Interestingly enough, I have at least begun the process of quitting smoking. I have smoked for 40 years without complaint. When the quit coach asked me how many times I have tried to quit, I quickly and most assuredly responded that I had never even had a passing thought about quitting. My wife, doctor and children want me to quit here at the last years of my life so that I will be healthier I guess. Everybody wants to be nice and healthy when they die. I have Chantix so maybe I can make it work. I chose the day we leave for Disney World as my quit day which will probably be a mistake. We rented a house and by the time we paid for tickets for daughters and husbands and such we didn't have enough money to buy me tickets. My wife will be at a convention so I will be stuck in a strange house all day alone. If I'm going to sit around a house all day I would rather sit around my own but the things Dad's do to make everyone happy sometimes amazes me. I once had a very nice car and purchased a not so nice second hand car for my son. He wasn't happy about that because the girls weren't impressed. I understood and sympathized with him so switched cars. What an ass I was. That was several years ago and I still have a crappy car. He ended up wreaking my good car (not his fault) then graduated and got a great job making a yearly salary what it took me 25 years to make. He has a brand new GTI. I helped my daughter get a car by cosigning a note. She promised me she would make all the payments. She made one. I have made the rest and have gotten that damn car down to less that $2000 owed. If I would have known she wasn't going to make payments, I wouldn't have co-signed a $12,000 note. And yes... I do dearly love that ass-head so I never made a fuss. I have one more daughter to buy a car for and pay off then I will get ME a nice car. Just a note... If I would have asked my Dad to buy me a car he would have kicked me in the ass and said "If you want a car then get a job". I always had a job since I was 11 in the summers so I did buy my own car for $350. I left home and moved out of state at the tender age of 17 for full time employment. I have been at full time employment ever since. I am getting a little tired of full time employment to be honest with you. Forty years of it is about enough for me. I've paid taxes for 40 plus years now so it is time for someone else to take over. I have always taught my children that if you want something in this life you have to work. They have worked summer jobs from very young ages. My demand to them was to always be on time, never call out unless you're very sick, keep busy and make your boss look good. If you are the boss then take care of your employees. My oldest daughter has 3 jobs and one of them is the Manager of a Coffee Shop. She has young employees who will come into work late then after a couple of hours say "I don't feel like working today. Fuck you I quit." That is not a lie I am sad to say. Even when I was working at 11 years old I would never do anything like that.. much less when I was older. I am very worried for young people. I can retire the year after next but will go another 5. On my last day, I think I will come in and say "I don't feel like working today. Fuck you, I quit". That will make my boss laugh.
Now back to the Orlando vacation and quitting smoking.I will take a lot of books and hopefully the urge to smoke won't come to mind unless I have the bad side effects of Chantix. These side effects are something like killing yourself or others. You might want to skip Disney next week
. Just kidding. My bosses Mother who used to be one of my Jr. High teachers (oddly enough) used Chantix to quit. She smoked a lot longer than I and had no problems. My quit coach said I needed to come up with another activity to deflect my smoking desire if such a desire presented itself. I elected sex as my alternative activity. But... since I will be alone most of the time then sex isn't that great an alternative activity. I think I'll try pushups and abdominal crunches instead. Usually a physical activity is best.
Well... wish me luck because most likely I will need it.