The Night Before, The Night Before, New Years Eve
“Accept the Past with No Regrets. Handle the Present with Confidence. Face the Future with No Fear…”
Montreal weather, this week, has been all over the map. A flurry here, some freezing rain there, terribly dangerous conditions ensued. As the rain came to an end on Tuesday, Wednesday, it was warm enough that all that ice melted, not before wreaking havoc on the population.
Last night, clouds began to form from fronts coming from the Great Lakes, and warnings went up for some serious snow to fall. It snowed all day, and into the evening. When all was said and done, there was about 6 to 8 inches of snow on the ground.
Twitter exploded early this evening telling riders of rapid transit, that buses would be running late (read: Or not come at all) because of heavy snowfall.
I listened to Rafa’s advice, so this afternoon, I downloaded the UBER app to my phone and filled in all the info for tonight’s trip.
I told the app where I was, and where I wanted to go. I set up my payment option and hit the “Request UBER.” Within three minutes my driver was at my front door. He actually called me while I was coming down in the elevator to tell me he had arrived.
I will NEVER take another TAXI in Montreal, so long as I live here.
Taxi drivers here in Montreal have been up in arms about UBER operating here and decimating their bottom lines and livelihoods from direct competition.
If there is one dishonest taxi driver out there, there are more, I am sure !
Thank you UBER.
This will be the last post of 2016. I am looking forward to the WordPress end of year report that comes on New Year’s Eve. After a year of writing, I get the specific stats on just how well we did this year in regards to trends, numbers and readers.
God has been very busy this year, taking many of the most important people that entertainment has ever seen, and will never see again.
In 1977, I was TEN years old, ( My apologies ) when Star Wars came to New Britain, Connecticut. The first time we saw Star Wars was at the Twin City Theatres, across the street, from the store my mother worked in when I was a kid. The name escapes me at the moment.
Star Wars has been a HUGE part of my life, for all of my life. I remember when Return of the Jedi came out, And I specifically remember sitting in the theatre, weeping. I had had a spiritual experience, one of many through the franchise of films.
“Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, You’re my only hope ….”
While God is calling home luminaries of stage and screen, there are those who are speaking petitions to the Almighty, to remove certain people off the face of the earth, specifically. By name …
And I have to agree with them.
Death is never a good option, but, while God is doing what He is doing, why not take a few more for good measure !!!
Let Us Pray …
It is crunch time in the rooms of recovery. We’ve been prepping for this weekend for an entire year. making sure our folks have everything that they need, in terms of time and sobriety. And we even have printed worksheets for people to take home with them, along with a copy of Living Sober, for good measure.
Christmas and New Years can be real killers, both Figuratively and Literally.
As is usual, the stats go down through the weekend, and come January 1st, the stats rise and we welcome folks from all over, to the rooms. We’ve worked very hard this season to anchor our men and women in the rooms.
But, in the end, it all comes down to choices.
There are sober places to go on New Year’s Eve, all over the world.
Sober people really know how to throw a good New Years Eve Party. At least we do, here in Montreal. There are several choices one can make here in the city. Nobody has to be alone, or need to drink. You don’t have to be alone.
I thought about writing a retrospective on the past year, but decided against it.
Good Riddance 2016. It was my toughest year in sobriety for many reasons.
In the end, I am still sober and I listened to good advice where necessary
People might have LOTS of years, but some of those men and women, are not very SOBER.
There but for the Grace of God go I.
Let us turn towards goodness, hope and love.
Goodnight, for the last time in 2016.
I thank all of you who have stayed around, for those who read, and for a certain author, of my acquaintance, who LOVES the LIKE button.
You know who you are.
Many words have been written this year.
On Saturday we will see just how many words were written.
Thank You So Much.