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    Re: The Weekly Fred...w/c Sunday 4th June

    Boy....listening to the news and family statement all day is really dragging me down. I feel like I'm in a no-man's land and the urge to quickly relieve the pain via AL is strong. So am posting as my way of writing my Mick pro/con list. Thanks for listening/reading!

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    Re: The Weekly Fred...w/c Sunday 4th June

    I am very sorry PQ, how shocking
    Please know that we will be thinking of you & your family

    Hello to the rest of the crew. Nothing special to report, no need to ramble on about nothing.
    Det, are you OK? Thinking about you as well.

    Have a peaceful night everyone.

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    Re: The Weekly Fred...w/c Sunday 4th June

    PQ--I am so sorry to hear your sad news. While these events are always disturbing, it is different when you are directly affected. I am glad you posted about being tempted to drink, which I think is completely normal. Unfortunately, it will not give you the relief you are looking for. You are in my thoughts.

    Pauly--I understand the trudging on thing. We tend to stick with the devil we know vs. uncertainty. It is human nature. It took enormous amounts of pain and stress to get me out of that world---much like drinking. Sometimes I think back to one of my gigs where I was at for 10 years leading up to 2008 economic downfall. I was paid on straight commission (nobody was buying shit) and left for a salary/commission gig. Many are still there and weathered the storm. I can't speak for them---but, I cringe at the thought of still being at that gig for a lot of reasons. Only a few of us left, which was due to financial obligations----WE HAD TO LEAVE BECAUSE WE HAD TO MAKE MONEY. This is the CBS station I worked for......I can't imagine how stressful it has to be working in a dying field where TV budgets are being allocated to on-line. I can't imagine going to that same cubicle for 20 years. I can't imagine dealing with the same BS that was going on 10 years ago and is still going on today. But, it took the entire economy to crash for me to get off my ass and leave that gig. I wasn't happy at it for years. I reason that I stayed for the money I was making---but, prior to the crash I could have made that same money somewhere else. The devil I knew seemed easier. Yet, it is only with hindsight I can see how destructive it was to stay there.

    Pie---congrats on the real estate sales! Property barley gets listed here and it is sucked up. Even though I know real estate is selling like crazy---I know for the agents it is super competitive and cut throat.

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    Re: The Weekly Fred...w/c Sunday 4th June

    Quote Originally Posted by porqoui View Post
    Boy....listening to the news and family statement all day is really dragging me down. I feel like I'm in a no-man's land and the urge to quickly relieve the pain via AL is strong. So am posting as my way of writing my Mick pro/con list. Thanks for listening/reading!
    Hi Abbers. Hang in there PQ. I know that sadness. Hope u don't mind if i write out a little pro/cons list since you mentioned it.....

    Pros of an AF life -

    Pride. Self respect. Self confidence and self esteem skyrocket. Huge positive shift in my attitude. Self care increases. Look great. Shine and sparkle. Walk taller, shoulders back, head held high.

    Cons - Zero. No negatives in living sober.

    Day 1. I just gotta get through this day. My current low mood is totally self inflicted and can be addressed. Very different to what you and family are going through now PQ. Take care of yourself my friend.

    Thinking of you and family too Pauly.

    Det, hope you're okay there.

    Big waves to all.

    'I am part of all that I have met, yet all experience is an arch wherethro', gleams that untravelled world whose margins fade, forever and forever when I move'

    Zen soul Warrior. Freedom today-

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    Re: The Weekly Fred...w/c Sunday 4th June

    Quote Originally Posted by porqoui View Post
    Boy....listening to the news and family statement all day is really dragging me down. I feel like I'm in a no-man's land and the urge to quickly relieve the pain via AL is strong. So am posting as my way of writing my Mick pro/con list. Thanks for listening/reading!
    Struggling to get any kind of signal at all today on a any of the computers. .doing this on phon e . ..managed to get on my phone. ..ppqp it must be a really hard time. You don't need booze. Stay strong...we are all thinking of you xx
    Brew time folks. .at least the kettle is working
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    CHILDHOOD IS LIKE BEING DRUNK.EVERYONE REMEMBERS WHAT YOU DID,EXCEPT YOU.

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    Re: The Weekly Fred...w/c Sunday 4th June

    The booze won't help PQ - we both know that - but we know how it must be so tempting. I cant imagine how your family and you are coping. It must also be so strange to have a sudden murder like this be in world headlines. Thats very very tough. I hope that your niece's parents and sister are given proper assistance in how to deal with the media.
    Mr G - are you back on Day One - I wasn't too clear from your post.
    Ironically we celebrated the Queen's Birthday here in NZ and it was a public holiday. This means nothing in terms of celebrations except a few people receive Honours - including the joke of our former PM. I moved more crap from my office to home and had an afternoon nap - as I am not sleeping so well. My daughter spent the day in the library -preparing for her exams.
    Well be good folks and PQ, please post away.

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    Re: The Weekly Fred...w/c Sunday 4th June

    Good morning all...

    Like the idea of posting like this, I read back and it was easier than several threads.

    Porquoi, so sorry for your loss, please take care of yourself the best you can.

    Mick, you are one busy guy. I understand your distancing yourself from work stories, if you don't have to put up with it anymore your mind is on other things.

    Sunflower, your journey in changing your life is very interesting to me. I admire your courage and motivation to be true to yourself. I want some of that.

    Det, hope you are OK, stop in if you can.

    Hello to Mr. G., TT, Pie, Pauly and Lav. Let's start this week out right, AF.

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    Re: The Weekly Fred...w/c Sunday 4th June

    latest update in the garden..wasnt happy with the pile of yellow york stone,around the little fountain,soo the project yesterday was to change it..here it is ..there will be a village pump pouring water into the fountain..looks better with the new stone..

    as was
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    af since the fourth of July 2012...howzat then America..now proudly marching into year 5..done that one..now bimbling into year 6..tick ..done that one too..as he casually strolls into numero 7


    CHILDHOOD IS LIKE BEING DRUNK.EVERYONE REMEMBERS WHAT YOU DID,EXCEPT YOU.

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    Re: The Weekly Fred...w/c Sunday 4th June

    Happy Monday my friends,Mick I've posted from my phone since 2012,only posted from the computer once that whole time garden is gonna look great make sure to post pics!PQ,I'm thinking of you, sometimes it feels like the world is going crazy,terror,killing,seems like everyone is on drugs(in this city anyways) child abuse,environment changes,etc maybe its part if the reason my brother snapped,feels like the future is screwed sometimes, I just try to focus on my small corner and TRY to keep it positive, I haven't heard from Det,maybe I'll shoot him a text today or he'll show up here hopefully, its a fine line between wanting to check on someone and being annoying, I don't want to annoy anybody but actually thinking back on my last bender if it weren't for Nora texting me everyday I might not have gotten back up,hmmmm, something to think about. Mr.G,great to see you here don't be a strangerTT,waves to you dunno if you're asleep, if its already Thursday there(haha!) Or what but hello,Sam Pie,Lav,Snoopstar, SF,much love to all and I hope today is an easy AF day
    I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

    I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"
    Drinkin won't help a damn thing! Will only make me sick for DAYS and that ugly, spacey dumb feeling-no thanks!

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    Re: The Weekly Fred...w/c Sunday 4th June

    MAE ALL...

    Thanks for all your support, it's greatly appreciated. I did go into work this morning but ended up coming home. Just can't concentrate on anything today. Going to head over to my brothers and just be around family. Will be checking back later....PPQP

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