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Old 08-06-2018, 06:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It's going to feel so good to have this over with.
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You've given us enough words my man, and I've appreciated them all.

Stay strong and keep us in the loop.

No one is coming to save us, but we might just have saved ourselves. My thoughts are with you.
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:25 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Thank you for this, Buckley. I can relate to everything youíve said. Iíve recently had my ďincidentĒ as well and feel very lucky for even the legal trouble as it is deserved and needed and is so so much better than the alternatives, which I have a hard time thinking about. I return to court for prelim on Friday.
Good luck tomorrow. Thank you again for the perspective that the worst that can happen at court is far better than what could have happened.
Love this post. Will be rereading in the days to come.

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This post is amazing.
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:58 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Sending lots of love and prayers your way for your court date tomorrow Buckley. Please check in and let us know the outcome. I know that whatever it is you are going to continue to be better and better each day.

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Old 08-08-2018, 10:20 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Hi Buckley,

Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you. Not sure what happened at court yesterday, but whatever the result I know you will get through it, and continue to thrive in sobriety. Sending so much love your way.

Check in whenever you can.

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Old 08-09-2018, 03:43 PM   #27 (permalink)
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My thoughts are with you too, Buckley.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:09 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:05 AM   #29 (permalink)
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You people are awesome. Thank you.

Iím out on work release. Quick update-

I was sentenced to 7 months, 2 months less than what I was expecting. Iíll serve just Iíve 5. Full work release privileges and the judge approved my transfer.

Due to Iíve crowding Iíll likely be on a bracelet, under house arrest, and transferred by next week.

My employer continue to support me in amazing ways. The support and work I put into this combined to make a big difference in the outcome.

I am lucky. I am in good spirits and surrounded by great support.

More when I get transferred.

August 23rd is 6 months sober. I donít miss a thing about booze.

Best to all-

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I am so pleased for you. You have shown great courage.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:56 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Was hoping this was you posting Buck - more than happy to hear that things at least are better than they could be.

Agree w/ Darkling - you've shown and I'm sure will continue to show great courage. Keep us updated.
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:41 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Relieved for you, Buckley. It's been such a challenging time for you - & you made it through. Congrats on your upcoming 6 mos. - life will be better than ever.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:48 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Buckley,

I’m so glad you were given work release, and that your employer is being so supportive.

Congratulations on six months of amazing sobriety, and life changing reflections. When you hit that one year mark you will be able to celebrate having this all behind you. Please continue to check in. Sending so much love your way.

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Old 08-13-2018, 07:28 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Thanks so much to all. Means the world right now. Apologies for typos, on phone and my thumbs donít do well at spelling.

Still waiting on the transfer. No surprise, I figured best case would be mid to end this week. Keeping my fingers crossed.

To be honest it was a hard weekend. Iím grateful to be back to work today. Some of the logistics of being far away from my office and clothing are tough. Iím wearing the same clothing I was in court with last Tuesday and worked in Friday. By the time I coordinate getting a change or two I could receive the transfer so nothing to do but wait and be patient.

Frankly those are the least of my concerns. Big picture remains - Iím lucky and this experience is amazing on a certain level. But itís also very tough mentally... for a lot of reasons that I wonít go into now or maybe ever.

Iím in the toughest part right now. Your support and the support from everyone in my 3D world , well, I just canít say thanks enough.

Will update later this week. Send positive vibes that a transfer happens. If for some reason it doesnít itíll be a whole different level that I have to get my mind around.

Best to all-

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Prayers for your serenity and thanks for the update. I'm sure a lot of people are following your story. You are an amazing example of humility and courage.


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Buckley - prayers going up that the transfer happens & that you continue to have the great attitude you've held on to. It's an awful ordeal, even though we're grateful it wasn't worse. Been there & understand.
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You have all the virtual support in the world here man. You're an actual inspiration to me and many others. Going to get through this like you've gotten through everything else. They can't touch what you have inside.

Stay strong and be in touch with us.
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Call just came in. Transfer is happening tomorrow morning at 6:30am.

I donít have words to express the relief. Everything becomes exponentially easier to manage from here...

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Huge relief - so glad to hear it.
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Glad the transfer came in..Court/jail 'stuff' can be tricky and unorganized at times..
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