FedEx finally arrived with my new Google Pixel 8 Pro phone. The setup process was amazing and blew my mind. First I transferred the SIM over from my Galaxy, then set it down next to my Pixel.
I scanned a QR-Code and suddenly the Pixel started grabbing my apps, wifi settings, passwords, messages, photos and contacts. It was magical.
Everything is now on my new phone, and works perfectly. So, I said goodby to my old friend of five years, and performed a factory reset. I'll take her up to Columbia tomorrow and turn her back in.
This puts my sixth day of sobriety, on to the books. Every day I become stronger of will and more empowered. Alcohol is my enemy and I'm fighting it with every cell in my old body, and I'm winning! Soon I'll stop counting!
Every fucked up thing I ever did in my life probably had booze behind it. I'm done with that, it's been hurting me bad lately, and I'm stopping it now.
I've found a great place to stay after dinner at the Indian restaurant Chai Pani next Friday. It's the Pilot/Flying J, nine miles (21 minutes) south of downtown Decatur GA. Very inexpensive, as in free. Why get a motel room when you're sleeping alone and have a sweet memory foam bed in the back of your truck?
From there the next morning it's 450 miles (6.5 hours) down to Shelby's new place in Tampa. This is country in the South that I've never seen before, so I'll take my time and explore.
Shelby and friend are getting into Tampa late, and armed with the gate code, I'll just sleep inside her complex until they arrive.