Friday, July 10, 2020

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2020

Days Predicted:  17-22
Days to Date:  11 

The DAYS  (as reported by for Roseville, CA 95678)

1) 6/3 ..102  2) 6/4..102 3) 6/19...100 4)6/22...102 5) 6/23...101  6) 6/24...102 7) 6/25...103.
 8) 6/26...104 9) 7/5...101 10) 7/9...100   11) 7/10...102.   12) 7/11....    13)7/12 ...... 14) 7/13 .... 

7/10 UPDATE - Tossed 3 more on in the last 11 days.....and 3 more AT LEAST coming BAM BAM BAM.  June had more 100 degree days than last year BUT the average high and low for the day were about a degree less than last ....well.....that's something!

6/29 UPDATE - OK....8 days through the end of June. WE only had 5 through the end of June last year when we ended up with 23 days. It looks like we will be in the clear for at least the first week of July. July is always the brutal month.

5/30/2020 - It's Almanac time again! Yep, as WORTHLESS as it's been for the last four years, I am STILL going to do it again.

This year - I think there just has to be a calibration for the fact that we may be having some Global Warming.

I didn't say it was "man made" - that can be a bit subjective (nope...I trust scientists about as much as politicians)

That said  - if it is "man made" one would think things might cool down a little this year too. All of us are staying inside, not driving as much, not as much manufacturing. So, I gotta figure that in as well.

Factoring all that in.....The Almanac is going to call for 17-22 days of 100 degrees or more as reported by

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

HappyUP!!! Day 5203

HappyUP!!! - 8 iron/birdie 14
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -somehow in the midst of the mess that today was, I stuck this gem to 5 feet and made the putt! My partner and I were needing that!

HappyUP!!! - my partner on 9
Why it happened -two of the best back to back's I have ever seen him hit
Why it makes me happy -a Gimmie birdie on 9? You don't KNOW how big that is! A little unlkely too! Saved my fandango!!!

HappyUP!!! - keeping it cool
Why it happened -we all rode
Why it makes me happy -today had the potential to be one of those oppressive days. We played fast and kept it in the shade.  Not my favorite time in Sac Valley

Thursday, July 09, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5202

HappyUP!!! - meeting with neighbor
Why it happened -he knows stuff
Why it makes me happy -I think I might be able to get this done!...myself!!!

HappyUP!!! -so many chats
Why it happened -I made some calls
Why it makes me happy - Carol, B, Sharls, the Landman, ....just GREAT and informative convos.

HappyUP!!! - solid emailing
Why it happened -I am doing some planning
Why it makes me happy -more great info with some great people. Very helpful!!!

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5201

HappyUP!!! - Cowichan TM
Why it happened -I'm a member now
Why it makes me happy -what a fun little group to hang with on a Wed night!  A couple of great speeches. Lots of Table Topics time. Good stuff

HappyUP!!! -delivering the joke
Why it happened -I was asked
Why it makes me happy -I NAILED it...and I customized it to their theme

HappyUP!!! - splitting it up...and still getting the win
Why it happened -a guy had to leave
Why it makes me happy -so happy we started with allowed us to finish with 4. Flexibility is a good thing!!!

HappyUP!!! Day 5200

HappyUP!!! - Nutter Butter bunting
Why it happened -I had it lying around
Why it makes me happy -I think I have the greatest Zoom background ever!!!

HappyUP!!! - don't chat at the meeting
Why it happened -it's become an issue
Why it makes me happy -...and it will be very easy to fix!

HappyUP!!! - chatting with VP Membership
Why it happened - one thing led to another
Why it makes me happy -just love this lady! Great to hear how much she gets from our group!!!

Monday, July 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5199

HappyUP!!! - morning walk
Why it happened -my buddy hit me up
Why it makes me happy -THIS would be a great summer habit. Hit the trail at 6:30 for an hour and a half or two. Great time...and good for ya

HappyUP!!! -just KILLING the errands
Why it happened -I was on it
Why it makes me happy was hot. I was undeterred. I must have made 6 stops and got it all done in no more than 2 hours

HappyUP!!! - Bullett Bourbon
Why it happened - I scooped some up today
Why it makes me happy - not my usual "home drink" but it was a nice little change of pace tonight

Sunday, July 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5198

HappyUP!!! - Pete K
Why it happened -it was a special match
Why it makes me happy -LOVE this guy. He plays in a different group. Great to mix it up and talk about the greens committee. He's probably going to shoot his age this year....and THAT is impressive

HappyUP!!! - BK and the business
Why it happened -I'm curious
Why it makes me happy -I never would have thought of these kinds of things....and how vast this insurance company is

HappyUP!!! - another walk completed
Why it happened -I gutted it out
Why it makes me happy -3 days walking in a it is heating up!!! But...I can still do it

HappyUP!!! - gorgeous 100 yard uphill wedge to 16
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - this is definitely a "tweener" usually....not this time. It was an "exacter"

Saturday, July 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5197

HappyUP!!! - Fourth of July
Why it happened -the family
Why it makes me happy -fireworks for the young ones....some tri-tip...the other usual delicious side time.

HappyUP!!! - a cold Coors light
Why it happened -I had a mule
Why it makes me happy -I don't drink much beer anymore...BUT.....if you stick one in someone's ice chest and POP IT on a hot day on about hole 11?...REFRESHING as it gets!!!

HappyUP!!! - greenie 9 iron on 5
Why it happened -still got some skills
Why it makes me happy - starting to have a much better mentality about this hole!!!

HappyUP!!! - leftover pizza
Why it happened -I asked last night
Why it makes me happy -what a PERFECT little lunch to tide me over!!!

Friday, July 03, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5196

HappyUP!!! - a free mask
Why it happened -I hinted
Why it makes me happy -I am hell bent on not having to BUY a mask if I don't need to. With that goal, it is good to know a seamstress or two!!!

HappyUP!!! - evening fun
Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -nice to sit outside with the couples people. Lovely home and setting

HappyUP!!! - 8 live bets going into 18
Why it happened -tight match
Why it makes me happy -that is about as MANY as you can have. You have to have a LOT of back and forth going on to set up that scenario. Excitement

Thursday, July 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5195

HappyUP!!! - Boom Boom Shrimp
Why it happened -the club employee mis-heard me
Why it makes me happy -I ended up with 2 dinners last night (not one). PERFECT for an unexpected delicious lunch today!!!

HappyUP!!! -my friend passed
Why it happened -she had a good session
Why it makes me happy -I was glad to help...and get her over the hump. OUTSTANDING!!!

HappyUP!!! - canned food
Why it happened -I may be converting
Why it makes me happy -those kitties came RUNNING to dinner. Part of this is that I don't "free feed" anymore...but...they LOVED this treat

HappyUP!!! -big sleep
Why it happened -tired?
Why it makes me happy - I almost got in 8 last night!!! I'm more of a 6.5 hour guy. It felt pretty darn good!!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5194

HappyUP!!! - putting
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - it is the only thing I can really count on lately. Glad it was there today or it could have been ugly

HappyUP!!! - the Mc's
Why it happened - he was invited
Why it makes me happy -haven't seen one of them in a long time. The other is a great guy as well. Nice to have guest BJ play too! Great day

HappyUP!!! - visiting with J and G
Why it happened -they were playing behind us
Why it makes me happy -just great to do a little catching up and finding out the latest skinny

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5193

HappyUP!!! - I'm a dual club member
Why it happened -we did a "prisoner exchange"
Why it makes me happy -it is going to help us get to the number we need

HappyUP!!! -....getting to the number we needed
Why it happened - lots of horse trading and creativity
Why it makes me happy -we QUALIFIED...despite moving to Zoom...and what the virus did to us. We are a club that is in some pretty rare air

HappyUP!!! - birthday party
Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -too bad I was a little late...but it was nice visiting with my neighbor

Monday, June 29, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5192

HappyUP!!! - paying my partner
Why it happened - we won
Why it makes me happy -great to walk over to his business....and deliver the do-re-mi! Another celebration

HappyUP!!! - commitment from DG
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy -hope this member comes back....he did pay the freight!

HappyUP!!! - CPD approved
Why it happened -I did the work
Why it makes me happy -it's just one more thing to get off my plate

HappyUP!!! -RTT session
Why it happened -a friend needed help
Why it makes me happy -we did some good work. I always wonder what happens to the client when they come out of's pretty much always, "that was amazing."  This person has been in therapy before...a lot. He had never had this revelation or experience before

Sunday, June 28, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5191

HappyUP!!! - our clubhouse manager
Why it happened -he came up and chatted
Why it makes me happy -it was great spending some time with him. He even grabbed me (not literally) to give me an update later. I was so happy to get the real skinny about what it takes to stay open. It has been a blessing. It is NO TIME to let our guard down!

HappyUP!!! - LW says he is IN
Why it happened -I did some arm twisting
Why it makes me happy -we WILL reach our goal by June 30. I can feel it and taste it now!

HappyUP!!! - our playing partners
Why it happened -we were paired with them
Why it makes me happy -it was SOOO MUCH fun playing with this guy and his dad. I had not met them before. The son has a cool job. Great family!

HappyUP!!! - greatest break ever AND bringing it home
Why it happened -just gutting it out
Why it makes me happy -after the worst individual start I have had (big thanks to my partner for keeping us in there), I drilled a hybrid into the trees left of 7. SOMEHOW the ball ended up 18 feet from the pin.....and I buried that putt. That was good for $200 in the skins game. I managed to par the last 4 holes of the back 9 with some chipping and putting to get us into a card off to get paid in the tournament as well! WINNERS!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5190

HappyUP!!! - Sprouts sushi
Why it happened -picked some up this morning
Why it makes me happy - WOW!!! Usually, what you get in the grocery store? NOT that great. This stuff was absolutely the best!!!

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 4
Why it happened -great wedge and solid putt
Why it makes me happy -it's tournament day 1. We needed to get something going. Hopes flying high at this point

HappyUP!!! - stiffing it on 10
Why it happened -a wedge to 4 feeet
Why it makes me happy - sure, I missed the putt (uggggh)...but when I hit it and saw where it was...I was thinking, "here we go!"

HappyUP!!! - staying home
Why it happened -I'm like that
Why it makes me happy - as tempting as the good time would have been, I have to stick to my Covid principles., family, and personal/medical care. THAT is pretty much my life through Dec.  I'm proud that I can pass up a good time for a bit! NOT NEEDY!

Friday, June 26, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5189

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies
Why it happened -I'm putting things back together
Why it makes me happy -it's all about the birdies. Hit 7 greens and you get some chances. Nothing lucky or flukey about these. Some killer wedge and 9 iron play and solid putts

HappyUP!!! - partner tossing down a 33 on the back
Why it happened -he's that good
Why it makes me happy -with me holding up my end and him "bringing it home," the win was assured. Better than that, just great to see him bust out. It was a very quiet 3 under par

HappyUP!!! - Prime Rib
Why it happened - I ordered it
Why it makes me happy - haven't had this in awhile. A LOVELY Friday night treat!!!

HappyUP!!! -FB playing with us
Why it happened -he is in town
Why it makes me happy -LOVE this guy. I hardly ever get to play with him. Just so much fun!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5188

HappyUP!!! - getting treated
Why it happened -helping out a friend
Why it makes me happy -I am a tough one to treat. She did a great job. If she wants, this one will get it done for her!

HappyUP!!! -Zucchini claimed...AGAIN
Why it happened -we have a co-op
Why it makes me happy -I have a bad habit of not picking these until they get big. BUT...I guess people LIKE it that way.

HappyUP!!! - learnings about cats
Why it happened -I keep reading
Why it makes me happy - owned them forever....but...there really is more into it than I have ever thought. My fur balls need more ME. I'm good with that!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5187

HappyUP!!! - winning in another country
Why it happened -I visited Victoria
Why it makes me happy -nice to see these lovely people again. Their reverse meeting was a HOOT! Glad I did it in reverse as I am not sure I would have seen much fault in this great speech

HappyUP!!! - recovering
Why it happened - I needed some AC
Why it makes me happy -after 18 holes walking...and finishing at 2:30...before it really got hot...I was wiped OUT!!! 15 minutes in the AC, I was much better. I almost took a nap behind the 18 green

HappyUP!!! - a couple of birdies
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy -the putt on 6 was just dreamy....and that wedge on 10? LOVELY would be the way to describe it

HappyUP!!! - playing with the doc
Why it happened -he had today off and it's Covid
Why it makes me happy -so glad he can join us. He can't pursue his usual Wednesday hobby due to things being closed. Nice to have him with us

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5186

HappyUP!!! - recruiting with the Prez
Why it happened -we got work to do
Why it makes me happy -we got two unexpected. With those, we have a shot at getting this done!

HappyUP!!! - 5 miler
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy - meeting...then meeting after the was starting to heat up out there.....but I hit it. Anything is possible with a bit of water!

HappyUP!!! - a past member jumped in to help
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy - this was a BIG LIFT at the end of the day!

Monday, June 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5185

HappyUP!!! - JS walk
Why it happened -he made the suggestion
Why it makes me happy -nearly 6 miles of chatting with a buddy I love? ...on a peaceful trail? What's not to like?

HappyUP!!! -trekking poles
Why it happened -I had an REI dividend
Why it makes me happy -the old guy that sold these to me is a LEGEND. I got the full training on how to use them.'s all on me to get out there

HappyUP!!! - Sprouts
Why it happened -I gotta eat
Why it makes me happy -got some GREAT stuff today that I can't wait to try. LOVE this little store

Sunday, June 21, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5184

HappyUP!!! - Bringing the NUTTER CUP HOME!!!
Why it happened -last hole heroics
Why it makes me happy -the kids had us going into 18. We were 1 down...they both hit prodigious drives in front of us. Yet....."old guy guile" prevailed and we wrestled the cup away. Fun family times

HappyUP!!! -35 on the back 9
Why it happened -ball striking
Why it makes me happy -hit 8 out of 9 greens on the back. The one I missed? The ball rolled through. I'm not known as a ball striker. Glad I handled it well. Best 9 hole stretch since I started playing again

HappyUP!!! - Fathers Day
Why it happened -the pool kids put it on
Why it makes me happy -a burger...a with the B-man...great day

Saturday, June 20, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5183

HappyUP!!! - early car wash
Why it happened -I am ON IT
Why it makes me happy -who washes their car before 7 in the morning....just in time to get to the golf course? THIS GUY! Great move

HappyUP!!! -salmon salad
Why it happened -I gotta eat
Why it makes me happy - salad does WONDERFUL things for me...and the salmon is good too

HappyUP!!! - breaking even
Why it happened -a rally
Why it makes me happy -there are days when a tie really is a win!!!

Friday, June 19, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5182

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 16
Why it happened -great drive, nice wedge, fantastic putt
Why it makes me happy - it was my first one in about FOUR rounds!!! THAT is a drought...and it's great to break it

HappyUP!!! - breaking even
Why it happened -a bit of us...more of them
Why it makes me happy -we were getting creamed....18 was the turning point. 9 helped too. This could have been a bloodbath

HappyUP!!! - package delivered
Why it happened -I ordered things
Why it makes me happy -the kitties LOVED the stuff I got. I have a lot of work to do with them. My perspective has totally changed from cat owner to cat GUARDIAN

HappyUP!!! - Firepit time
Why it happened - we were done golfing
Why it makes me happy - fire going on....just some great time outside in the shade on a hot day. We LOVE being outside. This has been a plus from the Covid thing. We would have been inside last year.