Hi everyone. It's two days past my major milestone of 240 days, the length of my last long term quit which I had foolishly thrown away. These days I haven't been desiring smoking at all, but I have had a thought here and there about smoking. For instance, I opened up the hot tub again this week. That was where I'd go at night after the kids were asleep and I'd drink a beer while relaxing in the water and smoke five or six cigarettes in a row. Well, i hopped in there in day 240 without a beer or any cigarettes. It was pretty nice, but it really wasn't what it used to be. I think it wasn't just the hot tub that I used to enjoy. I think it was that it was an excuse to just smoke away without abandon for a while. Now I typically am a more active person, so sitting in the hot tub without a cigarette was nice for a short time, but I got kind of bored after a few minutes and decided to get out. I think I'll appreciate it more after I get a few good workouts in at the gym this week. I took about three weeks off from the gym because I was busy remodeling the new house we bought. I had to work there every night to get it ready to rent. That was another time I got had some triggers go off. After doing hours of physical labor I thought about times in the past when I did construction work and took many cigarette breaks. The triggers came and went a few times, but I never was really tempted to actually have one. These days any time I have a slight trigger, I soon find myself feeling grateful that I don't waste hours a day smoking. It really is an inconvenience so often. Well, I'm not headed for 9 months and then the big 300 days. I had a quit several years ago that went many months. I don't know now exactly how long it was, but it definitely was less than ten months. So 300 days will be the longest I haven't smoked in 20 years when i blew my last long quit of two years. That will be around July 4th, independence day! After that, I'll be headed to the one year club. I feel like I have this, but I'm always keeping my guard up cus I know all too well how easy it is to get complacent and lose a quit. Thanks to all of you who have supported me in the last 8 months.