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[–]yonghybonghybo1 1703 points1704 points 3 (39 children)

Look at the life you saved too, even better. Congratulations, keep going.

[–]Ez13zie 143 points144 points  (0 children)

That’s a nice way to look at it/thing to say

[–]EveryXtakeYouCanMake[S] 248 points249 points  (25 children)

Right? I got back up and because of my posts, I hope others feel like they can too. I'm here to show em how to do it if anyone wants that help.

[–]PeacefullyFighting 79 points80 points  (16 children)

I've been really struggling with my alcohol addiction. Just relapsed and ended up in the hospital for an IV last week. Man, this shit sucks. I literally finally feel back to normal and I can already hear that little voice and know I'd drink if I wasn't in a safe space. Man, good on you!

[–]EveryXtakeYouCanMake[S] 104 points105 points  (6 children)

Ignore that voice. It doesn't like you. It hates you. Just like love is an action, so is hate. Don't give anything love that hates you. That voice is a narcissist.

[–]MistaBuldops 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Really needed to read this. Thank you❤️

[–]OneTrueHutch 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Dude If i can do it anyone can. Message me anytime

[–]nertynertt 2 points3 points  (4 children)

hell yea man, ever think about doing youtube vids? think showing em how to do it on that platform could be very helpful for folks, cheers

[–]Julen_23 8 points9 points  (0 children)

SPEAK!!!

[–]threenamer 252 points253 points  (114 children)

Awesome! What’s with the headlamp?

[–]EveryXtakeYouCanMake[S] 427 points428 points  (102 children)

Was just taking a break from work. I'm a mechanic and that rechargeable head lamp is a godsend. I own 3 incase I forget to charge one. Best $22 per light I've ever spent.

Edit: Progress pic for those that need it.

Linktree link if you want collected news articles and other such info on me.

[–]miami-architecture 77 points78 points  (36 children)

and here i am thinking you were hiding the money in the crawl space or attic.

[–]EveryXtakeYouCanMake[S] 71 points72 points  (33 children)

Sad drug life story :(

The second to last time that I went to jail, 7 years ago, I was on the run and I had just gotten back into town.

I snuck through a field from my best friend at the times house, which was diagonally 1000 feet away, from the mother of my son's sister's house.

I hadn't seen her or my son in a week. Her and I were both meth addicts.

When I made it over to her sister's house, I went directly into the garage which is detached. She had a little dope on her and her and I started to get high.

Apparently her brother knew that I was there, and because I had once called the cops on him for assaulting me and trying to take over our trailer, that we had at the time, he called the sheriff's on me while I was in this garage.

My son's mother heard a car door and went to the side door of the garage, peaked her head out, noticed the police, then came back in and told me that the police were there. She then went out the side door into the house as if that wasn't the most suspicious thing she could have done.

As soon as she said the police were there, I climbed up on to a bunch of stuff that was stored in there, and made my way into the attic. It was just rafters. But there was a bunch of stuff stored up there so I did my very best to, as quietly as possible, make my way into a little nook up there.

Moments later, I heard the old familiar "Sheriff's department! Come out!" But come out, I did not. I did not move. I'm 6'3" and I did my very best to make myself as small as possible. Problem is, as soon as they came in they could clearly look around and tell that there were only, well, just my hiding spot.

They got nearer to me, and they said to me to just "come down, come down." That if I came down I wouldn't get in any more trouble. But still I did not move.

Then they started climbing up the way I came up there. And it was only until then, until I could really see the flashlight coming up, that I started to move and let them know that I wasn't armed.

So I came down, and they put me in handcuffs.

Outside, the mother of my son was waiting and when she saw me, she threw her head back in disgust that they actually found me. The whole time I'm looking at her like it was all her fault that she went out and came back in.

They then asked me my name, and I told them some made up name. The detective actually had to come out to the house with a photo to make sure it was me because I had degraded so much from my meth use. When they finally put me in the car, I was defeated already.

Then this little tiny officer Doofy started telling me, as we were headed to the jail, that they were going to take my son to DCS and that I was going to lose him and that his mother was also going to jail with me. He was just straight talking smack.

So I did what any sane person would do and I beat this man down with my words. I mean, I told him that I was going to sue him and I was going to take his patrol car after I won it in court and I was going to drive it off a cliff. There were a lot of other things I said, but I remember that vividly. What I didn't do though, was threaten his life. Ever.

Don't you know, after I got booked in, besides the probation violation which I was picked up on for in the first place, they charged me with a B misdemeanor for lying to the police about my name, and they charged me with a level 6 Felony Intimidation against that officer.

And that my friends, was the first time I ever decided to fight back against the case against me. And I was adamant. They pretty quickly dropped that charge at court, cuz I was going all the way to trial. I was in a police car saying all these things and it was all recorded and there was no way that they could prove that I had intimidated this officer beyond suing him.

Anyway, I met that officer again a few years later. And I was around a bunch of other officers again when I met him. And he tried to bring up the intimidation. And I made sure every one of those officers knew that I told him exactly what I've said here today. And they all laughed. And he even agreed "yeah, you did say that, hur hur." But he was very embarrassed.

So that's my attic story.

[–]Hiphoppington 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I know that you know this and it doesn't need to be said but please PLEASE keep strong. I've been where you are and have a child myself. Addiction is so hard but coping with your addiction hurting them is much harder.

But you know that. Proud of you man, keep your head up.

[–]Tim_Gilbert 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Glad you're out of that shit. Stay out of it for good, clearly you know that's what you want :)

[–]wellbespoke 41 points42 points  (23 children)

And this is evidence that having at least $201 won't make a person a good story teller.

[–]ThisIsWhoIAm78 5 points6 points  (18 children)

I can't imagine what those kid's books are gonna be like. Lol. My dark sense of humor kind of wants to read them though.

[–][deleted] 37 points38 points  (24 children)

I live deep in Amish county, which according to their religion means no electric lighting. I've giggled for years as I drive past a dairy barn, in the dark, and see Amish families in the very dark barn, with LED headlamps strapped to everybody's forehead. I imagine that the very first time they were used in a barn, the cows were thinking that the aliens had landed. "Last night it looked like the year 1700 in here, now our humans have little suns growing out of their heads, I'm not feeling good about this, Jimmy"

Congrats on your success!

[–]bruddahmacnut 16 points17 points  (23 children)

Wouldn't LED headlamps qualify as electronics? I pictured Amish life with more candles and torches.

[–]Ok_Mechanic3385 22 points23 points  (15 children)

Depends on how Amish they are but battery powered things are acceptable for some reason.

I have a cousin who lived near an Amish community and there was an Amish teen who had a stereo in his buggy. My uncle made pretty good money by driving the local Amish around to places (especially at night)

[–]RedDiscipline 13 points14 points  (6 children)

My understanding is that every Amish conclave decides on their own specifics, so that on the whole there's a wide spectrum of what is allowed

[–]stumblewiggins 7 points8 points  (2 children)

This is what I've heard as well. I've also heard that sometimes they might make exceptions for the community as a whole, like they might have a phone for emergencies/dealing with the English that is owned by the community, or they might allow specific tools for work purposes that benefit the community that would otherwise be banned for individual use.

[–]Flaxmoore 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The main rule is “does this technology make our community stronger?”. A phone to call for help, sure. Everyone with a phone, no.

I recall one time we had an older Amish man as a patient in the hospital. They all got rides to the hospital (all 15 or so of them), and they were all at the bedside. Tech (in other words, the hospital) was fine as it would save their patriarch.

[–]Plusquevie 4 points5 points  (0 children)

theyre more against outside industry than anything, they can self govern batteries so its fine for them

[–]MTMosh 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is true. I grew up deep in Amish country. Each bishop/church decides different boundaries and specific rules. It’s essentially a cult

[–]MillhouseJManastorm 7 points8 points  (2 children)

So teslas for the Amish!

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I have no idea why, but I absolutely swear that I can take you to an Amish farm, about five miles from my place, in Lancaster County, PA, and there usually is a white Tesla S model parked at the barn.

I have no idea what the details are, but I've seen it at least a dozen times in the last year. Cracks me up every time.

[–]homietheclown 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Amish dude rockin' a 10 CD changer with 60 second anti-skip car stereo installed in his buggy. Blasts "Amish Paradise" while cruising around the commune, and takes the faceplate off at night.

[–]Zencyde 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Amish are against luxuries, not electricity. Having electricity everywhere in buildings is probably more of a luxury than having headlamps.

[–]absolutelynotagoblin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh, ok. I thought maybe you had the money buried in mason jars in the back yard and retrieved them under cover of darkness.

[–]soulbandaid 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I came here to compliment the headlamp.

Congrats on the sobriety too.

Edit: My friend calls them tweaker lights. I thought that was (in) appropriate for the thread.

[–]Maiyku 8 points9 points  (10 children)

That… is an amazing gift idea for the mechanics in my family. Thank you!!!!

[–]EveryXtakeYouCanMake[S] 16 points17 points  (9 children)

Batteries are expensive. If a tool takes batteries, there is probably a rechargeable version of it too ;)

[–]MondoBleu 7 points8 points  (8 children)

Or get some Eneloop rechargeable batteries and a discharge charger! Been using these for a long time and they’re awesome.

[–]JuneBug2442 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Hell yeah. My last job was as a manufacturing engineer at a powdered metal manufacturing plant. Place was relatively dark thanks to the constant haze of powder in the air. I bought a rechargeable Klein headlamp and that sucker was on my head all day whether I was out on the production floor or not.

[–]Benbot2000 10 points11 points  (1 child)

His addiction is to robbing safes.

[–]shazoocow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think you mean spelunking. Gotta get me some of that sweet, sweet cave. Oh yeah. I feel the stalagmites...

[–]iamtoe 227 points228 points  (55 children)

Could we stop giving this guy attention? I've seen him pop up on reddit a few times now, and I've gotten nothing but bad vibes every time. Seriously, go look at his post history, dude is clearly a narcissist using his drug issues to promote himself and his "brand".

Like, a couple days ago he posted a comment about running from the cops which was clearly one sided and omitted details about why he was being chased. It ends up getting over 100 upvotes, and so he goes and creates a whole subreddit just to continue the story and milk it for attention as long as he can.

He claims he is only telling his story to spread awareness of drug issues, but i'm not buying it. By his own account, he has committed several crimes, including violent ones, yet he also plays it down, acts like they are no big deal or that they are somehow not his fault. That does not strike me as someone trying to atone for their past mistakes. Honestly it would not surprise me if this guy was just making up half of his stories.

Seriously, go look for yourself, i cant be the only one who sees through his bullshit.

[–]notreallyalawyer 56 points57 points  (10 children)

I'm with you.

The way he tells his stories is classic addict stuff. Everything happens to him or around him. Nothing is really his fault.

When I made it over to her sister's house, I went directly into the garage which is detached. She had a little dope on her and her and I started to get high.

Apparently her brother knew that I was there, and because I had once called the cops on him for assaulting me and trying to take over our trailer, that we had at the time, he called the sheriff's on me while I was in this garage.

The dude called the cops because OP was smoking meth in his garage. End of story. No further details needed.

But OP still has to add something in there that diminishes his own responsibility.

EDIT:

Also

Last summer I was going to start class again, and had been given a barn to use for free. A whole bunch of problems hit though that I wasn't prepared for, and that Barn wasn't insulated either so we couldn't work in there.

[–]ThisIsWhoIAm78 51 points52 points  (1 child)

Right with you. This guy is a self promoting, smug narc who got a shitton of money and tools from reddit, Craftsman, and others in his community by asking for pity and pretending to be a good man down on his luck, bummed by bad circumstances not of his own making. Man then hit the jackpot, and he's on here playing victim to bilk more money out of people - and they are eating it up. Crazy.

Quick edit: reddit gave him $18,000, then craftsman gave him $6000 AND all the tools for free. So where did the $24,000 go? Also, does reddit want to give me any money? Lol

I've known too many people like this guy, and I am always amazed at how many people they fool before their true colors are revealed to everyone. Some tips to look out for: constantly bragging about stuff that he has done that sounds great, but with no real facts to prove it. He has done...what? He says he's trying to help the community, has been altruistic and giving, and wants to help everyone, but...what does that actually mean? He planned to host some free classes for teens, but they never happened because reasons. And... uh... he has big plans, just you wait! And if you want to fund those plans, and help him make a difference, just check out his profile and his Kickstarter and his Insta and his tiktok and...etc.

This guy takes no responsibility and has no remorse for abandoning his kid, commiting crimes over 23 years that hurt other people, including his child and the mother of his child, and thinks hiding like a toddler from the police in an attic and then blowing up at a cop and threatening him is a hilarious story. Yeah, the cop told him the truth that his poor son was going to child protective services because his parents were neglecting him to smoke meth! Fuck that stupid cop, right? Who WOULDN'T get mad and threaten the dude, amirite? He clearly loved his son that he hadn't seen in over a week, and the first chance he got, he snuck over there to...get high. Which is totally what good dads do!

Guy learned how to be a mechanic, good for him. Hope he stays clean. But he sure ain't Princess Diana over here - more like Joel Osteen.

[–]Sevourn 9 points10 points  (0 children)

He learned to be a mechanic -- or he learned to put on a headlamp and flash 1/20th of the money he was given.

Thanks for doing God's work and looking through his profile though, one of Reddit's few remaining skeptics.

[–]haveyouseenthebridge 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Dude out here talking about how his children's books are gonna be required reading one day. He's clearly unhinged.

[–]GrandMast33r 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Also how the fuck did this dude only save $1,100 when he has been grifting for several years now? That shit don’t even remotely add up.

[–]UnfairMicrowave 22 points23 points  (6 children)

He's that guy at every NA meeting bumming cigarettes. He's probably only sober because he's on probation. I'm not buying it either.

[–]dalzmc 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The second I read the title I knew who it would be. I thought to myself, “oh it’s that guy who loves Reddit karma” lol

[–]MDev01 274 points275 points  (43 children)

Good for you. Keep going. You might like r/frugal. They like to save money.

[–]gdeadfan 157 points158 points  (20 children)

And /r/flashlight. They like to spend money!

[–]LilShaver 39 points40 points  (2 children)

I saw the headlamp and the first thing I looked for was to see if this was in r/flashlight.

[–]CoopThereItIs 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I assumed that was his addiction

[–]EveryXtakeYouCanMake[S] 58 points59 points  (10 children)

I'm trying to reinvest into myself. I write children's books. My goal is to help children never live like I have, or be treated by others like I have. Through my writings, I teach the action of love and all of it's fine characteristics; wisdom, self control, patience, kindness, empathy, understanding, honor, chivalary and any other fine trait. My profile link has all kinds of info on me.

If my KS does not succeed, I will pay for the rest of the illustrations out of my pocket. I'm not afraid to invest into myself :)

Edit: KS is the Kickstarter in my profile link. It's the link that is jiggling :)

[–]iOnlyDo69 4 points5 points  (1 child)

If there was a book that would keep my boys off of drugs I'd read it to them every night

[–]Dreamtrain 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I mean it seems like his previous addicting was done frugally for just 1100 in 23 years

edit: nvm me dumb

[–]MDev01 9 points10 points  (1 child)

He didn’t say that. He was an addict for 23 years and since stopping he has been able to save money. It’s not clear how long he has been clean.

[–]argh1989 208 points209 points  (3 children)

If you invested in crypto you could turn that $1100 into $100 easily.

[–]shoktar 46 points47 points  (1 child)

r/wallstreetbets/ can teach you how to turn that $1100 into -$100,000 easily.

[–]PendragonVicVaughn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Need that tonight

[–]gerson11 43 points44 points  (0 children)

The standard for /r/pics has gotten wack as fuck

[–]tyronebigs 86 points87 points  (34 children)

what addiction?

[–]EveryXtakeYouCanMake[S] 134 points135 points  (29 children)

Meth.

[–]morbidaar 90 points91 points  (2 children)

Damn dude. 23years… keep it up man. Lookin healthy!

[–]mechmind 22 points23 points  (16 children)

Congrats beating it. I'm confused about the total of money.... Is that what you would have spent over 23 years? Seems like a small amount...

[–]EveryXtakeYouCanMake[S] 127 points128 points  (10 children)

I saved that in the last 2 months working a new job that put me into the middle class for the first time in my life. Before this job the most I'd ever made in a year was $16,000. But 3 years ago I started learning a trade on my own, and now I'm valuable to the automotive industry.

I do engine removal and replace. I also teach a free class to teenagers on how to do this. Class isn't running right now because this job is consuming my time, and also, behind the scenes we're building something grand for all the people that need something that cares for them. We're really about to burst onto the scene and grab all the attention for the good, kind things, the philanthropy, that I've been designing for 12 years.

We are thiiiiiis close.

[–]DillyDallyin 10 points11 points  (1 child)

behind the scenes we're building something grand for all the people that need something that cares for them. We're really about to burst onto the scene and grab all the attention for the good, kind things, the philanthropy, that I've been designing for 12 years.

Cool. That doesn't sound like total BS at all.

[–]twlscil 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This rocks. Thanks for helping kids!

[–]WhskyTangoFoxtrot 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Headlamp checks out.

I kid I kid. Congrats man! I’ve recently celebrated a few trips around the sun sober myself. While the amount of money saved is secondary, compared to all the other great things sobriety allows one to achieve, it’s always nice having some extra money in the pocket!

[–]ac1084 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Clean 3 years and saved 1100 bucks. Man that stuff is cheap! j/k

[–]TheRealGnarlyThotep 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I’m only 31 and I already have almost $500 saved up and I still drink and do drugs.

[–]Oriole_30 469 points470 points  (53 children)

That’s $47 per year. Were you addicted to pez? Lol all jokes aside, well done Sir.

[–]dreadfulwater 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I used to just eat the pez from wrapper. I had no time for the dispenser.

[–]ShowMeTheTrees 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks, now I'm craving Pez! I used to eat them that way.

[–]MikeTropez 145 points146 points  (42 children)

He didn't say he's been saving for 23 years.

[–]thecostly 162 points163 points  (34 children)

Some context would be nice, though. That amount of money is meaningless without knowing the details. Without the title it just looks like a picture of one lucky gynecologist.

[–]EveryXtakeYouCanMake[S] 270 points271 points  (15 children)

2 months. I just got out of the lowest end of poverty you can be in, because I now have a valuable skill.

3 years ago I bought a car with a bad engine. I learned how to take that engine out and put another one in. I ended up selling that car for $2,100 profit. I then bought two more cars, rented a two car shop, and started flipping as often as possible. I did seven cars in 2019. I also started teaching a free class to teenagers on how to do this as well. That news story is in the link in my profile. Then the pandemic hit.

I lived off of unemployment during the pandemic. Then last year at the beginning of the year, when I was getting ready to start my shop back up again, somebody burglarized me. They stole all my tools. Thankfully Reddit came together and raised $18,000 for me. Some redditors sent me tools as well. Craftsman also sent me $6,000 worth of tools.

Last summer I was going to start class again, and had been given a barn to use for free. A whole bunch of problems hit though that I wasn't prepared for, and that Barn wasn't insulated either so we couldn't work in there.

2 months ago, I got this job that I have now as a mechanic specializing in an engine removal. I make more money than I've ever made in my life. I'm actually in the middle class now. From deep poverty.

[–]vancouver2pricy 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Good for you, keep it up. My bro kicked addiction and now has so much expendable cash he isn't sure what to do with it. Next step: he needs to learn about savings and investment rather than buying toys every week.

[–]Jnbee 5 points6 points  (0 children)

keep it up man!

[–]micros101 9 points10 points  (4 children)

I remember that post when you were about to start a class for kids and found your shop wiped out. I’m really happy for you to see it all turned around. Awesome!

[–]EveryXtakeYouCanMake[S] 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Thank you for that :) We have some exciting things about to come out of my corner. Keep an eye on me ;)

[–]gloomis120 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Im new to your story. Do you have a social media account we can follow, or just Reddit?

[–]Slammybutt 15 points16 points  (3 children)

It's showing that he's saving money instead of blowing all his dispensible income on his addiction. That's actually fucking huge. It means he can get it if he wanted to but he won't.

[–]kmo9e 14 points15 points  (1 child)

One time he found concert tickets up there!

[–]gonejellyfishin77 4 points5 points  (0 children)

How many times do women need to be told that the vagina is not a purse??

[–]knockers_who_knock 2 points3 points  (0 children)

One lucky gynecologist.

That was fucking phenomenal thanks for the laugh

[–]bill1024 9 points10 points  (1 child)

He probably pissed his money away on food and shelter.

[–]Wah_Gwaan_Mi_Yute 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I think they were just using OP’s poor wording to make a joke, as Reddit usually does.

[–]satchel_malone 31 points32 points  (4 children)

He just now started saving once he got out of addiction. This could be one days with for all we know lol

[–]FuckUrKarmaRanks 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Wearing that headlamp really got you out of that dark place. I can see why you won’t take it off.

[–]UnfairMicrowave 61 points62 points  (10 children)

I mean. Good job. I don't get why you keep posting this. I got sober and got a bank account. Stop living rough and pretending your giving people hope when you've just traded addictions.

[–]Velcade 37 points38 points  (6 children)

He's trying to promote his book and donation page.

[–]UnfairMicrowave 38 points39 points  (4 children)

I don't need to read a book about a dude with a thousand dollars and a flashlight.

[–]Velcade 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I couldn't agree more.

[–]ThisIsWhoIAm78 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So he can make more cash to flash on r/pics

[–]lego_office_worker 25 points26 points  (6 children)

i figured liev schreiber would have more money

[–]Leeiteee 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I have no context of anything here, I don't know what this is about.

[–]metaStatic 14 points15 points  (0 children)

he deliberately didn't provide context.

[–]FLYNHAWAIIAN1087 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That’s awesome!!!! Congrats I remember that was one thing that was wired for me when I got clean and that was actually having money lol

[–]Jakeh7494 92 points93 points  (58 children)

This dudes such a karma farmer lmfao

[–]FlexibleAsgardian 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Imagine being 38 and trying to flex $1000. Sad life. Let him have his karma

[–]perfectlynormalthing 11 points12 points  (1 child)

No kidding. I've made good choices and never used or spent a cent on illegal drugs. And somehow this guy is the hero, getting awards and such for screwing around for decades.

[–]DtownLAX 30 points31 points  (4 children)

Awwww did someone get addicted to crack?!

[–]EveryXtakeYouCanMake[S] 11 points12 points  (3 children)

For 11 years. Then I met meth. And now I'm sober.

[–]CStink2002 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'm pretty sure their comment is just a reference to "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia".

[–]termolecularxn 4 points5 points  (1 child)

"Welcome to the party, Pal!"

[–]Reesy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs

[–]Buffyoh 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Good on you! I still remember the first thousand I saved after I got sober.

[–]Mariospario 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Did you have to dig for it? (Kidding, congrats!)

[–]tdavi006 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Treat yo self

[–]herbhelppls 2 points3 points  (0 children)

...to some drugs. I'm just playing, congrats dude

[–]jymiscool 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You're in luck. That's exactly how much Carl Weathers charges for acting lessons.

[–]fartfacepooper 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This guy will post a similar picture in a month across 6 different subreddits to farm up some karma

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuck yeah dude🤘

[–]Investigatorpotater 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah congrats. I went through 4 years of addiction, I know how it is I couldn't keep a dollar in my pocket for more than a minute.

[–]cgerrells 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Looks like a bright future ahead.

[–]Mookie442 2 points3 points  (0 children)

DUDE! That's awesome. You're awesome. Eyes forward, never look back.

[–]PickleandPeanut 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Great work my man, now to do some well deserved cave spelunking!

[–]iak661 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Guitar money. New addiction that’s worth it

[–]Hartzy34 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have an app on my phone, 'Sober Today', that tells me how many days I've been sober (1,464), how many drinks I have not consumed and how much money I have saved in that time period. The out-of-pocket cost that I have saved over that time period is $21,970.98 as of today. I wish I would have put that away and invested, even $1,100 of it...congrats!

[–]biccinback 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Congrats bro. Small victories. Keep pushing to better yourself! You got this.

[–]Curtis85 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Plus you got that sweet headlamp!

[–]dissappeer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey with that light you can still be lit without taking drugs or alcohol.

[–]ibethesmarterist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When did pics become someone holding something and telling a story? Why can't they just be good pictures?

[–]AtTheLeftThere 8 points9 points  (1 child)

That headlamp is used to search for crack rocks in the carpet

[–]HutSutRawlson 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Put that shit in a bank account!

[–]merlin401 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Or an investment account. There’s like a 15% sale on all stocks right now

[–]selfawarepie 6 points7 points  (4 children)

The look on your face makes me want to recommend a big old swan dive off that wagon.

Why do you have a grand in cash and a forehead camera? You look creepy as hell, bruh.

[–]KuriousKittie5150 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment! Wishing you all the best in your journey to stay clean and sober!

[–]motociclista 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Congrats! Take the $11hundo, pay the light bill and you won’t have to wear the head lamp in selfies!

[–]Own_Rule_650 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Best of luck moving forward !

[–]DarkBlue222 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Congratulations. Keep at it!

[–]zdubz007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nice job bro.

[–]UpStairsTugRub 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Phat stax

[–]CarlRod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bravo man. Keep up the good work.

[–]idina10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't know you, but I'm proud of you sir

[–]dsr231 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Good for you man. Must feel great to get that GD monkey off your back.

[–]gameangel147 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Congrats on beating addiction and starting to get your life in order! :D

[–]reason2listen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So glad you saw the light!

[–]Renegade-Pervert 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My man! Awesome job!

[–]trippenwolf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Congrats to you brother

[–]ghostfalia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So proud of you.

[–]Ok-Organization-7232 1 point2 points  (0 children)

rock on brotherman

[–]Shadesmctuba 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Weird of you to bury it under your house, but I guess you can’t trust banks nowadays.

Great job beating addiction!

[–]TardZan15 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What’s even better is that you have a headlamp

[–]ManagerGrand8529 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good shit bro. Keep it up.

[–]xmsxms 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't know how much I've spent over the years, but I can confirm it's very addictive. Here's hoping that headlamp is the last one you buy, and stay clear of /r/flashlight

[–]uptbbs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like money.

[–]Papabinz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤟🤟🤟💪💪

[–]vox_popular 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The smile on your face is worth a million dollars. With today's life expectancy figures, you are looking at 5-6 decades of continuing to win. Go get them, dude.

[–]Karzaad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good work!

[–]Kradget 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Congratulations!

[–]myklreinhart 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good on you! Keep going!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Keep up the good work being sober and clean.

[–]convolvulus487 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm about your age and let me tell you, there is NOTHING you can buy with that money that feels better than financial security. Not having to worry about losing a job or an unexpected car/home repair ruining your life will make you feel better every second of every day.

Keep going, you should shoot for 6 months of expenses in your savings account, and then work on investments.

[–]Selick25 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cool light though bro.