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Old 08-26-2018, 01:36 PM
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I did go to look at one in north London this morning briefly. (and discretely as I don't want the person to know I am interested)
This made me lol! It seems like such an english thing to do (the part in the brackets)


Mesa, that sunset looks amazing! How lucky to see nature's beauty like this!

Leigh, I had big plans for laundry this weekend too, I haven't even started on it...

The minute I got back from the gym my canadian aunt called, I was thinking about spending a few weeks there this autumn but because of some health issues all over the family (they're getting old) I will have to postpone it to next spring/summer. That might be better timing for me too since I still can't walk properly and don't know whether or not I will get additional surgery done. Was very nice to have a chat with her anyway
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:42 PM
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Hi, Hawking!

From 2007 to this past December I took a course at a time in school. I finished my Bachelors at age 53, and got just over halfway through my Masters.

I dropped out because my life took a different but equally gratifying turn.

I felt an internal nudge to spend more time with the people in my life. Amazingly, even though I’ve always been an introvert, relationships with both family and friends have really deepened during this new season of life.

Time spent with them has really taken up the bulk of my time recently.

Without the maturity that has come from my sobriety journey, there is no way I would have been open to anything but sheer selfishness.
You are so inspiring and so strong Gilmer! It's incredible how you decide to deal with things and your situation, there's so much to learn from you

I think for me personally this kind maturity you mentioned is really the biggest gift of my recovery.
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:56 PM
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Hey everyone - Just wanted to do a quick checkin again on afternoon of day 2. Well I actually got quite a bit of chores done. I also managed to get to the store and get some food, and take a shower, so I'm still slowly feeling better. I'm still having some hot and cold flashes but they're much better than earlier.

I feel kind of bad that I cancelled plans with my friend to see a movie today, but still think I'll be able to make this 6:30 AA meeting tonight, so looking forward to that a bit even though I think I'll be really nervous (social anxiety)

Take care everyone
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by StartingOverNW View Post
Hey everyone - Just wanted to do a quick checkin again on afternoon of day 2. Well I actually got quite a bit of chores done. I also managed to get to the store and get some food, and take a shower, so I'm still slowly feeling better. I'm still having some hot and cold flashes but they're much better than earlier.

I feel kind of bad that I cancelled plans with my friend to see a movie today, but still think I'll be able to make this 6:30 AA meeting tonight, so looking forward to that a bit even though I think I'll be really nervous (social anxiety)

Take care everyone
You've got A LOT more done than me in the first days of my sobriety! And I'm sure you will be fine at the meeting, most people were really anxious or scared when they started going (I think I only managed to say my name because it was all too much) so no one will judge you
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by kevlarsjal2 View Post
This made me lol! It seems like such an english thing to do (the part in the brackets)
Well you see I would not want the owner thinking he has someone interested as it might push the price up and we can't have that.

Trivia. The car I went to see was a 1974 Peugeot 504 Coupe. The top half of one has recently appeared in a Vodaphone ad featuring Martin Freeman. Fortunately only a weirdo like me would recognise it.
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
Well you see I would not want the owner thinking he has someone interested as it might push the price up and we can't have that.

Trivia. The car I went to see was a 1974 Peugeot 504 Coupe. The top half of one has recently appeared in a Vodaphone ad featuring Martin Freeman. Fortunately only a weirdo like me would recognise it.
I'm not a massive car person myself but it definitely has its charm to it. I just googled it and on the photos where it's well maintained it looks really cool.

My uncle "collects" old Jaguars, they look pretty cool too. It just seems like so much work to maintain them and they lack all the modern conveniences. If they made a car looking like those vintage one with all the functions and comfort of a new one, that would be mine!
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by kevlarsjal2 View Post
You've got A LOT more done than me in the first days of my sobriety! And I'm sure you will be fine at the meeting, most people were really anxious or scared when they started going (I think I only managed to say my name because it was all too much) so no one will judge you
Thanks kevlars, I appreciate that. We'll see how it goes.

Do you go to a lot of meetings?
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Old 08-26-2018, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by kevlarsjal2 View Post
I'm not a massive car person myself but it definitely has its charm to it. I just googled it and on the photos where it's well maintained it looks really cool.

My uncle "collects" old Jaguars, they look pretty cool too. It just seems like so much work to maintain them and they lack all the modern conveniences. If they made a car looking like those vintage one with all the functions and comfort of a new one, that would be mine!
You are in trouble then:

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...fection-video/
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Old 08-26-2018, 04:55 PM
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I'm still waiting for the automatic version of this
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Old 08-26-2018, 04:58 PM
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I slept most of the weekend! But am feeling better. It's great seeing all of you doing things and enjoying life, gives me a lot to look forward to. Tomorrow is day six. I want very much to stay sober!
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Old 08-26-2018, 05:45 PM
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Never been much of a hobby gal unfortunately; the last 12 years were marred with excessive alcohol, so I'm trying to step out and find some fulfilling and lovely activities. I started painting rocks with inspirational quotes on them that I plan to leave around town wherever I go. It's a nice time filler and fairly cheap! Also thinking about starting candle making since I've gotten into essential oils.

I've always wanted to play a musical instrument and am thinking about taking up the harmonica! Lol

Does anyone else have any hobbies they enjoy on the weekends?
About 5 months in I bought my first tenor ukulele. Some months later, daughter and I took lessons. I now own three (and have come close to a forth more than once). A Soprano and a Banjo-Uke. I play them nearly everyday. Daughter and I are signed up for intermediate lessons starting in October. Then I may go onto advanced in the new year.
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Thanks Sao & Kev ~

We're only now *kinda* getting back to Fire Smoke-free Skies.

Not only do we get stunning Skies 'round here, there's Ute Indian Tools. I leaves 'em where I finds 'em on our Mesa-top, but the one below was an exception. About ~1 Yard long, and a good 40 lbs.. Mebbe a Digging Tool. It was just laying on the Ground near where we 'dozed in a flat, ~1,400' Driveway. A fortuitous find, to be sure.

The Gent who started TV Channels like The History Channel has the Money to indulge his life-long interest in Vehicles. His Museum and exclusive Resort in Red Rock Canyonlands known for old Uranium Mines is really something. He has Pros restore each Vehicle to pristine condition. Due to a lack of Cordage around them, you can walk up close to capture Interior Pix, and appreciate fine details.

Look through the Pic Galleries linked below, or take the Virtual Tour...

~ Gateway Colorado Car Museum Galleries ~



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Old 08-26-2018, 06:08 PM
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Never been much of a hobby gal unfortunately; the last 12 years were marred with excessive alcohol, so I'm trying to step out and find some fulfilling and lovely activities. I started painting rocks with inspirational quotes on them that I plan to leave around town wherever I go. It's a nice time filler and fairly cheap! Also thinking about starting candle making since I've gotten into essential oils.

I've always wanted to play a musical instrument and am thinking about taking up the harmonica! Lol

Does anyone else have any hobbies they enjoy on the weekends?
That sounds like some nice ideas already! When I stopped drinking, I didn't even remember what I liked anymore because I was so focused on being productive since becoming an adult and then drank to cope with the constant stress.

Now it's nearly 2 years since I got sober and I am still piling up new hobbies and interests. I already have more than I really have the time for. I am very much into DIY stuff like changing small things in my flat, building furniture, I also make candles (mostly I recycle the leftover wax from old ones. Did you know you can use regular children's wax crayons for changing the colour of your wax? Just put a small bit into the melting wax...), I am into all kinds of needlework like sewing, embroidery, weaving (I just bought myself a loom),... I also love painting and drawing. And taking care of my plants. Oh and cooking and baking, making jams, chocolates, etc. I also started running and I like going to the gym and for long walks or bike rides.


Mesa that looks impressive! And you just found it on the ground?
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:13 PM
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Trivia. The car I went to see was a 1974 Peugeot 504 Coupe. The top half of one has recently appeared in a Vodaphone ad featuring Martin Freeman. Fortunately only a weirdo like me would recognise it.
have you finished the restoration on your daughter's Porsche already then Sao?
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Kev ~

Yes, just laying right there! There's also a number of Flintknapped Tools about. One was the size of a Croquet Ball where ~1/3rd had been broken off. That 1/3rd then had a number of tiny chips off one side to sharpen it. Best guess was that it was a Deer Hide Scraper.
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:27 PM
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Hi Plenny! How’s your weekend? I guess you’re working lots during the weekends?
I do I work double shifts and am usually quite tired afterwards. I'm going to be going to a show tonight, haven't done that sober in a while. I am looking forward to it though
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:05 PM
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have you finished the restoration on your daughter's Porsche already then Sao?
Her mum, who she still lives with would not allow her to keep it. My mum's fella managed to get it running and she sold it on. Air cooled Porsches are not cheap to or straightforward
to restore so it was probably for the best. She will have to wait a few more years before she becomes the British Saga Noren.

Kevlarsjal, you could also get one of these, a 100% modern redesign of the Mark II Jaguar by Ian Callum, designer of the Aston Martin DB9 and Jaguar F Type. The engine is a 4 litre V8. If you ask him he will build you one. The only teeny, tiny drawback is that they cost £360,000 or +/- €400,000
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There are places around the globe where sncient artifacts are just lying there- like around a tomb site of one of Egypt's first Pharoh's. The Egyptians considered it a place where, if they offered up prayers- that deceased Ph. (who was a god) would listen. They would write the prayer on a clay tablet or little bottle and smash it. The experts estimate there are about 5 million such clay smashed bits going back over 5000 years.
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Enjoying a 3rd day of a holiday weekend here in the UK. Not sure if this is a holiday anywhere else, but hope everyone is well.
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:39 AM
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^ Enjoy yourself. I understand the weather has not been all that clement for the long weekend
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