Going to the mid-winter AA conference in Midland tomorrow. Prolly gonna freeze my arse off, but if I make it there alive it will be good.
I lived in Midland 20 years ago. It was shortly after the oil business went bust. There were more vacant houses than occupied. We lived in a house right across the street from the only operating pump jack in the city. I worked in my very first treatment job. A halfway house for recovering alcoholics.
That is where my first and favorite sponsor lived. She came to another city where I lived. She was the speaker at a meeting. She introduced herself as a daily drunk and a periodic marryier, and I knew this was someone I could relate to. Sue is dead now, but I’m sure there are many people that I knew that are still alive and still in recovery.
See y’all next week. 😀