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OldBones-Larry

Downfall

Posted by OldBones-Larry Apr 29, 2019

I was talking to an old friend yesterday and got terrible news.

They had given up smoking about 12 years ago. They had been doing great and there seemed to be no problems.

Too much confidence made them feel invincible and they went to a party.

During the gathering, they imbibed way too much.

As Youngatheart.7.4.12 warns so often, they lost everything in a second.

They bummed a smoke thinking one would never hurt anything.

They were so wrong !!!!

Two packs a day is their life now.

They have tried several times since that day to regain their quit. 

So far they have not been able to do so.

Take this as a warning and be ever vigilant in your quit.

Everything can change in an instant and your quit fall over Desolation Point.

Relapse Rocks is a very dangerous place at all times.

Nic is just waiting for that moment to swoop in and ruin your hard work.

Be strong and ever watchful my fellow travelers.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry the Caravan Master

OldBones-Larry

Back to the Mountain

Posted by OldBones-Larry Apr 26, 2019

I am working my way back to the mountain via a little used trail to the backside. 

I wish to climb to the Cave of Meditations and continue to repair my spirit.

I will leave word to call me if Nic or his bunch try anything.

I will send someone down to Carp's Cave for some of that terrific food.

I heard they were working on some new dishes. I think I would like to try some of them.

I wish all safe journey. Stay strong and keep a sharp eye out for any traps or pitfalls.

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On a side note I would ask that you keep this old camel driver in your thoughts.

I had a positive occult blood test and they are doing another at this time.

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One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry the Caravan Master

OldBones-Larry

Ambush Thwarted

Posted by OldBones-Larry Apr 23, 2019

I have been traveling by night for a while now. Several days ago I spotted the mountain, and thus, I knew where the Caravan Trail was.

Last night as I was working my way along, I spotted a large fire off to my left. When I went to investigate, I found one of Nic's crew watching the trail.

As he wasn't aware of my being anywhere close, I worked my way around to a spot where I could lure him close to me.

I had gathered some thing along my way across the wastelands and began tossing them towards the trail.

He took the bait and started sneaking towards the sound. 

Just as he passed me, I sprang out onto him.

We fought for quite q while before he fell for a simple ruse. 

I asked him if he had a smoke and he immediately started searching his pockets. 

I hit him with a piece of wood and knocked him out.

I drug him back the way I had come and dug a pit into the sand way out in the middle of the wastelands. I buried him in it up to his neck.

When he awoke, I gave him a message to pass on to Nic in case  he is found alive.

The message is that Nic and his crew will never win and will suffer many casualties if they continue trying to attack travelers.

I don't expect that he will be found before he perishes though.

Keep a watchful eye for traps and ambushes my fellow travelers.

Stay strong in your journey and remember ....

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry the Caravan Master

OldBones-Larry

Support

Posted by OldBones-Larry Apr 14, 2019

It is so amazing what can be done with support!!

Let me explain just a little....

2000 days ago I was somewhere between living and the Ancestor Lands. I remained that way for ten hours.

The next three days are totally lost to me. I was in a drug induced coma as I began the long road to recovery from heart surgery. 

It also began my personal journey to freedom from sickorettes....

I had to endure pain, uncertainty, depression, elation, and many other things. 

I had good days. I had bad days.

I made my journey and succeeded in quitting.

I had terrific support here and valued it all. 

I now wish to tell those beginning their journey to lean on the support from people here. Listen to what they have to tell you.

Read their old blogs and pick out the things that you find helpful.

We encourage "snooping" through our old blogs. 

Without the help, support, and friendships I found here I would not be able to say that I am 2000 days free from nicotine.

I thank those that helped so much on this journey and urge those just starting to also lean on the support you will find here.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry

OldBones-Larry

Back Home

Posted by OldBones-Larry Apr 11, 2019

The Elders have let me return back to my home.

I have spent many hours over the days seeking the Ancient Ones and seeking to center my Spirit.

My Spiral was very far out of balance.

I spent days in meditation and seeking the center of all things where I might find my center once more.

With much help and and seeking, I have returned to my center self.

I must now continue to meditate and seek the advice of the Ancient Ones and the Elders that have been before.

I will return to the Caravan as soon as I can.

Stay strong in your journey my friends.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you need to be.

Larry (Soaring Eagle)