Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

 

 

September 11th is the time to remember the horrible events of this day in 2001. It is a day to think about those in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania who lost their lives to terrorists. We should go on with our lives remembering those who lost theirs.

Twiggy and Lucy

“I don’t get why we have no opposable thumbs. We could do this door ourselves.”
“Mom’s coming, Little One Don’t let the 57 degrees get to you.”

It is Friday again. So we made it another week. There’s a lot of good news around here.

We’ve had almost four inches of rain and a cold front. Β Our overnight temps are in the 50s,Β which is a real blessing. The rain came down over enough time, so there was not a lot of flooding. Normally if that amount of rain fell in a couple of hours, Austin would be underwater. So good news, no one got swept away. The temps will be cool for the next two days, then back to the 90s.

New cases of COVID 19 and positive test results are both down in our area. Of course, the health authorities are concerned about the effects of Labor Day gatherings, and those results will start showing up in two weeks.

Sales of Eternal Road are holding steady. I’m glad I didn’t go for a preorder since the sales have been ongoing, so there hasn’t been an off the cliff drop. Thanks to everyone who has bought a copy. The tour continues, and I hope those who are following are enjoying the excerpts. Not to worry. You will not have the whole book in excerpts. There is still plenty of surprises.

The first review for Eternal Road is in. It is a five star, and you can see it here.

https://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Road-John-W-Howell-ebook/dp/B08GL135KQ/

Thank you, Denise.

Today’s JohnKu talks about good news. I hope you all have a super weekend.

Good News by John W. Howell Β© 2019

You get some good news,

Now you worry there’ll be bad . . .

Stay in the moment.

58 comments

  1. I can’t see the review from the link, but HUGE congrats anyway!
    Today’s Haiku is spot on. Have a good weekend, John, and long may those sales continue πŸ™‚

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    1. Hmmm. Something is wrong then. Let me check. I changed the link. For some reason the other was not working. Thanks, Harmony

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  2. Congratulations on the sales of your book and the 5-Star review, John. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  3. Congratulations on the sales and the rain, John. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  4. So glad you’ve had a cooling off period and no flooding.
    Way to go on your first review!

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    1. Thank you, Dale.

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  5. Congrats on the book success. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Charles. 😊

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  6. Congratulations on the five-star review and your steady sales! And yes to the JohnKu.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  7. Even on a day like 9/11, there can be good news!! Congrats, my friend.

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    1. The important thing is to remember as you go about the job of living. Thanks, GP.

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  8. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Congrats, John. At a time when uplifting news is scarce, your 5-Star review is especially wonderful. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Have a great weekend.

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  9. Glad to hear the sales are holding steady, John – and you got some much needed rain. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. All is good.

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  10. I’m glad the book is doing well, John. Also glad the weather has been kind. That’s a lot of rain in a short amount of time. Good that there was no flooding. I hope when you get back to the 90s, you can stay in the low end of that area.

    Enjoy Friday and I hope you cruise into a great weekend.

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    1. You as well, Dan. Thanks for all the good wishes. 😁

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  11. Congrats on the book success and nice JohnKu!
    Also – nice 9/11 tribute – god day to ya

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    1. Thank you Yvette. Have a super weekend

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  12. Yes stay the moment.

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    1. We all need to do that. Thanks, John

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  13. Great review, John. Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  14. A five-star review? Wow, that’s most impressive — congrats, John (and stop fretting over bad news yet to come — there’ll always be naysayers!) Glad we were able to share some of the cool with you — perhaps Twiggy and Lucy need their jackets for a couple of days?!

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    1. They are okay. The jackets come out when it gets into the 30s. Thanks, Debbie.

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  15. Things are on the up from the sound of things, John. Have a good weekend.

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    1. You as well, Guy

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I hope this book gets lots of readers, John:) i agree we should stay in the moment.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. 😊

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  17. Congrats again on the “Eternal Road” launch, John! It’s great to see you all over blogosphere! You are so right about living in and enjoying the moment! Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Jan 😁

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  18. Congratulations on the wonderful review, John. I agree with your Haiku. Enjoy the cooler weather.

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    1. Thak you, Soooz.

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  19. Good luck with the sales … and continue to stay safe. Good thoughts about the day.

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    1. Thank you, Frank. Stay safe as well.

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  20. Awesome review, John, Congrats! And enjoy the rain before the temps climb again. It’s raining ash here, not as refreshing. 😦 Have a good weekend, too!

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    1. I’m so sorry about the fires out there.

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      1. We can’t complain, though. We’re not in the heart of the flames. It’s heartbreaking, but everyone seems to be dealing with something. On a lighter note, John, I’m really enjoying your book.

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      2. I’m so glad you are liking the book, Lauren.

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  21. Super review, super book sales, and rain. It sounds like a hat trick to me. Thank you for reminding readers of honoring those who lost their lives on 9/11. Never forget.

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    1. You are right it is a hat trick.

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  22. Great news on the book! Enjoy the cooler temps … did you have to dig out your winter gear?

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    1. Not quite yet, Jill.

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      1. πŸ₯Ά ❄️ β˜ƒοΈ

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      2. That is coming. of course temps in the high 30s only lasts for a few days.

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      3. I’m happy that ours will be in the 60s-70s for the foreseeable future, but the air quality is still poor and I still sound like a freight train if I just go out to water the flowers in the morning.

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      4. As an athsmatic I can relate. 😁

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  23. Great news on the review and your sales Sheriff.

    Keep on kicking!

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    1. Thank you, Marc.

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