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Old 10-22-2015, 09:25 AM
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Oh my gosh I was just sitting here looking up all the people who used to be involved in this class and I wondered where you were Tread! So glad to hear form you! Getting a post together guys but I hope everyone is doing well..

Bekind nice to hear from you too! JL, Lovehoops, Kelly, Benice, Sadie, Patricia...whomever I am missing from the last day or two...its just my mind that forgets not that everyone in this thread isn't as important as the other..we all are!
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All these screen names are people that most were here when I climbed aboard and some have came and went since my joining. I went fast and read names and typed fast, so I apologize if I missed anyone currently here. You are all special here!

KeyofC, Patricia68, Sadie, Benice, Vanaspratha, Lovehoops, JL2014, Kelly, Bekindalways, Carmichael, Kitty, CaseyW, Elizke, Clownbaby, Beerbgone, Yogapants, Retread, SwimKim, Coleiope, Gjess, Brighterlife, Ditzydandelion, Hopeful 54, Bexxed, CaseyW, bblackbirdfly, labgirl, Neverthought, Olivia2011, Lencal, Time2Rise, Emme, Ainz, MaxMS, WharfRat, Reveal07, PHRD, Willow3, GBluewater, SoberFish, Ladybug, RustyBanjo, AnewdayNYC, Myjourney111713, FacingFuture,Lilac0721, itsonthehorizon, Icewater15, hopeful54, Pickledpepper, angd1978,Soberinohio, WharfRat, RogerD, Jema33, Humbug, SeeClear, Physicsforlife, Sobrella66, Lostlilly, ChickChick, bookmaven, Johnt99, keeppushing, lynbee, BeanSkillet, Applejack, rednails, Pamperingme, Reveal07, SHG13, Neverthought, Notgonnastoptry, Crysalis…

I am sure there’s some I’m missing and didn’t count the ones who were banned.
This just tells me how hard it is to live with addiction. Sure puts things into perspective a little more to us handful who are still here and posting…we should be grateful we are still in the good fight! Not meant to make you feel down or bad…meant to make you feel good that you are sustaining! It does me and I pray for all the ones listed and the ones I have missed who appear to be not with us (though some have moved to new threads)…
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:22 AM
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Thank you Key! I am feeling much better I've just been quiet here. I usually post late at night and I can't seem to make it past 9:30pm lately!

I've been feeling very sore and tired. I joined a yoga class, once a week for now. I think I need some exercise! Hopefully the pain will disappear along with the anxiety. Last night was my first class and I really enjoyed it!

Have a great day!
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:42 PM
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Made it thank god. AV all over me.
Tomorrow be better I hope, but I'm sober da--it
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:39 PM
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It will get better JL! Try and get some good rest, I find that my AV gets really talkative when I'm tired.
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:59 PM
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Glad I was missed! I hope some of those who have disappeared will be back someday to try again. I know this hasn't been my first visit to SR by a long shot, but it seems to be the first one that is sticking. Not sure what it would have taken if I had not had that pancreatitis attack
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:22 PM
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I'm beginning to tarry from my posts because I feel empowered by the the length of my abstinence... Truth be told; I am also starting to forget the condition I was in which influenced my decision to quit. This is very problematic for me, as I almost caved to my AV. I wanted a drink badly today. Just one. Would I have regretted it? Probably. But alas. I'm still fighting for my sobriety. Glad I have you all to report to. I know you all are fighting too! We can overcome.

"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."~Tom Stoppard
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:54 PM
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Atta way Clown and JL.! Good on ya!

May legions of angels bombard y'all!
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:55 PM
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Just keep coming back here when that happens to remind yourself that you belong with us and that we have your back. It's so easy to get caught up in thoughts that things are better, the more time and distance we put between ourselves and that last drink, the easier it is to swallow the lies that the AV will tell us. Even with all the drama that accompanied my last drink there are times I find my AV saying that it's been long enough now that I'll be okay if I only have one. Hah! No such thing as just one for me. That's why I know I need to be here, working my recovery with you all.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:59 PM
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Hello - Checking In

Hi August Class! It's been quite some time since I posted - I do try and keep up with how everyone is doing, and I hope this message finds you all well.

I am on day 67 of sobriety, and I am happy to have hung in there with my desire to live without alcohol. I have experienced some ups and downs which I would hazard to guess we all have. It's a good feeling to have all of my senses with me at all times. However, I do struggle with a pretty deep sense of regret regarding what I have let occur in my life when alcohol was such a big part of it.

I do know that I can only move forward, and set myself up to make wiser decisions in the future by not drinking. I send out a sincere wish to you all that we keep taking it one day at a time and not let ourselves go back to how we were living, when addiction was in control. Take care everyone.
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Old 10-23-2015, 03:53 AM
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----Part of my bad decisions from drinking was to loan a high school "buddy " my old truck, who I found out later was on drugs. Must've been a planned swindle. He made off with it a few months ago. Found out he's divorced, no residence , and in an area about 80 -90 miles from where we live.
Today I'm letting the insurance drop.
Police want you to go through two court hearings for a writ of possession. I work 2 jobs, and can't drive 90 miles 2 different days to a courthouse hearing.
I suppose I'll try the snatch and grab repo type ppl, as I have the title and a set if keys.
Has anyone here ever got swindled out of 1500-2000, in the past? This is my first and I'm having a really hard time looking at my kids feeling like a crappy father for getting burned.
I find no solace in the news that this guy has nothing to do with his children, and is on a one way street to destruction. I just can't have a wreck that he may have on our insurance, and I can't report the truck stolen because I let the person take it.
I just can't get over this.....
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:13 AM
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Every body makes mistakes JL, but I'm not sure this is exactly your mistake.
You put your trust in someone and they ripped you off...that doesn't mean it's bad to trust people.

It would be really bad if you let this beating yourself up drive you back to a drink, y'know?

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I'm beginning to tarry from my posts because I feel empowered by the the length of my abstinence... Truth be told; I am also starting to forget the condition I was in which influenced my decision to quit. This is very problematic for me, as I almost caved to my AV. I wanted a drink badly today. Just one. Would I have regretted it? Probably. But alas. I'm still fighting for my sobriety. Glad I have you all to report to. I know you all are fighting too! We can overcome.
If it takes re-reading your old posts to remember, or hanging out in Newcomers forum for an hour or two, then do it CB.

Nothing's changed in terms of your relationship with alcohol, however much your AV might be trying to tell you it is.

Abstinence does not equal control.

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Woah, JL! That's a tough one. Looks like one for the, "No good deed goes unpunished" category. However, I don't see anything to be ashamed of, and I don't see ANY crappy father here. You did a good thing. Someone was in need and you tried to help. I like your snatch and grab recovery plan. Hope it works without incident. I think the hard thing is to not let it eat at you. Easier said than done. Maybe trust that someone bigger than us had a need for this guy to use the truck...maybe it kept someone else from a bad situation or something. Who knows. IMHO, never be ashamed by good deeds and kindness. Adding you and this situation to my prayer list!!!
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Hey guys! I go back and look at my posts and good or bad they are all long winded. That's just me. I like to support everyone and everyone deserves a cheerleader and if I say one thing that helps someone I will be so happy! Here we go:
JL hang in there and Dee is right..I don't think you were the reason that happened. You were trying to help and never wanted to get ripped off. Your kids probably don't think a thing about it unless you're making a bog deal out of it, then they might pay attention long enough to get some of the details. Don't down yourself on that. You need to try to be more positive. It really really does help.
Heya Patricia always nice to hear from you! (hug)
Tread, I am so glad youre here with us and I am so glad whatever it is that is working for you. Don't scare it away by questioning it too hard! Lol
Clownbaby its hard for us all, hang in there. We get you. We know how you are feeling. Dee gives some real good advice there, he's never given me bad advice. Quite the opposite, he's usually right on the money with it.
Hiya Bekind! Glad to see you!
Hopeful, I am so glad you posted! 67 days is amazing! I hope from time to time you'll check in. I posted ealier all the names that were here when I joined. We went form like 75 to 15 now (give or take). Glad you're doing great!
Hey there Benice!
Hope everyone has a good Friday (Hug)! Be strong and stay positive!
I am doing just fine. I'm am loving the person I am finding under all this junk I piled on all those years. A false me. The true me is a much better version...
95 days and no signs of slowing my roll!
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JL. Please don't be so hard on yourself, I think everyone has made mistakes trusting people that bit them in the butt at some point. Example here...

My hubs co-signed for a new truck lease for his nephew against my advice. The truck was completely loaded to the max. Nephew stopped making payments after the first one and hubs had to fly out of state to get the truck and drive it back, he could not find anyone to buy out the lease and had to pay the early penalty fee to the dealer. He lost $10,000 altogether and was devastated. His sister stopped speaking to him because she thought my hubs should have let her darling son keep the truck! (I think this was planned too) Bad situation all the way around. I never said told you so (well at least outloud; ), he was so hard on himself, too hard. It was a mistake, a costly one, but we aren't perfect and errors in judgment occur to EVERYONE.

Smart move to cancel insurance! I'm wondering though if you loaned him the truck, and then he refuses to return it, wouldn't that be a stolen vehicle? You didn't sign over to him, loan means returning at some point, didn't happen so stolen. I know laws vary state by state but someone else I know did same thing loaning a car to a friend and reported it stolen, and got the car back.

I think we all notice in your post your disappointment that this guy is a deadbeat Dad, the opposite of you. Please be proud of being a good parent. As Dee said, please do not drink over this, it will only make you feel worse.

We are all pulling for you JL!
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Took tomorrow off from my part time job. Gonna try to find the truck. Probably still have to report it stolen but the repo guy said wait til tomorrow to see if we can snag it. This is their turf sort of and I don't know what to do really. Guess I'll feel better if I look for it first or something.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:16 AM
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Hope it turns out well ((JL))
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Good luck, JL. Like Dee said, not your fault. We all make mistakes of trust. Hope you get your truck back.
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Ugh! Anxiety attack really gets AV yapping. Playing the tape that a half bottle of wine is never enough, leading to possible DUI going back to get a full bottle and increased anxiety after! NO!
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