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Posted by meWisconsin Nov 14, 2018

Do I leave tomorrow morning for deer camp or spend the day at home with my wife on our 49th anniversary? I think we all know my answer to that question. It is a good thing my wife is very understanding. After all the years I spent on the road trucking I missed a lot of anniversaries so it is not a big deal for her. I will make a steak and baked potato on the grill tonight so that will make her happy. 

This will be my 5th smoke-free deer camp so really looking forward to it. Hope everyone is doing great in their quits and enjoying the smoke-free lifestyle. Will catch up with everyone when I get back next week.



PS. Had a great time in Las Vegas last month. Didn't win a lot of money but didn't smoke over it.

1522 DOF

Heading out this morning for my yearly trip to Las Vegas to see my old Vietnam buddies. One man less this year. Bruce from Calif just died 2 weeks ago. We will raise a toast to him. 

Got a pocket full of money because I don't have to buy cigarettes anymore so looking forward to a good time.

If you see Pops congratulate him. A little birdie told me he was on day 30.

Everyone enjoy this wonderful Monday.




Posted by meWisconsin Oct 20, 2018

Where's Pops on day 28? I missed him yesterday on day 27 but I"ll bet he felt like he was in heaven. I don't know if Ken is having fun trying to rhyme each day but it gives me something to think about.

Keep up the great quit Ken.




Posted by meWisconsin Sep 23, 2018

They never seem to end. 4 years and 8 days into my quit and a nightmare about smoking appears out of nowhere. It was so real that I could actually taste and smell the cigarette. When I woke this morning I rushed to the bathroom to brush my teeth. It was that bad. Even after all this time people we have to remain vigilant. I'm headed out the door shortly for my morning walk so I can get some fresh air into my lungs and try to forget that horrible dream. Everyone have a fantastic Sunday.



364 days to 5 years

Posted by meWisconsin Sep 14, 2018

Yup today is my 4 year anniversary of being free from cigarettes. Couldn't have made it without the help of everyone here at EX. Looking forward to many more years of being smoke free and enjoying the friendships I have made here at EX.



I'm still here

Posted by meWisconsin Sep 8, 2018

I've been absent for a couple of months but that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking of everyone. There has been some pain in my life lately that I am finally starting to get over. I don't want to bore everyone with the details but suffice to say "I did not smoke over it."

Looking forward to my 4 year anniversary next week. I will be checking in more often in the future. 



A very sad day

Posted by meWisconsin Jul 11, 2018

My beloved Jackson has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Massive heart failure is what the vet told me. He was only 9 years old. I quess God needed a Golden Retreiver at his side. 



Summer time

Posted by meWisconsin Jun 21, 2018

Nothing says summer like a nice comfy chair and a glass of lemonade(vodka optional). Welcome to summer everyone.

Terry 1376 DOF


Flag Day

Posted by meWisconsin Jun 14, 2018

Fly them high and fly them proud today.

Terry  1369 DOF


Roadtrip to Delaware

Posted by meWisconsin May 5, 2018

Leaving in the morning for a drive to Delaware to see an old Navy buddy. Years ago this 1000 mile trip would have been a 3 PACKER  but now it will be smoke free. Can't wait to get started. Not sure what we are going to do but how much trouble could two 70 something old salts get into.

Hope everyone is enjoying their smoke free lifestyle, I know I sure am. I don't get on here as much as I used to but I still think about everyone. Will let you all know how the trip went when I get back.

Terry 1329 DOF 



Posted by meWisconsin Jan 13, 2018

Finished the week with a bang yesterday. Had a colonoscopy in the morning. Only 1 tiny polyp was found and removed so I'm back to being a perfect A hole as my wife says. Last colonoscopy 5 years ago I had 4 polyps so not sure if quitting smoking had anything to do with the number change but I'm happy with the results.

Hope everyone will have a fantastic smoke free weekend.

Terry 1217 DOF  


I like winter but

Posted by meWisconsin Jan 7, 2018

13 straight days of below zero temps is enough already. This coming week it will be in the hight 30's or maybe even 40. That will seem like swimming pool weather compared to this last 2 weeks.

Enjoyed ice fishing with my grandson at the lake house during his Christmas vacation. It was cold but still managed to catch some fish.


It was great not having to worry about having enough cigarettes or something to lite them with. Every year gets better.

Hope everyone is warm and comfortable this winter.

Terry 1211 DOF



Posted by meWisconsin Dec 27, 2017

That's how many days since my last cigarette. I couldn't have done it without the help of the elders who were here and helped me through the first few weeks. Again I thank you all.

Terry  1200DOF 

Leaving tomorrow for northern Wisconsin for another deer hunt. This will be my 4th deer hunt as a nonsmoker. The 1st one was a little tough as I was only smokefree for about 60 days but I made it through ok. Each year has gotten easier. Now I just watch the younger guys smoke and feel sorry for them. I try to suggest ways to help them break the habit but everyone has to make it their decision to quit.

On a happier note I hope everyone here at EX is doing well in their quits. I haven't been here much lately but I think of you all everyday. I will check in when I get back from the great north woods.

P.S.-------Dale keep Ima Deer in her pen.

Terry 1158 DOF 


1 is a lonely number

Posted by meWisconsin Sep 29, 2017

Day 1--Not as bad as I thought it would be

Day 11--Bad but working my way thru it

Day 111--Trying to get thru NML without getting tripped up by Ole Nic

Day 1111--Happy and life is so good that I have to sit on both hands to keep from waving at everyone

So for me 1 is no longer a lonely number. Everyone have a fantastic Friday.

Terry 1111 DOF