelopment. I’ll have to move twice and might be off the computer for a while. Moving is far from my favorite thing. Have a great weekend, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Having just moved I feel for you. Best wishes. 😊

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  3. All power to your writing elbow, John, especially in the heat. Wishing you all a good weekend. Xx

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    1. Thank you, Jane.

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  4. All summer I’ve been hoping we have a cold winter coming, but you’ve been even hotter than us!! I sure hope things cool off soon !!!!!

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  5. It’s been hot in our part of the state. And after getting lots of rain in the spring and early summer, we could use some now. The promise of cooler temps is in the forecast for next weekend. Hope it holds up.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I hope you enjoy yours as well, Joan. 😊

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  6. Guess the writing progress is an upside to the heatwave. Hope it breaks sooner than the predicted two weeks.

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    1. Second hottest August in history so we do need a break. Thanks​, Charles.

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      1. Ouch. At least it isn’t the worst?

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  7. It’s interesting, what a difference two hundred miles can make. We had nice rain yesterday, and rain is on tap for today and tomorrow, bringing the high temperature down to about 90. May such conditions come to you soon! Maybe you could amuse the cabin-fevered girls by letting them edit all that productive work you’re doing!

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    1. Twiggy says she doesn’t understand what I’ve written. Lucy says she is not interested. So it was a good suggestion but these guys still want to be dogs, ​not editors. Thanks, Linda. 😁

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      1. That may be just as well, although you’ve lost the chance to tell a your publisher, “The dogs ate my first draft…”

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      2. Hahaha​. Thanks, Linda.

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  8. 103 for weeks ??? Ugh, I feel for you, John. I hope your new grass is surviving the heat.

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    1. I know right. The lawn is doing well. The bank account​ not so much.

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  9. Perfectly expressed, John. We are suffering from heat here, too – in the mid to upper 90s. But hey, it’s the south and it’s summer. We’ve now taken two trips to places unexpectedly hotter than here – no more traveling in the summer!!

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    1. Yeah. Doesn’t make sense to spend good money to get hotter. Might be like going to the North Pole in the winter.

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  10. Your 103 reminds me of one my old golf scores…and, that was with a little fudging! ‘That, too’ (the high heat) will pass! ♥

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    1. I suppose it will Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  11. P.S. – With your bank account suffering, I guess a loan is out of the question!!!??? Tell me it isn’t so! ♥

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    1. I’ve applied for a disaster loan from FEMA.

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  12. You’re about 10 degrees higher than us, John. It’s even cooler at the beach where we’re going, so I’m looking forward to that. Nice word count on the WIP!

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    1. Enjoy the cool beach. When we lived on the beach it was at least 15 degrees cooler.

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  13. Make sure all the fire extinguishers and smoke alarms are in proper working order because you are on FIIIAAAHHH!!! No doubt taking your cue from the weather. Yikes!

    Happy Friday to you, Boss. 🙂

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      1. Happy Weekend!

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  14. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Congrats on your progress with your WIP. Maybe the weather is helping you! Can’t wait to read this next masterpiece!

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    1. Not sure about the weather. I just know I have to do the 1000 before I can sleep. Thanks​, Gwen

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  15. Holy smokes that a lot of hot, hot, hot… It must be quasi-impossible to do anything outside.
    Excellent job on the WIP!
    Have a fabulous weekend, John

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😁

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    We definitely can’t change the weather, but never been a fan of heat. Does it cool off at night to help?

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    1. It only goes down to 79 or 80. Not like the California nights of 55-60.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        🙂

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  17. Congrats on sticking with your writing streak.

    We’ve had weird weather, too. Heat advisories the beginning of the week; now we’re below average and plagued with storms. Crazy.

    Stay cool, John.

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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  18. Great Johnku. And there was I thinking it was only the Brits who talk about the weather.

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    1. No, we colonials do our fair share of waisting our breath.

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  19. We’re getting a mini-heatwave right now. Overall, this has been a much cooler summer. Sounds like you’re making great progress on your new story.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  20. So. Doggone. Hot. We had a lovely cool front blow through, and it was 61 degrees when I woke up this morning. Perfect sleeping weather! Wish we could share with you, but I’m afraid this one’s headed east, not south. Sigh. Hang in there, and console yourself with how much you’ve accomplished on that WIP!!

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    1. SIXTY ONE DEGREES????? Man alive would I like that. Thaks, Debbie.

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  21. That kind of heat is insane! And to think it’s going to continue another two weeks is mind boggling. Today it feels tallish in my neck of the woods and the next several days are keyed to continue the pattern. I was actually chilly today (bizarre, I know!).

    Stay inside and stay cool. The girls can hang out in your office as you write.

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    1. Chilly? Wow, would I like that​ feeling.

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      1. Of course, I can just wait until December.

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      2. I had to come inside just now because it was too chilly to be on my back patio. The weather is out of whack. I’ll send you some of my cold for some of your warm air 🙂

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      3. OMG. I wish I could send you some of this warm. 😊

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  22. WHOA!!! And I’ve been complaining about 94°??? Compared to you, we’ve been having an arctic blast! I do hope it breaks for you soon! Have a great weekend … stay cool!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. It was only 98 yesterday so yes we are getting a cold snap. 😀

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      1. Bet you got your winter coats, hats and gloves out, yes? 🙃

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      2. All bundled up for sure.

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  23. Hot August Nights huh? Sounds like Summer is still raging there in TX. We’ve cooled off a bit here down from the high 90’s to mid 80’s these last few days. I don’t know what to expect here, but in Silicon Valley, there’s usually a heatwave in Aug/Sept for a week or so. I guess I’ll find out!

    Congrats on keeping up your goal of 1000 words a day! It seems daunting to me, but keep it going!

    Hope you have ceiling fans, and A/C to stay cool!

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    1. We do have ceiling fans and A/C so it is okay indoors. The outside is the pits. Thanks, Deborah. As I recall from my days in Sonoma the weather near the Sierras is pretty nice in the fall.

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  24. I hope you have a great weekend too, John. Congratulations on the progress with your WIP.

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    1. Thank you, Rob.

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  25. Well horsefeathers. I lost Internet (yet again) just as I was trying to post a comment. So in summary: Heat, humidity, really bad stuff. Stay in the A.C. Great big hug!

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    1. Hope your internet stays solid. Did you get a new gravatar?

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      1. Ha, yes. The other one was at least a couple years old. So, a new selfie today. I Photoshopped out the bathroom background. LOL.

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      2. Ha ha ha. Looks good.

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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      1. John I think you should publish a book of all of your JohnKus to share them with the world.

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      2. Aw, you are so sweet to say that, Lynne. Thank you. 😊

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  26. Congrats on the word count, John! Yep, we’re in Texas and it’s summertime!

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    1. Hahaha. I had seven years of nothing higher than 89 degrees. So I feel like a tenderfoot with the heat.

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