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Old 12-15-2017, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
You can fix it.

Does she know that once you've done that$$, she has to sell it?

Let's pick a color!!
Ditto
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Old 12-15-2017, 03:09 PM
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Maybe you and your daughter can fix it up together!

It does people good to have a little “skin in the game”—plus, it’ll bond you even closer!

(By the way, when I reread that last sentence, I noticed that the autocorrect had a capital letter—as in “Bond. James Bond.”
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Old 12-15-2017, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
I watched that Bonamassa video...or tried to...no soul, man.

Watching that was painful. The one Albert King did...mmmm

Obviously the guitar wasn't the talent. :-|

Can't hurt to have SRV as your backup, either.
Joe plays it safe a lot, but he's better when he has good feel players to work off



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Old 12-15-2017, 04:06 PM
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Hi all!

I'm really trying to be in but I have strong cravings today.

I'm just miserable because I'm getting fired
I don't know what I'm going to do when it happens. The anxiety and the shame are killing me and a bottle or two of wine sounds like a good plan.

I hate when I am like this it's so awful I don't want to start again because I won't stop.

It's freezing so I ditch my meeting I just keep thinking about this it's going to be so embarrassing everybody would and I feel so incompetent.
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:17 PM
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You've posted here, and that's a good start.

Don't drink. It isn't going to work, and you won't feel better but worse.
You are going to be OK.
Get some ice cream, and post post post
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:50 PM
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Please stay here with us, H&S!
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
180,000 miles, this thing has been to the Moon!
Wow, Sao...180k is a lot of miles for the likes of a reliable Honda or Toyota...for a Porsche it's positively miraculous. Even if it did run, the engine has got to be in need of a rebuild by now. If it's air cooled and normally aspirated, those can be pretty simple mechanically, but if it's one the later water-cooled engines, or a turbo -- oh boy.

Sounds like a Mike Brewer and Edd China "Wheeler Dealers" special.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:06 PM
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H&S, are you sure?

If it happens, then there will be another job - but please stay sober. You will be in big trouble if you use this as an opportunity to self-destruct again.

There will be another job!! Honest. It may be better than this one, who knows - but there will be one! Stay with us.



Now I'll watch Dee's video.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:17 PM
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Bim is right, H&S.....it's much better to be in the right frame of mind and prepared if/when the time comes. Try to stay focused and see it as an opportunity....it could be a blessing in disguise
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:18 PM
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That was a good video...thanks, Dee. I watched it! Okay, Mr. Bonamassa, you can pick.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Healthyandsober View Post
Hi all!

I'm really trying to be in but I have strong cravings today.

I'm just miserable because I'm getting fired
I don't know what I'm going to do when it happens. The anxiety and the shame are killing me and a bottle or two of wine sounds like a good plan.

I hate when I am like this it's so awful I don't want to start again because I won't stop.

It's freezing so I ditch my meeting I just keep thinking about this it's going to be so embarrassing everybody would and I feel so incompetent.
call your sponsor PLEASE!!!
no, a bottle or 2 DOES NOT sound like a good plan, unless the good plan is to get a crapton of gloom,dispair and agony.
youve worked hard to get to this point- dont let the thought control your actions.
PLEASE call your sponsor
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
Apparently the panels are of varying colours.

I wouldn't be so concerned if it was the older daughter, she drives sensibly. I have been a passenger once I think when younger daughter was driving - for most of the journey I had my eyes shut and was hyperventilating as east London passed by at close to the speed of sound, my foot anxiously pressing an imaginary brake pedal.
You could put a governor in that thing when she's not looking.....
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:17 PM
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Drinking will make it worse not better H&S. Just don't do it. You will feel worse. Recovery is sometimes not all rainbows and lollipops but it's better than being drunk or hungover. I went thru hell at work recently but for the first time handled it without alcohol. I fell into a deep depression but did not drink (I always handled stress with alcohol in the past). Finally I came out the other side still sober. It was hard but I did it and you can too.
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:13 PM
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Hi, weekenders.

Reading through the thread. So many great posts and music.

Healhyandsober - About shame. I recently read the news about one female UFC fighter who had every reason to be ashamed. During the bout, while another fighter tried to submit her, the gal....crapped her pants. It was on prime-time TV. Hundreds of thousands people around the world watched it.

Of course, she was ashamed.

Later on her Twitter she said "I am a warrior. And s*** happens".

Forget about shame. You hated the job anyway if I am not mistaken.

And, above all, stay sober!
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:31 PM
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Stay with us H&S and S&H.

You know this is your demon talking : "and a bottle or two of wine sounds like a good plan"

For us it's all or nothing every day.

I never met you or I don't know what you look like or who you are but we are here most every weekend together.

It's hard but not impossible.

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Old 12-15-2017, 10:40 PM
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The title of this thread, just reminded me of a really good and free, phone app called 'Flowy'. It helps with panic attacks, stress, cravings etc by telling you when to breathe in and breathe out. Works for me
Safe and happy weekend everyone Xx
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:59 PM
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Zanna - I've just downloaded Flowy. That is really cool! Thank you. I've been looking for something like this for a while!
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you been doing so well.

Here's what I reckon .

Find out for sure if you're getting fired.

Don't make decisions based on feelings, make them based on fact.

I now it's easy to wind yourself up and terrify yourself but just try and relax and breathe and wait to see what happens.

If the worst happens and you lose your job thats not the end of the world either. you can find another job or do some more training, or volunteer for a little while somewhere - that always looks good on a resume.

The one thing you really can't do is drink on this.

None of us can.

That would be like walking round Times Square with a big neon sign saying
FIRE ME & DON'T HIRE ME COS I DRINK.

You've come so far - don't go backwards now.
It'll be ok, no matter what.

Everything always is

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Old 12-15-2017, 11:17 PM
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At ~4 Years in, permanently-Sober Retired Life in this Dimension is good here around MesaVille @ 6,150'. Sunsets like the one below keep us entertained while just going with The Flow...

your life sounds pretty nice

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Old 12-15-2017, 11:39 PM
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"You've come so far - don't go backwards now.
It'll be ok, no matter what.
Everything always is"



Have a great day today.
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