HappyUP!!! - tax appointment
Why it happened - it's that time
Why it makes me happy - 2009 was my first year of full retirement. Because I didn't really pay in, I had no clue how it was going to go. I was prepared to have to write a check that would have been substantial. As it turns out, I am probably going to get a dribble back!
HappyUP!!! - finding my ball on 18
Why it happened - I took an unlikely peek
Why it makes me happy - the last thing you want to do on the final hole is lose your golf ball in a hazard. My tee shot was errant right over a hill. When I tried to gouge it out of the tall grass, the weeds grabbed my club and turned it violently to the left. I watched the ball bound across the fairway toward the pond but thought, "it should be fine." I didn't think it would roll into the hazard. When we got to where my ball was supposed to be, we couldn't find it. I pulled a couple of balls out of the pond...not mine. As I was about to give up and head back to the cart, I saw a rather suspicious burrowing animal hole. I bent down, looked way back in there......HappyUP!!!!...there it was. If I don't find that ball, I'm paying out versue receiving cash from my playing partner.
HappyUP!!! - shot at a skin
Why it happened - I got a birdie on 2
Why it makes me happy - we play a Net Skin game on the weekend out at our club. With my handicap, they don't dish out a lot of strokes so I have to birdie a tough hole for a shot at some cash. That 6 iron I whistled in there was a thing of beauty
HappyUP!!! - the return of my putter (in a couple of ways)
Why it happened - I got it repaired and altered
Why it makes me happy - when you hit it like I do, you have to be able to putt. My putting had left me for a couple of days. Trust me, in golf and especially putting, it's all about confidence and thinking you can make putts. A couple of days off with the short stick is no big deal...you can have putting slumps for months
HappyUP!!! - sis in law birthday
Why it happened - it was one of those that ends in a zero
Why it makes me happy - we all went out to the Koi Palace. I couldn't believe how good the food was. Over the top and too much of it. It was great to spend time with sis' family as well as my nephews.
Shot at a skin...birdie on 2
Finding ball in a burrowing animal hole
Getting taxes done
Sis in law's birthday dinner