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by Karl R
Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: working out step 2
Replies: 18
Views: 11100

working out step 2

Karl R. Here. Alcoholic but newly sober for 4 complete days. I've been working out the details of step 2 for myself. I found the following comments on step 2 by "Curtis" Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 8:31 pm Post subject: Re: Step Study - Step 2 (From Curtis S.)"This step does not mention God. I too thou...
by Karl R
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:05 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: in for a penny/in for a pound
Replies: 14
Views: 5485

Now the $64,000 question that I ask my sponsees, "Are you done with this life?" A quick inventory. My career is on a downward spiral that I have been attributing to an overwhelming work load but now know to be caused by my drinking and the resulting loss of capacity My wife lives and works 60 miles...
by Karl R
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: the list
Replies: 16
Views: 5403

Thanks all. But most of all-thanks to Jim for his honesty with me about the importance of taking the steps and going with the program rather then just basking in my new found sobriety. On another note-got rid of 8 cases of beer tonight out of the house. My farm crew was a little disturbed that I dis...
by Karl R
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Higher Power
Replies: 9
Views: 3629

I've been thinking about this very thing over the weekend since I'm very early in this sobriety thing. We all have one thing in common and that is that we ourselves are powerless over alcohol and that our lives are a mess. If you accept that first fact it leaves you in a very funny position. If you ...
by Karl R
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: in for a penny/in for a pound
Replies: 14
Views: 5485

My wife has started calling me an old man over the last couple years and says that I have lost my personality. I think this is what she is referring to; the empty shell or dead on the inside.

Karl
by Karl R
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: the light of day
Replies: 0
Views: 2120

the light of day

Here's a hymn that meant something to me this morning as I'm off to work. It speaks to the light of day that we see as we are off to work and also the light of day sobriety brings to us. Also it speaks to the HP's ability to take care of us if we ask. Thankful for the morning light shining over eart...
by Karl R
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Newcomer
Replies: 10
Views: 3131

Welcome Kevin from sunny eastern oregon.

You're one day ahead of me on the sobriety journey. Good Luck.

Karl
by Karl R
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: intentional living on the farm
Replies: 0
Views: 2319

intentional living on the farm

Here is a piece of humor on a Friday evening which spoke to me as a parable about intentional living. The visitor to the bed and breakfast in the story below was living his life intentionally. Unfortunately without a higher power's input into the situation his 'intentional living' went horribly side...
by Karl R
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: the list
Replies: 16
Views: 5403

Strange that the Big Book has a chapter titled "Into Action" but nothing on "Into Activity," isn't it? And I wonder why it says "If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any lengths to get it -- then you are ready to take certain steps." instead of "....you are ready to mo...
by Karl R
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: My moment of truth.
Replies: 7
Views: 2247

My moment of truth came Friday morning when I realized that I had had two very long/extended phone conversations. One with my wife and one with my boss. During both conversations I was perfectly normal and the business at hand was taken care of without either of them thinking anything of it. The pro...
by Karl R
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Our Hobbies.
Replies: 91
Views: 26451

Mike, Funny you should mention hobbies. I've been thinking about this lately. For the last 20 years my time has been filled with working long hours, helping my wife raise two fine special needs children who are now fine teenagers, and (BIG SUPRISE HERE) DRINKING. When I was young I used to play the ...
by Karl R
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: the list
Replies: 16
Views: 5403

Hey Karl, Would it be too much to ask if you updated us on your ativities? i.e. writing about your list accomplishments. Martin Martin--believe it or not I've done everything on my original list at least once in the last two days. I've also prayed as you suggested. That's a nice addition to the lis...
by Karl R
Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: the list
Replies: 16
Views: 5403

the list

Day two of sobriety has been hard. Day one was a cinch because it was a work day (12 hours) and I came home and went to sleep after dinner. Day two has been a bit of a problem because Saturday has become one of my prime drinking days. To eat up a bit of time I started 'The list' These are things to ...
by Karl R
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: in for a penny/in for a pound
Replies: 14
Views: 5485

in for a penny/in for a pound

Hi, My name is Karl. I've been an extremely functional alcoholic since my first drink in 1984. Approximately 40,000 beers later (this is just an estimate based on 5 beers per night-not an actual count) I think I am powerless over alcohol and my life is a mess. Even though I have a highly sucessful c...