Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

“Lucy. When’s it Friday?”
“Today, Little One.”
“Took forever.”

 

 

Another Friday and another weekend eve.

I don’t have a lot to report this week but was pleased to receive back three beta reader comments. These guys were way ahead of the due date,Β and I’m grateful for their attention to the book. I am looking forward to the others.

I am working on the marketing plan during this period. I think it will include a tour but more on that later.

We got a little rain this week. Not enough, but every little bit helps. We started the week with cold temperatures and have had record-breaking highs in the last few days. It is supposed to get cold again today. (Okay for you Northerners, cold to us is in the 50s)

Today’s JohnKu talks about the weather. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

The Weather by John W. Howell Β© 2020

It’s something we have,

When it is perfectly clear. . .

Talk subjects are nill.

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  1. You can take our rain and snow for a bit. Maybe some of this howling wind?

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    1. Can do without the wind but would welcome the rain. Have a good weekend, Charles.

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  2. LOL! That’s so true, John. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Have a good one as well.

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  3. Love today’s Haiku, John. So true, lol. You can have our storms if you want!?! πŸ™‚
    Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

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    1. I wish we could borrow them for a while. have a good weekend as well, Harmony.

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  4. We’re supposed to have snow this weekend – we’ve had wild fluctuations in temperature but this morning it’s bitter cold – have a nice weekend!

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    1. Try to stay warm, Barbara. πŸ₯Ά

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      1. Doing that now!

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  5. I’m still looking for more cool weather. The 70’s we’ve been having feels like spring, but I’d sure like to feel more of a winter. After 50 years of 90-95* summers that last 6 months or more – I want Winter!!

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    1. I should reflect on the 60 days of over 100 degreeslast summer and shut my trap. Thanks for the reality check, GP. 😁

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      1. Oh jeez – Reality – what a concept!!!!!!

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      2. Well to us writers it can be an issue to face. πŸ˜€

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  6. Just one more reason to be thankful that Twiggy has Lucy! Have a good weekend!!!

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    1. So true, Frank. Have a good weekend as well.

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  7. Now I’m used to this climate, John, a temperature in the 50s seems cold also. It could be because we have no heat source inside. I make do with warm sweaters, a small floor heater near my desk, and a warm quilt at night. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. I feel for you. At least we have heat and A/C. Stay warm, Suzanne. 😊

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  8. Weird weather here – 70s two days ago, 40s today, rain and 60s over the weekend, low 30s Monday. Happy Friday, John!

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    1. Tough to know what to wear too. Thanks, Teri.

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  9. I’m glad you’ve gotten some quick response to the new book — that has to be pleasing. I’m glad you’ve had some rain, too. A friend in Kerrville had only .04″ in January, but has received nearly three inches over three days. We both had the same thought: it may help save the wildflower crop!

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    1. We were well ahead on rain last year and the wildflowers were outrageous. Hopefuly there will be some more.

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  10. I love this JohnKu!! And, yes, we are thankful for the rain.

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    1. For sure, Jan. Thank you. 😁

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  11. We managed a few warm days early in the week, but 26 right now, with snow, sleet and ice expected tomorrow. Needless to say I would love to have your “low” temperatures, John!

    Happy FriYay πŸ™‚

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    1. See. I should count myself fortunate. Yet I still shiver. Thanks, Mae. 😊

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  12. Weather is like the lead off hitter for topics of conversation. You’re right! When it’s clear, you’re forced to begin with your cleanup hitter.

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    1. Hahahaha. Well said and in a baseball metaphor too.

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      1. Glad you like. πŸ˜‰

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  13. When there is nothing else, you always have the weather!
    I’m half-way done πŸ˜‰

    Have a fantabulous weekend, John!

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    1. Have a great weekend Dale. Thanks. 😊

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  14. You’re welcome to some of our rain, John. We’ve got plenty to spare. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Send it over, Guy. πŸ˜€

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  15. How about we send you some of our freezing precipitation?? Sleet? Ice? Yuck!! The 50s sound perfect right now, especially if you get sun too! Congrats on the WIP’s progress and enjoy your weekend, John!

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    1. You can send it and by the time it gets here it will have thawed to rain. Thanks Debbie and have a good weekend.

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Happy weekend, John!

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    1. Thank you. Denise. Happy Weekend to you. 😁

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        πŸ™‚

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  17. That quick response is golden. I knew I couldn’t manage that this time, and that’s why I asked for the backup position.

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    1. I was happy to have you in back -up. The response was such that I had enough. Thanks, again.

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  18. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    So, so true, John. We can always fall back on the weather. Great Haiku! πŸ™‚

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    1. I think it will be the last conversation item after the politically correct police are finished with us. Thanks, Gwen

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  19. Inspiring progress, John. Love the weather poem. Happy weekend hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Happy Weekend to you as well.

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  20. We have ❄️❄️❄️ β˜ƒοΈ. I have boxed some up to send to you … I will mail it tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

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  21. Those dogs. Haha. Yeah, I always enjoy feedback from beta readers, no matter how wrong they are.

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  22. Send those 50 degrees our way. Children can’t play outside when temps are in the teens. Multiple days of being indoors is so much fun – said no one ever.

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    1. Hahahaha. You are so right. The kids here do get to go out for sure. 😊

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      1. And Tuesday will be much of the same. 😩

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  23. I could survive quite nicely with 50 degrees, John. I hope you get the rain you need, but not all at once.

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    1. It is coming down very slowly. Sun for the weekend then rain on Monday.

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  24. That’s so true! We had some pretty heavy wind followed by a really good snow storm on Thursday. Yesterday, the temperatures returned to normal and the next storm isn’t due until Tuesday. So we’re in the 40’s they til then. I’m getting used to the high 30’s and 40’s. I was out in it all day yesterday without a coat… I had layers on mind you, but not my coat! It’s looking like I’m going to survive my first winter where it snows. πŸ˜€

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    1. Sounds like you are doing quite well, Deborah.

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  25. I am glad to know you are getting along so well with your book, John. I haven’t written a word since last Sunday. Work is manic in January.

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    1. Thanks, Robbie. CPA stuff gets pretty heavy in the new year.

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  26. Luckily for us Northerners, the weather is constantly changing, so we always have something to talk about, including comparing current weather with past weather.

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    1. And wondering about future weather. 😁

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      1. Precisely!! πŸ˜€

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  27. Eh, we’re “looking forward” to winter temps (lows in the 20s/30s) at the beginning of the week. It’s January, I should be happy to get cold weather, but it’s the roller-coaster temps that bother me. I hate seeing trees and plants start to bloom only to be crushed by freezing temps. I hope you get some good feedback from your beta readers! Happy rest of your weekend, John!

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    1. The feedback is terrific, Marie. Thanks. Stay warm.

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  28. Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author & Book Blogger and commented:
    Another Friday Ku with John!

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  29. Mr. Friday is a very welcomed guest at the Twiggy Resort. πŸ™‚

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    1. Mr. Friday is a very honored guest at the Twiggy Resort.

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  30. John-Ku – I like that, John!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara.

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