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Oh, yeah.

I can now stop saying I've been sober "almost five years." Hit the five-year mark yesterday.

Really busy the last couple of weeks with an out of state training (Oklahoma this time, not Fiji), plus trying to nail down some home improvements/uneffing before my son arrives tomorrow night for a week-long visit.

Wouldn't have any of it without my sobriety. Cheers!
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:00 PM
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Congrats on the five years. Yay.......

Hope you have a terrific time with your son during this visit.

Cheers............job well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Major congrats on the 5 years, Lexie!! You have cleared my eyes and head so often, can't tell you how much your presence here is appreciated.

My RAH has read some of your posts, and he says congrats also (he's looking at 50-some days now).

May your un-F'ing be continued and glorious!
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Congrats Lexie!!! I have appreciated your insight and example ever since I arrived on SR!
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Congrats Lexie! That is awesome!
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Congrats Lexie!
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Excellent!!!
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That's awesome, congrats!!!
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Great work! Congrats .... hope you have a great visit with your son.
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Now whatcha cooking? Or are you just going out to eat?????????????? (lol)

Is that kitchen redone? or still in the works?

just pushing your buttons Lex, someone has to........

Ps---- You do know how proud I am of you. You have done great !!!!!!!!!!!
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Congratulations LexieCat! That is a wonderful, huge achievement!
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Originally Posted by amy55 View Post
Now whatcha cooking? Or are you just going out to eat?????????????? (lol)

Is that kitchen redone? or still in the works?

just pushing your buttons Lex, someone has to........

Ps---- You do know how proud I am of you. You have done great !!!!!!!!!!!
LOL, nope, kitchen isn't even started. The laminate for the countertop was damaged in transit, so they are shipping a new sheet (should arrive tomorrow). I've got everything ready for the kitchen, though. Oh, and I bought new satin nickel hardware for the cabinets. The cabinet maker was here to measure for some new molding I need around the fridge, and he told me how to freshen up the finish, so I have that to do once we get all the dust cleaned up--sorta silly to clean the cabinets before the other work is done, since they will probably get all covered with dust and stuff.

Carpenter friend has been working on the basement (sort of a priority because I can't move the cats' litter box down there while it is all torn up)--he redid one of my walls so I can mount mirrors down in the exercise area, and he is only able to come over for an hour or so each night, so it's kind of slow right now.

It's all coming together, though. My new bookcase gets delivered tomorrow, I ordered new blinds for my windows, and I am in the process of recovering the seat cushions for the dining room chairs. The fabric I bought is PERFECT, and the first chair looks terrific. One down, five to go.

So the kiddo will have to use his imagination a bit to visualize how it will look when it's done, but the flooring was the very biggest emergency to deal with, and that is finished.

Heh, I may go hear a "progressive metal" band with the kiddo over in Philly. My kids actually like to go to concerts with me--I guess I'm not a TOTAL embarrassment to them.

Oh, and BTW--we probably WILL go out to eat a lot while he's here--he's a vegetarian, so I see lots of Asian/Indian food in my immediate future. Or pasta.
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Congratulations on 5 years Lexiecat and many more to come. Isn't it awesome that we can recover both from codependency and alcoholism and have a good quality of life?
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Wow! Lexie! That is awesome! My literature says that at the 5 year mark the chance of relapse is greatly diminished. I look forward to that. I am almost at 3 1/2 years. Looking forward to the 15th so I can say 3 and a half. I know what you mean by that. You are a rockstar. Thanks for sharing. : 5 YEARS!!!!!
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This sounds awesome Lexie. I am so proud of you. A few months ago you were drowning in piles of ****, and you dug yourself out, and actually excited to have your son seeing your new space.

The kitchen will be done by Thanksgiving. You will remember that.

I am soooooooooooooo excited for you.
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This is AWESOME! Good for you!
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I like prog metal! It's really good stuff actually, now death metal...just a bunch of baritone yelling.

Don't forget to bring ear plugs ( I always forget! ).
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