Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

 

Lucy and Twiggy

“I love Friday and your new candy corn toy, Twiggy.”
“It is fun, Lucy. Toss it here.”

 

Let’s hear it for Friday. YAY. Always lovely to see your smiling face, Friday. It makes us glad we made it through the week and now only have two days of relaxation ahead.

I’m looking forward to painting the front door. “What?” you say. “Your front door is unpainted?”

Yes, it is painted. The problem is it is not painted the right accent color on the outside. So, the forecast for Saturday has the humidity at 50%, which means good painting weather. I’ll take some photos (I know real exciting stuff) and run them on Views of the Neighborhood on Sunday. Wow. Does it get any better than that?

Still editing the WIP. It is moving slowly but surely.

Today’s JohnKu is about editing. I hope you have a super weekend.

Editing by John W. Howell Β© 2019

If you don’t do it,

Life later will be like hell . . .

Before publish, edit.

 

71 comments

  1. Never realized there’s good and bad painting weather. Have fun.

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    1. Oh yes. Too humid and the paint doesn’t dry and adhere right. Will peal off.

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      1. Or dry sticky.

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      2. There you go. Sounds like you have spent time behind the brush.

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      3. Ha ha … if there is a way to do something wrong the first time, I have discovered it the hard way. Oh yes, I have painted doors that had to be pried open with a crowbar, have learned how to replace plumbing parts, after flooding the house, and the list is endless. You might say, I have learned more what NOT to do in almost every facet of home repair!

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      4. Hahahahaha. I have had all of these myself. Thanks, Jill

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I look forward to seeing the masterpiece. As Dan Antion has shown us, a door is not just a door, it is what gives the home mystique. πŸ™‚ Hmmm, I think I have some work ahead of me. My door may be just a door! πŸ˜€

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    1. Our door is pretty modern so we need to do something to give it some interest. Thanks, Gwen. Have a super weekend.

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  3. Great wise Friday poem, dear John! πŸ™‚ And what a stunning toy!

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    1. Candy corn is great. It has a super sixed squeeker that makes noise with each bite.

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      1. Oh! Stunning dog fishing, you know! Twiggy must be crazy about it. πŸ™‚

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      2. Yes. They both like it

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      3. Lucy follows the latest trends! Great! What imagination producers of dog toys have!

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      4. You should see Twiggy’s eel. It crunches and she loves it.

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      5. Oh, gosh! What a company! Please, make a photo of this wonderful eel. I’m so curious! A crunchy eel! That’s amazing!

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      6. I’ll try to work it in on Thursday.

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      7. Great! I’m looking forward to get acquainted with Mr. EEl πŸ™‚

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      8. PS. By the way, I forget to write you something peculiar. I don’t if you believe much in reincarnation or a sort of past lives, but the resemblance between Bonnie Prince Charlie in his middle ages & you is stunning.

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      9. See I do believe in reincarntion. If I was Bonnie Prince Charles obviously I made some mistakes that I had to come back and correct. Thanks, Maria.

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      10. I’m glad to learn that, Your Majesty! Always at your service! πŸ™‚ I have a similar attitude to reincarnation & the predestination of each of us.

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      11. You obviously spent some time at royal court, Maria. πŸ‘Έ

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      12. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      13. What a joy to remember that, Syr! πŸ™‚

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      14. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  4. Love the new dog toy and the poem, John! Good luck with that editing. Have a lovely weekend, and I hope that weather behaves itself πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Harmony. Made some good progress this week on the editing. The toy is a hoot. Both dogs like it and make us laugh.

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  5. Down here, 50% humidity would be candy-making weather. I hope you get some treats to reward you for all that painting and editing — as well as a good-looking door and some fine sentences!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Yes I’m sure I will get a treat. I liked the comment about the sentences. Made me laugh. 😁

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  6. Great JohnKu! I’ll look forward to seeing your door!

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  7. I am now totally hyped with anticipation of seeing your pictorial of the door!

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  8. ‘Be still, my heart’!

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  9. Not much going on here either, John. Trying to add some words to the NaNo count. Happy Friday!

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    1. Good luck on that, Teri.

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  10. Enjoy the painting, and have a great weekend, John. Looking forward to seeing your color choice.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  11. Other than trips to the East Coast or South, I don’t think I’ve ever seen 50% humidity. We’re running a humidifier already because it’s gotten so dry with the freezing. I’m one of the lucky ones who gets government holidays, so I get a three day weekend this time.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it.

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  12. Sometimes a coat is all it takes to make a difference.
    Have a super week-end, John!

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    1. You as well, Dale

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      1. Thank you!

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  13. I was married to a man who painted signs for a living and did not know that fun fact about the 50% humidity. Interesting! Love the JohnKu!

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    1. On metal that is.

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  14. Have fun painting your door! It’s snowing here in NH right now, not good painting weather.

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    1. It is supposed to be 70 tomorrow.

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  15. Happy painting! I am sure your Producer will be glad to have it done. First impressions are important.

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    1. Yes she will be glad.

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  16. Enjoy the painting, John.

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    1. John Picasso that is.

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  17. As Stephen King once said, only God gets it right the first time.

    Have a great weekend, Boss.

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    1. You as well, Marc

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  18. Looks like Twiggy went Trick-or-Treating! Don’t they have cute toy ideas for dogs nowadays?! Painting sounds like a fun weekend project. Plus, it’s rather mindless (after you’ve chosen the proper color, that is), so you can do it while thinking about your novel — my kind of day!!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. They do have the best toys. Twiggy has an eel that crunches. She loves it.

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  19. I know you shouldn’t paint when it’s really hot but didn’t realize humidity was an issue.

    You enlighten me all the time, John.

    I hope the door comes out perfect.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  20. Hi, John! I couldn’t agree more with your Johnku.πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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    1. Thank you, Vashti

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  21. You may be the only person I know who relaxes by painting their front door, but … to each his own. Have a great weekend … before and after pics are in order, I think. πŸ˜‰

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    1. I’ll do it, Jill. Thanks.

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  22. Sounds like hard work, John. I’m glad this week is over.

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  23. A cute picture, John. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. I hope you have a good one as well. 😊

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Happy weekend and painting, John:)

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    1. Thak you, Denise.

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