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Old 06-20-2020, 02:47 AM
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Yesterday I was catching up on Counting Cars episodes
I also record and watch later. I like seeing them restore
vintage cars to become show pieces in car shows. I had
not heard of this SEMA Show in Vegas before, so seeing
how popular it is to many car enthusiasts was pretty cool.

They also restore customers favorite rides whether it be
a motorcycle or car, truck....then to see the customers
expression when they drive it out of the body shop for
them to see the end result ….well....priceless.

Anyway.....

We also caught up with the show Alone, with contestants
trying to survive 100 days in a remote region called....

Great Slave Lake which is the second-largest lake in the
Northwest Territories of Canada.

We like watching them forge for their own foods, battle
the elements to out beat the others for as long as they
can.

So far 2 contestants tapped out. One lost his fire making
tool and that is a necessity for with out fire you can keep
warm, boil water, cook food. You can't survive in the wilderness
without fire. Right?

The send person fell on his knee carrying a heavy log reinjuring
an old wound. Poor guy. And he looked like the had a good
system going to help him surveive 100 days too.

More exciting episodes coming if you guys like watching that
show.

Tomorrow is Father's Day and hope both of you guys have
a pleasant day with family. For us, we will smoke a few pieces
of meat today with some delicious extras for the week.

Enjoy your day, be safe, serene and sober.



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Old 06-20-2020, 09:24 AM
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I started to watch American Pickers last night. Then we decided to watch a movie, The Healer. The acting was a little cheesy but in the end it turned out to be very good. I'll give it a 4 out of 5
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Old 06-21-2020, 04:46 AM
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Doing a Triathlon this morning.....swim 300 meters, bike 10 miles, and run 1.5 miles.....it is the beginners course or for me at almost 74 years old....this is all possible because they took my drivers license for 10 years when I was 50 and I had to ride a bicycle to get around for 10 years.....I thought it was a curse, turned out to be a blessing.....God is able to turn anything around....I will give a report later.
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Old 06-21-2020, 06:50 AM
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That is absolutely awesome news for this Sunday on Father's
Day. What a blessing and most of all …..inspiring.

It's folks like you who continue to share experiences, strengths
and hopes within your everyday life that pave the way for us
who wish and want to continue living a sober life healthy, happy
and honest.

From the beginning of my own recovery journey listening, learning,
absorbing and applying those tools and knowledge of addiction and
a program of recovery taught to me, I also held on to many before
me filling my own heart and mind with hope to live my life just as
they have been and are still doing today, sober.

Stories like you and Astro share here in SR are blessing and gifts
in recovery that keep on giving day after day. With that, I am extremely
grateful those priceless stories of hope and inspiration.

Happy Father's Day to you and all our SR Bikers in Recovery...!!!!
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Old 06-21-2020, 10:41 AM
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Toad, that's incredible that you're taking on that day, what a commitment and accomplishment. I'm looking forward to hearing about it, but more so I'm just impressed that you're challenging yourself. Hope you have an amazing experience. Happy Father's Day!
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Old 06-22-2020, 05:26 AM
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It was a great day for a triathlon, temps in the upper 60's, cloudy with a slight south wind. Myself and my buddy used life preservers as we did the swim out to the middle of the lake. Next time no life preserver, but maybe a small inflatable float to pull behind as I swim. The preserver made it it difficult to swim with it floating up around my neck, we did most of the swim using the back stroke. After the swim we dried off as best as we could and headed out on the bikes for the 10 mile ride, that went well, not racing but just a steady as you go. Came back and headed out around the lake on the run......we were almost last coming in but we did it without stressing. I got second place in my age, I was the oldest in the event. Lots of young men a women who did very well, even many of the kids beat us old men, but we finished which was the object. I had done two duathalon's (riding and running) before but my first tri.
After we went for breakfast, myself 22 years sober, my friend 27 years sober and another friend 20 years sober and still another with 51 years sober....and my wife who has never taken a drink. It was good indeed, God is doing for me what I could not do for myself.

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Congratulations Toad for an awesome personal achievement.

Truly inspirational for all you guys competing and …..

The gift of recovery that keeps on giving.

Remarkable..!!!!
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Old 06-22-2020, 07:58 AM
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That's amazing toad, thank you for sharing!
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Old 06-22-2020, 01:25 PM
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Okay Astro....we watched another off the grid build and
this one is in Montana too.

The couple built this Yurt like home which is like a big
dome tent.....lol

Here is a link showing a bunch of Yurts if you are really wanting
to build off grid somewhere like Montana....lol

I love Montana, but id have to have a tough heavy duty home
like Tom and his wife have on the Mt. Men show.

How about you guys? Yurks or not?????
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Old 06-23-2020, 02:35 AM
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https://www.smilingwoodsyurts.com/
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I've seen that episode Sharon, that was one I really liked and they did such a beautiful job, the view from their home was amazing.

Yurts.....my daughter and I stay in one every winter when we snowshoe, the one we rent is very small but boy does the woodstove keep it warm and cozy. I've seen some that are very well designed and livable and I think in damp, cold, humid locations they would be a structure I'd be interested in living in. In Arizona though the hot, dry desert and blazing sun tends to wreak havoc on the materials so my understanding is that the canvas would need replacement approx. every 10 years. Very expensive Another issue we have here in off-grid areas is vandalism and of course it's too easy to cut into a yurt. I would consider it up in Flagstaff as a retirement home, there are quite a few up there that are used for recreational purposes and they're holding up well. https://www.yurts.com/
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Old 06-24-2020, 08:55 AM
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How about a cliff cabin?

Lots of rocks around ya using them as a backdrop
and a hatch to a ladder that leads up to the observation
rocks to enjoy the consolations up in the sky or a look
out over all the mts and beautiful land in Nevada Mts.

Acrylic windows that are more efficient during the changing
seasons. And a huge metal horse watering tub for a bath
and black pipes set out and up for warmth by the sun for
warm water.

This episode was pretty cool and interesting as they got
the job done in time for the family to gather for a nice gathering.
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Old 06-25-2020, 06:45 AM
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I haven't seen that one yet, I'll have to look for it! That sounds like one I'd really like. We started watching the new Perry Mason series on HBO last night, it was very dark but we'll probably watch it all.
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