|Yesterday 11:51 AM|
|02-25-2020 03:05 PM|
Hahahahah, my lady even said "arnt you glad you didn't drink last night before you had to unload those?"
Those fuckers were HEAVY.
It was awesome meeting you man. I look forward to you gettin em in so we can go wheeling.
|02-25-2020 01:40 PM|
|BIG-O||I was "that guy" all the time.|
|02-25-2020 09:41 AM|
Apparently the guy who started this thread still comes around Pirate. Cheers to you KDUB.
9 months and 5 day update:
I own a kingpin 60 and sterling 10.25 with 4.10 gears. I NEVER thought I'd swap to tons until YEARS of wheeling and getting by with 33s.
I had a guy I'd never met offer to deliver them and maybe in the future we'll go wheeling together.
I can easily buy booze for other people, have booze at my house and not drink a drop of it, and even joke about drinking all the beer in the house with my wife knowing I'm not going back.
I don't even remember what it feels like to wake up still drunk, or hung over.
I notice no one at social gatherings is drinking to get a hard buzz or "party" like I did. I guess I was "that guy" who always showed up to get drunk and tell you he isn't drunk and knows his limit.
I ran (literally) to a 1 year old's birthday party over the weekend. Walked through the house and said some Hellos and saw people being offered a variety of alcohol in a "DIY/Serve yourself" fashion and thought "it is a 1 year old's birthday party? wtf?" and kind of remembered some people can have 1 beer with lunch and maybe catch enough of a buzz off that, or just like the taste and know they're not going to drink 5 more before leaving. I could have hung out longer but I had axles coming and I didn't want to make the guy wait. I'm not sure anyone who showed up to move axles could have done it if we'd been our former "party all Friday night" selves.
Later that night I met ANOTHER dude who is building a buggy and even he said "yeah I don't drink but I'll still bring some beer just in case I need a favor or something."
I'm STILL waiting for that guy who parties too hard to show up to events. I think I leave before he shows up because my son's bedtime is too early. Maybe that guy is busy driving his kids home researching Dana 60 rebuilds and saving up for links or some bullshit like that.
|02-19-2020 12:11 PM|
|02-19-2020 11:34 AM|
My bio dad was a alcoholic so I saw it growing up.
I didn't start drinking daily til I was in my early 20's. By the time I quit (39) I was drinking 6 16oz beers a day and since I worked 4 10's I would drink 12 beers thru the day and usually 3 screwdrivers in the morning friday/Saturday&Sunday. I did this routine for well over 8 years and no one knew.
I quit because of what happened at koh 2010, it was the wake up call I needed after hating drinking for multiple years. I never sobered up that year at koh, I showed up with 8 cases of red dog, a half gallon of jager, 2 fifths of vodka, a half oz of weed and a 8th of mushrooms. And finished it all in 11 days.
I know the reason quitting was fairly easy this time, after dozens of failed attempts before. I was thinking non stop of the new 'racecar' I was building for koh'11. It was a thinking of beer override and I didn't realize it was important til later on. I never shook or had tremors but I did get migrains for the first time ever, about 10 in total over the first 3 years.
In summary, your brains prom needs to be reprogrammed to not think of alcohol, to not think of where your stopping to get it, where you can drink the first one, when you should have your last one cause the parents are coming over....that crap needs to be removed and replaced with something your passionate about. Then you can start living again.
|02-19-2020 08:28 AM|
Congrats on 10 years Bunk!
64Trvlr- I know you have a bunch of years under your belt as well, and to you, I also salute.
As I read both of your comments, I was reminded of something I posted in this thread a while ago (I think it was on my 1 year anniversary)- I have yet to hear ANYONE say quitting drinking was the WORST decision they ever made. Not that I need it, but it certainly doesn't hurt, thank you guys for once again confirming I've made the right choice.
I personally am thankful you guys with a lot more experience in this area chime in and offer your support, it means a lot.
As ADD said, this thread offers a very unique "support" system that is awesome! One I truly treasure as I know there will be no BS and folks will tell you how it is, not always easy to find in today's world.
|02-18-2020 07:19 PM|
I haven't enjoyed my life this much in as long as I can remember. Having good people from this board, and thread in particular for support is awesome.
|02-18-2020 04:50 AM|
my record is 9 months. but I did not plan to quit for good.
but the circle of communication has changed.
|02-18-2020 04:35 AM|
Congrats on 10 years!!
I agree with you, quitting was the best thing I've ever done.
|02-17-2020 09:58 PM|
|H8DWINGS||I’m not sure what I could sell the 9s for though. I mean....I guess what I paid for it since it came with a spool and 4.56s gears in one and the other has a broken third member with some 3.70s.|
|02-17-2020 09:54 PM|
|ADD||Sell the 9s and be done with it.... I'll give you my address so you can send me a thank you card later|
|02-17-2020 09:50 PM|
|02-17-2020 08:29 PM|
|02-17-2020 07:31 PM|
Oh and I donít know if the Taurus fan will even work so it might have been three hours and $60 flushed down the drain. Moving on to more expensive mobile ham radio stuff.
Also passed on a kingpin 60 in Cool with a Ďfreeí rear axle. $1,300 with steering and itís probably gone already.
|02-16-2020 02:24 PM|
|02-16-2020 02:15 PM|
I went to bed at midnight trying to figure out how to take apart a factory relay harness and kind of learned after spending the $15 to get it I could have just built something like it for about the same price, and I should have stuck with the Volvo fan for simple wiring to the Volvo harness than gone with the Taurus fan. Oh well I would have spent that money on beer and not gotten anything out of it so I donít care. Oh and I woke up around 5:30 am feeling like I was almost hungover thinking Ďtoday is going to SUUUUUUUCCK.í Around 20 minutes later I felt fine. SO much better than being up drinking beer to midnight then waking up on little sleep.
Oh and my FAWKING 9 inch third member is broken. I just wanted to get the spider nests out of it. Previous owner either dropped it hard one time or some broke shit. It also wasnít 3.89 gears it was 3.70 based my MY math. I could be wrong.
|02-16-2020 12:13 PM|
|02-16-2020 09:07 AM|
10 years ago today I was 100% ready to quit. And I did.
It was the single best thing ive ever done in my life.
|02-14-2020 01:29 PM|
|02-14-2020 12:07 PM|
Yep.....last summer was my rock bottom. September 13th was my quit day. My first post in this thread was day 5. I was scared shitless...
Congrats to everyone who is still sticking with it
|02-14-2020 10:40 AM|
Since it's V-Day I spent about $80 on the wife because I'd have blown that on beer and I'd already put a few bucks in savings after buying axles. Plus I got her a gift and she didn't get me one. I didn't even have to play the "oh you don't have to get me something. I just got you this because..." card.
It was kind of odd seeing all the $25 Eclipse Beers I'd have been wanting to buy sit on the shelf yesterday when I bought the wife some Prosecco for an upcoming spa day, or for whenever she wants to have mimosas. I was just walking around eyeballing all the beer thinking "oh I'd buy that. Oh that's a good one too. OH SHIT A 2016 BCBS BARLEYWINE!!!!" and I never had that itch/urge/craving to buy one and sit in the truck or the garage or tell the wife "well I've been doing good. It's just ONE. For a special occasion." I guess every day without alcohol is my special occasion.
|02-14-2020 10:32 AM|
|02-13-2020 09:16 PM|
Now it amazes me all the free time I have during the week after work. TV bores the hell out of me now
|02-13-2020 09:14 PM|
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