It’s been awhile since my last post, and I apologize. It’s not that a lot has gone on but enough to fill the days and hours. My new job is a backbreaker. I told my wife that it has been a number of years that I have had to work this hard for the rate of pay I have been given, in essence, they are getting their money’s worth.
The weather here, as it is across the south, has been at times unbearable. It was 102 here today with a heat index of 110 or so.
I spoke on Saturday at the NELA Area of NA’s 5th annual fish fry. It was attended by about 12 people. I am slowly coming to understand that this area is just not as big, nor does it simply have a large recovery community. Although drug court plays a role in where people attend, AA or NA, it seems people gravitate more towards AA.
I realize now I will have to work or put more effort into recovery being in a smaller community. It’s just that simple. I still am not sure what to do about a sponsor, there is one person here I may consider, but it’s nothing more than that for right now.
My wife is going stir crazy as she has still not found work. The kids being out of school is not helping this situation either. I know she is doing the best she can.
I had a great Father’s Day. I spoke to my dad on the phone for a half hour which is 20 minutes more than we usually do. I have had more contact with family since I left then when I lived in Ohio. It’s kind of sad actually. I received a nice email from my sister providing some encouragement and for right now my hope is in a better place than it has been in a while.
I hope this post finds you all well.
Take Care…Bob D.