It is April 24th. I had a 9:32 tee time today with my Thursday group but we canceled because it was going to rain.
It isn’t raining… it’s SNOWING.
Every Winter about 20 guys in my group of golf pals go to St. George, Utah to get out of the frozen tundra and play some golf. One or two nights on each trip we trek about 40 minutes Southwest to Mesquite, Nevada for pizza and gambling. Between St. George and Mesquite you pass through a small corner of the state of Arizona. There’s a little RV park and gas station where we always stop and pick up an Arizona lottery ticket. We usually purchase 10 powerball draws. They draw the powerball twice a week, so for the next five weeks after the trip I have a shot at winning.
The Winning Lottery Ticket
I logged in to the Arizona lottery web site this morning to check one last time because my 10 draws were done. I WON! In the picture here, you see me (wearing a CBUK CB DryTec™ Cargo Polo Shirt by the way) holding the golden winning ticket! I promise to give 1/2 of my net winnings to charity.
As of today my youngest offspring, Alyssa (a.k.a. Allie) is now 11 years old. Double digits baby.
Allie is a wonderful kid, full of energy and very happy. She’s got so much energy she makes the Energizer bunny look like he’s unconscious.
Happy birthday Allie.
A couple of days ago I posted about my problems I’d had with Comcast’s customer service. They’d shut my old phone off two days before the new one was to be turned on, and weren’t going to do anything to help me out.
After that bad experience I thought “To hell with them. I’ll post about it on my golf blog and let about 200,000 people a month read it.” I did just that.
Within 24 hours I got a phone call from the local Comcast supervisor who was apologizing profusely about their errors. She told me that they intended to tell their employees the proper way to handle this type of situation and they’d also clarify what the original person did wrong. Then she offered me a free month of all my services, which amounts to probably $150. I thanked her and told her I thought that was a good and appropriate gesture for my trouble.
I felt it to be fair to write this post since Comcast did make good on their errors. Was it my previous HOG post which triggered the call? Perhaps.
My home course, River Oaks, is in for some changes in a year or so… Check out this beautiful mock-up of what #1 fairway will look like when the power company adds a freaking 120 foot pole in the middle of it. Nice…NOT