Sunday, June 26, 2022

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2022

                                          


Days Predicted:  25-30 
Days to Date:  7


The Days:  1)6/10..103 2) 6/11..100  3) 6/21..104 4) 6/22....101 5) 6/23...102. 6) 6/24..103 7) 6/25...104   

6/21/2022  UPDATE - it WAS a hopeful start. We'll toss another triple in today and probably 5-6 more in by the next update
6/1/2022....Well...here we go again - for another year of what has pretty much become an effort of futility. The climate change we have experienced for 6 straight years has DESTROYED the previous model for predictability regarding days at 100 or above in Roseville, CA. All temps are validated by Weather.com. 

We had an extremely enjoyable Memorial Day weekend - in another time, it would be a 10-15 days forecast.  We all know that ship hit the seas 6 years ago.  

This will be going out on a limb - and a bit of wishful thinking. Let's call this year 25-30 again. Wow! Its hard to believe I am HOPING for 25 days of 100. My personal preference is for 12 to 0. 


2021 Ol Nutter Almanac    25 to 30 days predicted....41 actual
2020 Ol Nutter Almanac    17 to 22 days predicted ...36 actual
2019 Ol Nutter Almanac.   10 days or less.....23 actual
2018 Ol Nutter Almanac   11-16 predicted.....29 actual
2017 Ol Nutter Almanac   10-14 predicted.....34 actual
2016 Ol Nutter Almanac  15-18 predicted .....30 actual
2015 Ol Nutter Almanac  12 or less predicted...16 actual
2014 Ol Nutter Almanac  11-13 predicted......14 actual
2013 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less prediceted....12 actual
2012 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less predicted...15 actual
2011 Ol Nutter Almanac  10 or less predicted....7 actual
2010 Ol Nutter Almanac 13 or less predicted.....7 actual
2009 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual
2008 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual

Saturday, May 14, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 14 Saturday

HappyUP!!! - doing some investigating
Why it happened -I had an idea
Why it makes me happy - I like solving problems...especially when it could be something that is being ignored. I learn a lot of stuff

HappyUP!!! -offer of service
Why it happened -I heard of a possible need
Why it makes me happy -I'd do the work gratis/ pro bono if my friend needs it. It would also be a very interesting case for me.  The idea excites me

HappyUP!!! - Golf on the Road
Why it happened -my buddy called me
Why it makes me happy -7:40 tee time on a Saturday away isn't my idea of a sane Tee Time. Yet, when this offer was made?...jumped at the opportunity. This person is worth it. Had a fabulous time. Course was magnificent. Weather was great. The dudes we were paired with were nice too. Great day!


Friday, May 13, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 13 Friday

 HappyUP!!! - largos

Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - those were 3 crazy little wedges I put within the flagstick today. It creates a feeling of skillfulness

HappyUP!!! - opponent best round ever
Why it happened -who knows...putting helped
Why it makes me happy -it's a special time when a guy breaks certain barriers. The gentleman I played with today is in his mid-60's. For the first time, he broke 80. It meant something. He was on the 18th tee, a challenging par 5, and was saying, "I just need to make a par."  He easily did.  It was lovely to see that kind of boyish enthusiasm.

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened -it's weather
Why it makes me happy -it will only be a matter of time until the dreaded summer comes. Today was supposed to be pretty warm but it turned out to be absolutely perfect. I really felt it into my cells. I was dressed for very hot weather so it seemed cooler

Thursday, May 12, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 12 Thursday

 HappyUP!!! -golf invite

Why it happened -my buddy wants to play
Why it makes me happy -haven't seen this guy in awhile. I have something to look forward to very soon

HappyUP!!! - client follow up
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -I always love the 21 day check in. My client is doing very well. The person may not have been doing as poorly as thought when he/she started the process. The important thing? He/she is doing BETTER! It fulfills me

HappyUP!!! - dropping off the FedEx
Why it happened -I had a return
Why it makes me happy -it was so convenient! More importantly, the dude at the register had a personality. It was a great transaction

HappyUP!!! -new workout stuff
Why it happened -my dude is more educated
Why it makes me happy -OK!...Yeah, I felt that. I don't think I will feel it tomorrow though. And THAT is why I work with this guy. I just keep getting more and more mobile. This has some wonderful carryovers

JollyJottings

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 11. Wed

 HappyUP!!! -birdie on 5

Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - the tees were up top. You just don't know what to hit there. Today? It was the sweetest little 5 iron that landed nice and soft. When you catch it like that, it's just the best

HappyUP!!! -6 iron on 8
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - this iron game might be coming back. I was going weeks, if not months, without hitting a shot like this (and the aforementioned 5 iron).  It's a properly struck ball and it's just so good to feel it when it's been gone so long

HappyUP!!! - nailing down the partnership
Why it happened -my prospect called
Why it makes me happy -this issue is settled. We are going to have a good time putting this one together.

HappyUP!!! -weeding
Why it happened - I have a garden
Why it makes me happy - it doesn't usually. The soil was so nice when I was getting into it with the agitator. The smell of the dirt was just what I needed this morning



Tuesday, May 10, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 10 Tuesday

 HappyUP!!! - results

Why it happened -I got screened
Why it makes me happy -all clear....no issues....and NOW I don't have to do it again for FIVE years! THAT is exciting to me!

HappyUP!!! - a guest
Why it happened -I invited her
Why it makes me happy -she came, she participated, she loved it, and she is going to join! Our club is all about increasing the size of the tribe. This person will be a great addition

HappyUP!!! - a client loved something
Why it happened -I got creative
Why it makes me happy -a little wordplay on "amazing" was an EXACT fit for this person. This is something the client will carry around even if the client does not fully realize it. It was a great positive seed that got planted.  

Monday, May 09, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 9 Monday

 HappyUP!!! - a substitute

Why it happened -Kaiser was prepared
Why it makes me happy - weird when you are on the table and they say that your surgeon is out today. Hey, they had a relief pitcher! Otherwise, I would have been doing the prep all over again. 

HappyUP!!! - my driver
Why it happened -I got peeps
Why it makes me happy -loved getting a little help from the kid. Grabbed a nice bite after the procedure. Appreciative to not have to put someone out too much and that they are there for me

HappyUP!!! - that Giuseppi on sweet
Why it happened -I was HUNGRY
Why it makes me happy - THIS is EXACTLY what you want post-surgery! I don't have many of these anymore but I DESERVED it today

HappyUP!!! - Window Cleaners and Hailstorm
Why it happened -it was part of my paint job
Why it makes me happy -glad these guys made it over. They were so cool and nice. Glad they weren't doing this for that surprise hail we got. That was awesome as well. These things give me joy


Sunday, May 08, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 8 Sunday

 HappyUP!!! -driving the ball

Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - not a great score today. Windy and cold. BUT, 13 out of 14 of my drives were in the fairway!....in the wind

HappyUP!!! - Hail Abated
Why it happened -who knows...it's weather
Why it makes me happy -it happened on the 9th green. We were close to the clubhouse. We took a 10 minute break. By the time we went to the 10th tee, the sun was out!!! Crazy. Tremendously lucky timing for our group

HappyUP!!! - the PREP
Why it happened -surgery tomorrow
Why it makes me happy -I have experience...and I used it. I learn something new every time. Now that I'm "good to go" I'll be ready to go in the morning

HappyUP!!! -  Fasting
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -it wasn't so bad. I was busy golfing most of the day. No access to food/snack. This might be something to incorporate once a week. Always learning


Wednesday, May 04, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 4 Wednesday

 HappyUP!!! -6 iron on 17

Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - THAT was precisely how a proper iron is struck. It has a tactile feeling that is incredible. It also came at a perfect time to get us a victory

HappyUP!!! - HOPE speech
Why it happened -its Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -I really like this speech. It requires some more work tho. (which includes taking the bad joke out of it as well as a slight political reference).  It was well received

HappyUP!!! - filing a tax thing
Why it happened -I'm the treasurer
Why it makes me happy -perhaps I missed something from 2019? Hard to believe as I am good at that. No matter, I have great records so it took very little time at all. 


Saturday, April 30, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 30 Sat

 HappyUP!!! -phone chat with V

Why it happened -we set it up
Why it makes me happy -I have known this lady forever. She truly is amazing ...I didn't realize HOW amazing she actually is. WOW. Committed to helping her out when she is ready. I think I might have powered/added flame to her taking up and accomplishing a dream

HappyUP!!! -adoption party
Why it happened -we brought in a new one...OFFICIALLY...the other day
Why it makes me happy - I was LATE (oops!!!...wrote wrong time down) but plenty of people were there and we had the greatest of conversations. 

HappyUP!!! -cancelling an appointment
Why it happened -I was feeling sub-par
Why it makes me happy -sometimes, you have to do what is best for your body. Could I have "muscled this one out"? Sure. But, why? To prove something? I have nothing to prove to anyone


Friday, April 29, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 29 Friday

 HappyUP!!! -Roseville Glass

Why it happened -I'm doing a project
Why it makes me happy -they cut me a new mirror...WHILE I WAITED!...and it wasn't a long wait. I love convenience. One trip and that's it on this deal

HappyUP!!! -cancelling golf
Why it happened -wasn't feeling well
Why it makes me happy - I caused no disruption to the guys in the group. They back filled. I could have played but it was nice to lay low

HappyUP!!! - texting on stuff
Why it happened -it's how we roll
Why it makes me happy - I relieved someone of a burden...and then did the same thing for someone else. I then enhanced the life of one of my clients.  This was all meaningful stuff ...even if it was by text. 


Thursday, April 28, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 28 Thursday

HappyUP!!! - setting up the HVAC
Why it happened -I made a phone call
Why it makes me happy -great that I can get this guy out so quickly!

HappyUP!!! - an adoption
Why it happened -the legal system
Why it makes me happy -what a joyful day at the courthouse. Nice that she got so much support. Family time!

HappyUP!!! - getting measured
Why it happened -working on the house
Why it makes me happy -how fortunate that this guy was in the neighborhood to go over this project. It gave me great ideas!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 27 Wednesday

 HappyUP!!! -charger found

Why it happened -I wasn't looking for it
Why it makes me happy -I gave up awhile back and filed this under the "it will turn up" banner. Yep, it had been displaced by someone not named me!

HappyUP!!! - painting finished
Why it happened - it was time
Why it makes me happy - everything looks so nice! Yeah, we will have some touch ups once other stuff is done but this is GREAT. Exciting

HappyUP!!! - chatting with the neighbor
Why it happened -we were both outside
Why it makes me happy -hadn't talked with this dude for a bit. He is a GREAT resource!..and a nice guy!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 26 Tuesday

 HappyUP!!! -drive time

Why it happened -heading home
Why it makes me happy -the miles just flew by with this fellow traveller. We caught a break and saved some time by going an alternate route

HappyUP!!! -seeing the paint combination
Why it happened -my painter is almost done
Why it makes me happy -it just looks FANTASTIC!

HappyUP!!! - seeing my furr balls
Why it happened -I came home
Why it makes me happy -yeah, they aren't dogs. The welcoming committee wasn't waiting at the door. Yet, I loved getting my hands on those fluffy things

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Monday, April 25, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 25. Monday


 HappyUP!!! -brekko at the course

Why it happened -we gotta eat
Why it makes me happy -nice time with the team to discuss the day. All in a lovely setting

HappyUP!!! -time on the rock
Why it happened -we are staying there
Why it makes me happy -this is one of my favorite spots in the world. Got visited by a brave squirrel and got a nice "relaxation" video to hold on to

HappyUP!!! - dinner at the Beach House
Why it happened -it was across the street
Why it makes me happy -this is one of the reasons I stay where I do when in this locale. Amazing calamari. The surf and turf I had was incredible. Super time with friends

HappyUP!!! - In Great Spirits
Why it happened -we see things differently
Why it makes me happy -we shot ourselves out of it today...but we didn't care. We got in some great fellowship all during the day


Sunday, April 24, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 24 Sunday

 HappyUP!!! -shutting down after 15

Why it happened -we got places to go
Why it makes me happy -no rush! I love not being rushed. It leaves room for error....(see next)

HappyUP!!! - missing a turnoff
Why it happened -we were engaged in talk
Why it makes me happy - yeah, it added 20 minutes to the drive. Who cares? We weren't on a strict timeline. We were having great conversation

HappyUP!!! -dinner on the wharf
Why it happened - if there is a wharf where you are, eat at it
Why it makes me happy -the food and the company couldn't have been better. The calamari was good... but there will be better tomorrow night.  How does crabbed stuffed salmon sound to you? It tasted AMAZING to me


Saturday, April 23, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 23, Saturday

 HappyUP!!! - WICKED!!!

Why it happened -I planned it
Why it makes me happy -seen it before but not in Sacramento. Awesome to catch this traveling show. Once again, it gave more than a gentle tug at my soul. Always a good thing.  The company was also superb.

HappyUP!!! - Brasserie du Monde
Why it happened - one must eat before the theater
Why it makes me happy - this place took great care of us. The sea bass was delicious. The short ribs surprised me! They even gave me 10% off because I was going to see Wicked. Not enough to pay for parking...but over half! Love that

HappyUP!!! - more planting
Why it happened -I was on a mission
Why it makes me happy - first, it needed to be done. Second, glad I could jam it in before theater and before I leave town for a couple of days tomorrow. We have some great growing weather happening. Also, I really like the smell of the dirt and planting time!

Friday, April 22, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 22, Friday

 HappyUP!!! - 3 Sandies

Why it happened -skillz 
Why it makes me happy -just building some confidence coming into the next week. Big event coming

HappyUP!!! - getting the paint chosen
Why it happened -a deadline
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE (I think) the last minute change I made. Yep, I based it on golf and something coming up. Yep, that is how a guy chooses paint! What a crack up!!! I can't imagine the consternation that would have occurred had a third party been involved. Sure, the outcome MIGHT be better but the process was easy

HappyUP!!! - Nailing down dinner plans
Why it happened -a deadline
Why it makes me happy -hey, it gets a little more crowded downtown these days than I thought. The place I am going to isn't my first choice. Yet, you know what? I often find that ends up being the best choice. Happy to get this off my desk!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 21, Thursday

 

HappyUP!!! - great session with client

Why it happened -preparation
Why it makes me happy -without the prep, this one might have been less than optimally productive. We nailed this one. Is there more work to do? Always. We established a fantastic base and covered a lot

HappyUP!!! - Thurderstorm
Why it happened -who knows?
Why it makes me happy -I don't think this one was on the radar. I was working at the computer with a FANTASTIC view when it came in. It came in HARD. We need all the water we can get. A good show made it entertaining.

HappyUP!!! - installing a new tuning machine
Why it happened -StewMac
Why it makes me happy -this company was AWESOME to deal with. When I changed things out on my guitar, it was simple. Upon completion, it was like I had a brand new instrument available to me. I had forgotten how sweet this baby sounds! 

HappyUP!!! - Aint No Grave and Gunfight at the OK Corral
Why it happened -I got a buddy
Why it makes me happy -couldn't resist dashing these off to him...on my new baby!






Wednesday, April 20, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 20, Wed

 HappyUP!!! - Pitching wedge to 4

Why it happened -I practiced it
Why it makes me happy -if I can get this little tweener shot down, it is really going to help. Got it to 4 feet today. Love progress and improvement

HappyUP!!! - closet plan
Why it happened -it came upon me
Why it makes me happy -the painting/remodeling going on is inspiring some new ideas. I am looking forward to doing some serious "scorched earth." If you can't build more space, create it!

HappyUP!!! - Cowichan evaluation
Why it happened -it was my turn
Why it makes me happy -all of these years, I still get a little nervous. I really want to give great advice. "White washing" is not helpful or motivating.  I nailed it with both speakers tonight. 





Tuesday, April 19, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 19, Tuesday

 HappyUP!!! -GREAT Toastmasters meeting

Why it happened -we are good
Why it makes me happy - 3 speeches, 3 evaluations, and 6 table topics all in 70 minutes. Efficient. Members filled in roles. Our new guys gave first evaluations (they volunteered..AWESOME) and did seasoned jobs! INCREDIBLE. Love the energy and the growth

HappyUP!!! - hitting some balls
Why it happened -getting tuned up
Why it makes me happy -found a little something "old school" with my wedges that I can't wait to try on the course. I used to be a hell of a wedge player with these techniques. If I start throwing these in tight, I am on my way

HappyUP!!! - two referrals
Why it happened -I am attractive?
Why it makes me happy - looking forward to my new client this week...and the two friends that will be reaching out shortly. It is humbling in my business when you get this level of trust.