Monday, November 30, 2020

HappyUP!!! day 5346

 HappyUP!!! - fireplace dude

Why it happened -I had a problem
Why it makes me happy -it took 30 days to get on their calendar....but my insert is fixed...and I will be back to heating from the efficient source. He was a joy to work with. He did extra mile stuff...and he got an extra reward for his kitties. Sooooooo glad I had that generous gift to give him

HappyUP!!! - Portia to the vet
Why it happened -I figured it out
Why it makes me happy's bad when you have to call the vet, "can't make the appointment cuz I can't catch her." I figured out how to do it. I got lacerations getting her into the crate. She was a. CHAMP today and I learned some stuff from the vet

HappyUP!!! -great weather for my friends
Why it happened - I have friends
Why it makes me happy -no regrets on enforcing my COVID policy and skipping this GREAT trip. I'm thrilled that my buddies are getting the best weather possible. It's a looooooong drive to play in possible crappy weather. Im so happy they didn't have to. 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5345

 HappyUP!!! - the 18th hole

Why it happened -we golf
Why it makes me happy -its so interesting. We play for a is a pressure point. It was fascinating to see what MELTED down on 18 today. It wasn't me or my partner

HappyUP!!! - my partner's shot...and my shot...on 18
Why it happened -we have been there
Why it makes me happy -we both hit TREMENDOUS shots....our opponents?...not so much. My partner isn't about to become Partner of the Year for nothing

HappyUP!!! - egg scramble
Why it happened -I gotta eat
Why it makes me happy - somehow....I learned to cook...and...I had fresh eggs from my neighbors. Wow!!! Way more yellow than store bought eggs

Saturday, November 28, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5344

 HappyUP!!! - Emminence Front

Why it happened -having a convo
Why it makes me happy -listened to it many times today. An old song. A bit obscure. Not The Who's biggest hit by a mile......but just hits my ear and puts me in a grooooover

HappyUP!!! - putt on 17
Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy - it was a bone breaker to the opponents. 40 feet...1 foot of left to right break..and it just kept tumbling...."on line" the entire ride....looked like it could come up a few inches disappeared

HappyUP!!! - wedge to 18
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - our backs were still up against the wall....especially when I was 100 yards out and all of my fellow players had hit their third shot. Only one way to pull this out....and I put it to 4 feet and made the birdie putt. A birdie birdie's about accomplishment of years of doing this. Did I create world peace today? NOPE....I just experienced happiness in the moment...and...happiness is never's a pursuit....a place you get to visit once in awhile...and that is the sweet spot

Friday, November 27, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5343

HappyUP!!! - wedge into 18
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - had to take it over the corner of the bunker...with a 3/4 wedge. This is easy to screw up...usually a dead pull. This baby sailed high and with dead weight within 8 feet....right when we needed it.  Then, for good measure, snuggled that little left to righter (with consequences) right into the cup for birdie!...which led to.....

HappyUP!!! - a NUTTER CUP title defense
Why it happened -brother , the nephews , and myself do that
Why it makes me happy -it didn't look that promising on the 18th tee...or even after two shots on the 18th hole. We got a little help...and also took advantage

HappyUP!!! - our guest, Gene
Why it happened -my brother invited him
Why it makes me happy - what a lovely gentleman! That was a fun day on the course. 

HappyUP!!! - won a couple of skins
Why it happened -see that "wedge into 18" above?
Why it makes me happy - got my money back with a 100% return with that little shot. 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

HappyUP!! Day 5342


HappyUP!!! - Dinner Invitations
Why it happened -considerate friends
Why it makes me happy - people know my situation.  I always get a few invitations to share Thanksgiving with people. It happened again this year....even with COVID. I am blessed

HappyUP!!! - Queens Gambit
Why it happened -I was chilling
Why it makes me happy -wow!....had to turn off the tube after a couple of episodes. I could have gone further but I have stuff to do. Yes, this is a good one

HappyUP!!! - getting some clean up done
Why it happened -it needed to
Why it makes me happy -yeah, I can be a bit messy. Sometimes, you just need to attack. Made a small dent today. That is OK...I have time. 

HappyUP!!! - after dinner walk
Why it happened -it needed to
Why it makes me happy -no "tryptophan zone out" for this kid. It was "hit the trail." What a gorgeous day!!! Did it in just a jogging shirt!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5341


HappyUP!!! - birdies
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - a nice little running PW on 6 and PUSHING that 9 iron on 13. That 9 iron was kind of amazing...a lot of experience went into getting that one where it needed to be...and a SWEET putt

HappyUP!!! - a nice win for the leader
Why it happened -I did some carrying today
Why it makes me happy - he's never won POY (Partner of the Year). Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!!!

HappyUP!!! - Cowichan
Why it happened -it's a Wed night thing
Why it makes me happy - we were small but experienced and made a GREAT meeting out of it

HappyUP!!! - Thanksgiving is squared away
Why it happened -I made a last minute move
Why it makes me happy -it's going to be a GREAT day!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5340

 HappyUP!!! - 3 speeches

Why it happened -we have active members
Why it makes me happy - it is GREAT when our agenda is packed. It keeps everyone on point. We put on a heck of a show today

HappyUP!!! - call from VBD
Why it happened -I was being thought of
Why it makes me happy - great chat and an interesting opportunity

HappyUP!!! - delivering
Why it happened -it's what I do
Why it makes me happy -I thought I nailed it...and...I kinda did....then...I watched the playback. Zoom definitely brings some speaking challenges that I haven't mastered

HappyUP!!! -a realtor sign
Why it happened -I was walking
Why it makes me happy - the level of wackiness on this sign was.....hmmm......weird, funny or cute. I can't decide. It didn't make much sense but it got my attention

Monday, November 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5339

HappyUP!!! - clean teeth

Why it happened -I have that done
Why it makes me happy -c' know the feeling! PLUS, my Hygenist went old school due to "da vid" ultra-sonic (that can hurt a little).  Love my healthcare workers

HappyUP!!! - found a problem
Why it happened - fixing another problem
Why it makes me happy -not sure I would have caught this until too late. It may take a pro to fix this. That is OK. It's why I have them as part of my staff

HappyUP!!! - walking and writing
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - came home after an hour, got out the big paper on the wall, outlined, and then wrote a winner. I can't wait to deliver it!

Sunday, November 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5338

 HappyUP!!! - back to back birdies

Why it happened -great putts
Why it makes me happy -I have NEVER made that putt from off the green right to the back center pin up that hill. Then, another 20 footer on 14. We NEEDED us right back in the game

HappyUP!!! - shorts and shirt sleeves
Why it happened -I was very comfortable
Why it makes me happy -everyone else was bundled up. I was very comfortable today. A touch chilly coming in but no big deal. 

HappyUP!!! - Straight knockin
Why it happened - been working on it
Why it makes me happy - 14 out of 14 straight balls off the tee today. I'm sure I have done that at some point......but NOT in years!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5337

 HappyUP!!! - Short Stuff Cafe

Why it happened -I was hungry and heading by
Why it makes me happy -I do NOT know why I don't grab brekko or lunch more often at the gas station! Just delicious!!!

HappyUP!!! -fabulous walk
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy -almost let this opportunity slide away. Perfect clothing for the weather...had a great training going on. Outstanding!!!

HappyUP!!! - solutions
Why it happened -I was in that mode
Why it makes me happy - I have a lot of catching up to do on some things. Big dent taken out of that today

Friday, November 20, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5336


HappyUP!!! - bladey wedge birdie 17
Why it happened -I have skillz
Why it makes me happy -I just LOVE whipping this shot out. It is ridiculously easy with a little practice. When I knock one in (and it happens often), it is satisfying. I took the slight effort to figure out something others don't want to

HappyUP!!! - shorts and sleeves
Why it happened -I was determined
Why it makes me happy -yeah, it was a little brisk on the last hole or two.....but invigorating as well. I was amazed at how bundled up some people were

HappyUP!!! - 9 iron punch into 18
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - downhill lie....sitting on mud basically...I knew I had to hit a cute little knock down off that lie....and put it to 10 feet. Nice way to finish up and secure a comeback win!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5335


HappyUP!!! - trips to the Vet
Why it happened -I scheduled them
Why it makes me happy -glad to get 2 out of 3 tackled today. No MAJOR issues (well, other than Q-ball was being a bit grumpy)

HappyUP!!! - flu shot
Why it happened -its that time
Why it makes me happy - hey, if the kitties had to get their shots, why wouldn't I? This was absolutely the BEST!!! No need to get out of the car. ....and they gave me a mask!

HappyUP!!! - cleaning inside the windshield
Why it happened -it NEEDED it
Why it makes me happy -I HATE doing this job....usually! I got a little tip from my glass expert. A lot of times, you end up just smearing that film around. Nope...not with the secret!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5334


HappyUP!!! - RAIN!!!
Why it happened -it's weather
Why it makes me happy -THIS WAS A DOOOOOOZY!!! It was just awesome to see it pour. It's been awhile

HappyUP!!! - Nick Names
Why it happened -it was Wed night theme
Why it makes me happy -the Vancouver Island club knocked it out of the park tonight! What a great way to do a meeting!

HappyUP!!! - evaluating JG
Why it happened -I was up
Why it makes me happy -I got the best evaluator award but, more importantly, I did great work and was helpful>

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5333

HappyUP!!! - RTT chat
Why it happened -we did an assessment
Why it makes me happy - we made a VERY serious breakthrough! It was something to give my client something to think about. 

HappyUP!!! - 2 great speeches
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -both of our speakers really BROUGHT IT today. Most of the time, there is a clear winner. I had trouble voting today.

HappyUP!!! - really understanding the imbalance
Why it happened -I heard something
Why it makes me happy -it is a very interesting perspective about our country. The left owns virtually all of the media....and entertainment.  Additionally, the tech world has decided that it is more likely that the politicians will leave them alone if they pour money to the left. Yeah, there is money that goes into the right from conservative businesses.....but the left controls virtually all day to day exposure. Fascinating

Monday, November 16, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5332


HappyUP!!! - talking with the bro
Why it happened -I called
Why it makes me happy -great insight to a persnickety issue!

HappyUP!!! - texting with a distant friend
Why it happened -I made an inquiry
Why it makes me happy -great to get an update. My, how that person's life has changed!!! Exciting times, I suppose. 

HappyUP!!! - RTT appointment booked
Why it happened -a client reached out
Why it makes me happy -LOVE return clients...especially the ones that had been awhile. It is a form of validation.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5331


HappyUP!!! - The Masters
Why it happened -it's a tradition like no other
Why it makes me happy NOVEMBER?...with no patrons? It was different but it was still a Green Jacket on the line. Not very exciting but the best golfer showed why

HappyUP!!! - Another win with the POY leader
Why it happened -team effort
Why it makes me happy - just LOVE winning!!!

HappyUP!!! - brekko delivered
Why it happened -we were hungry
Why it makes me happy - really nice for the three of us to munch out on the 2nd tee after the shop was kind enough to bring us breakfast for 3. I was HUNGRY!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5330


HappyUP!!! - One Man Scramble
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -did I win? Nope. Did I cash a check? Nope.....for the third year in a row! Just didn't "bring it" today.....but played with a couple of good dudes, great weather, and a lot of fun

HappyUP!!! - 9 iron/wedge on 5
Why it happened -I came across something
Why it makes me happy - these were both PERFECT draws....the way I used to hit irons. It is something to work on.....HOPE is always a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - fire pit time
Why it happened - we do that these days
Why it makes me happy -I had a great seat near the it started to chill down....buddies all around ....just awesome

Friday, November 13, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5329


HappyUP!!! - a repeat performance
Why it happened -my little buddy needed it
Why it makes me happy -my little COVID patient needed "the doctor" to give her that sleeping pill again....and it worked again. Found out that, last time, she slept straight through to 9 in the morning! She was amazed. Even recorded it this time

HappyUP!!! - nice win with the POY leader
Why it happened -more him than me
Why it makes me happy -he really covered my fanny today. His birdie on 9 was JUST what the doctor ordered

HappyUP!!! - chip in on 4
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - this was a long chip...all the way across the green left to a pin that, if you go by, you are gone. This thing was a gem! I had the club in the air when it still had 10 feet to go. MAGIC STUFF!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5328


HappyUP!!! - Dr Phil
Why it happened -I caught him being interviewed
Why it makes me happy -"Before you judge, you too are probably a piece of shit. Get your bearings before you jump." He's just the best at times!!!

HappyUP!!! - a 10 miler
Why it happened -my buddy hit me up
Why it makes me happy -glad I cleared my calendar for this one. It really gave me some needed perspective. Great fellowship on a gorgeous day!

HappyUP!!! - client time
Why it happened -we set it up
Why it makes me happy -great follow up chat with this guy. He's not pretending to be a winner anymore. He is believing it now and not faking it. Sure, more work to do but he is so much farther along than when we started. Incredible work on his part

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5327


HappyUP!!! - Lenny Kravitz
Why it happened -I caught him being interviewed
Why it makes me happy -"it's all about putting positive energy into the world". THAT guy has to be one of the coolest people in the world. 

HappyUP!!! -13 fairways hit
Why it happened - I have been working on it
Why it makes me happy -13/'s hard to beat that! LOVE driving it straight!!!

HappyUP!!! - Vancouver Reunion
Why it happened -great support from the RTT mothership
Why it makes me happy -great to catch up with my fellow graduates. Just awesome to see them again!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5326


HappyUP!!! - John S stepped it up
Why it happened -we were light this morning
Why it makes me happy -we still had a great meeting.  Our president delivered a GREAT speech considering he didn't prep very much. THAT is called GROWTH and I LOVE that I was a piece of it

HappyUP!!! -snuck in a walk
Why it happened -just did it
Why it makes me happy -I could have let this one pass but...NO....I hit it hard!!!

HappyUP!!! - Gilligans Island trivia
Why it happened -I was doing some scanning
Why it makes me happy -I grew up on this show. It was FANTASTIC to learn some behind the scenes stuff. Such fun!!!

Monday, November 09, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5325

HappyUP!!! - great chat with a client
Why it happened -they love me
Why it makes me happy -it is a sacred privilege to be of service...especially to someone that is of such high stature. Yep, the "perfect people" need help too. Such an honor

HappyUP!!! - putting my friend to sleep
Why it happened -I have those skills
Why it makes me happy -I have a friend in Ohio who has the COVID. We were texting. She hadn't been sleeping. I got the OK and called her and immediately used my RTT skills. She started out coughing but was then asleep within 5 minutes

HappyUP!!! - liberal terms
Why it happened -I was listening to some of "those" shows
Why it makes me happy - "white fragility"..."Diet fascism"...."punish conservatives"....these things entertain me. Those "woke" people crack me up

Sunday, November 08, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5324


HappyUP!!! - GatorAde run
Why it happened -I was requested
Why it makes me happy -my neighbor ladies all have the Covid. They hit me up to make a run for them. I had those electrolytes on their doorstep within 15 minutes. 

HappyUP!!! - Town Hall meeting
Why it happened -my club does that
Why it makes me happy -I like some of the things that are happening. VERY encouraging

HappyUP!!! - only costing myself
Why it happened -my partner had another partner
Why it makes me happy -when I STINK like I did today, it's nice that my partner had an alternative to make up my loss and break even. 

Saturday, November 07, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5323


HappyUP!!! - RTT Training
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -GREAT stuff as I maintain my Continuing Professional Development. Really interesting curriculum on how people work

HappyUP!!! - 4 miler
Why it happened -I needed it
Why it makes me happy - it gave me some time to do some nature and absorb what I had learned

HappyUP!!! - the cats
Why it happened -I own the
Why it makes me happy -they were ABSOLUTELY cracking me up all day. I don't know what was into them but they were REALLY playful today

Friday, November 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5322


HappyUP!!! - losing two rolls
Why it happened -it happens
Why it makes me happy -more than happy to host the party for my boys

HappyUP!!! - getting one bought for me
Why it happened - they wanted to keep me around
Why it makes me happy - it's just fun! Great time with the wives. Great day

HappyUP!!! - Happy Feet
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -glad that my buddy pointed it out. It is something to work on!!!

Thursday, November 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5321


HappyUP!!! - hosting my buddy
Why it happened -we made it happen
Why it makes me happy -so GREAT to play some golf with this guy today!!! Great time for fellowship

HappyUP!!! - tee shot on 14
Why it happened -I YANKED that one
Why it makes me happy -this just made me laugh! Straight into a tree just off the tee...up and over us to our right...down the hill BEHIND us and nearly in the sand trap of the previous hole. NOT the place you want to be hitting 2 from. YET...I came ONE INCH from making a par!!!

HappyUP!!! - chip in birdie on 18
Why it happened -I still got it
Why it makes me happy -LOVE a chip in!!! ESPECIALLY on the last hole. 

HappyUP!!! - an evening break
Why it happened -I was aware
Why it makes me happy - I am going to keep this one to myself. Just VERY lucky!!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5320


HappyUP!!! - 6 iron into 2
Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy - once in awhile, you catch one EXACTLY how it is supposed to be hit. This goes beyond a good shot. It is what I call "properly" hit. My ball striking is not the best at the moment. When I catch one of these, it thrills me!!!

HappyUP!!! -malarkey
Why it happened -I was the grammarian
Why it makes me happy -so much fun to make fun of our likely next president. The club up in Canada used the heck out of the word. It was used more than ANY word of the day that I have ever heard! THAT is good work on my part

HappyUP!!! - weight
Why it happened -taking care of business
Why it makes me happy -OK....I don't have any Covid pounds on's time to get on to the next step which is leaving this year with less of me than came in. I have two months...I got this!!!

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5319


HappyUP!!! - Election Day
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -it's FINALLY over!!! Yeah, I am pretty sure we won't KNOW tonight but all of the ads can stop. There will be rancor in the aftermath, I am sure. For now, time for us all to relax.

HappyUP!!! - my buddy SS
Why it happened -I called
Why it makes me happy - I needed an answer to a question. We had had some FB political debate. I assured him it had NOTHING to do with that. There was also a bit of burnt peace as a nice sidebar

HappyUP!!! - CG delivering
Why it happened -it was her turn to speak
Why it makes me happy -I was THRILLED to hear her speak in a club setting. Since joining us as a dual member, this was the first time. It was AWESOME

Monday, November 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5318


HappyUP!!! - back in touch with RT
Why it happened -I texted him
Why it makes me happy - we had had some confusion. Such a joy to be back in touch with my buddy

HappyUP!!! - client e-mail
Why it happened -they do that
Why it makes me happy -he is doing so well now. Another session isn't needed at the moment. There will probably be some fine tuning in the future

HappyUP!!! - Smart N Final boarded up
Why it happened -somebody overreacted
Why it makes me happy - I just laughed. Yeah, we have an election happening. If it goes against the left, I HIGHLY doubt this place is going to be a target. It was funny!

Sunday, November 01, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5317


HappyUP!!! - The Nutter Cup
Why it happened - it was a birthday
Why it makes me happy -.....and the old guys (my bro and I) took it to the nephews!

HappyUP!!! - birdies on 18
Why it happened -showing off?
Why it makes me happy -we didn't need them but it was fun when my brother and I both birdied the final hole to put the cherry on top!

HappyUP!!! - family dinner
Why it happened - it was a birthday
Why it makes me happy -great to have everyone together!