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Old 06-25-2015, 03:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Newbie Weekender Sober Thread June 25 until


Lets dedicate this thread to helping the newest of our SR clan make a weekend sober, fun and share how those of us with some time have done it.

Consider it a prep for the long American holiday July 4th coming up. I used to start planning now for events like that.

The weekender thread celebrates sober living and how getting through a weekend sober can be done with focus, humor, support and bacon!

*Ring Ring* goes the sober bells of freedom!

Welcome to your sober weekend!!!!!

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Wow.... 7 whole minutes until shotgun is called.
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Got beat out by some mornin' Fella
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This new and exciting day sees our House getting Appraised by the Bank at Noon with only our Realtor on site. The other Realtor From Hell was somehow convinced that the World will continue to rotate if she doesn't show up here today for another Home Invasion. Actually, I have my own ideas re: how she can rotate, but that discussion is for another day.

Part of the 'Game' is to show the Appraiser 'Comps', or comparable, recent Home Sales to persuade them to maximize their Appraised Value. We don't have a Dog in this Fight, but it benefits our Buyer. The more she can borrow at the current historically-low Interest Rate, the more Coinage she'll have for her Remo ideas. Also, it provides a higher aggregate 'Base', apparently, for subsequent, local Home Sales and Appraisals; something Realtors like. With the Buyer's $85,000 Down available at Closing, it'll happen irrespective of Appraised Value. We have to endure no more Home Invasion Visits until just before we Close, so Life here is back to non-stressed 'Normal'.

Went to a younger Teacher Pal's House last night for BBQ, and watched a phenom Lightning Storm off in the distance. Turns out that a former Student of Da Wife's lives just across the Road; something unknown prior. Through a chance discussion, she was invited over for Sober Giggles. In a Trip down Memory Lane, she recalled when she finally talked her Dad into letting my Rockabilly Band play a 4-F Dance at the Fair Grounds circa early '80s. She 'fessed up to bringing Vodka in Orange Juice to High School every day for 2 years while chastising my Teacher Wife for not 'telling her' early on she was Gay. Not an uncommon Scenario... This Student struggled with coming out for this same 2 years. Various Teachers she had - including my Wife - knew this Gal's Orientation long before she could admit it to herself. Rural High Schools were mighty rough environments for Gay Kids ~30 years ago. Still are.

I broke some new ground in asking Da Wife in advance if she could not drink last night. With some hesitation, she agreed, and all were had by a good time because of it. This should make subsequent Alcohol-free Evenings easier to realize. In theory...-)

That said, a new 1.75 L 'Handle' of 'Skyy' Vodka is under the Bar as of this morning. I've got no issues with her couple of 'Moscow Mules' [Vodka in Ginger Beer]. The same Handle that lasted me ~2 days lasts her for ~2 weeks. I've got endless House-related Guano to focus on, so my side of the Street is busy and clean.

Lookin' forward to a fine ride this Weekend.

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Day two of my extended weekend. Farmer's market to meet a friend and then I was planning on yard work but it's been raining. Deliciously cool outside.

I do have a long weekend for the 4th. Two weekends in a row that I've got extended free time. Yesterday was actually a bit tough. My mother had two little wine bottles on her counter and I kept eying them. I went to an AA meeting and felt much better afterwards. The collective sober time in the room and the discussions particularly of the newer members helped.

If no yard work, there's always work inside. A charity called and asked if I had donations of clothes and household items and I do, so I can purge and they will pick them up on Monday.

Time to get ready for market!
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