Tuesday, November 22, 2011


So, today was interesting...

I had to be up very early, say 5:30 ish. I had to meet the probation officer at his office at 7 a.m. and I was on time, early even. So, he's very very by the book. I'm just starting probation so he made me go over the rules with him and when we got to the curfew part he says "what's your curfew over at the sober house?" and I'm like "midnight" and he's like "okay, your new curfew is 8 p.m." Nice. "and you can't leave in the morning until 6 a.m." Um. Okay.

We got to the rule about travel and he's like "your not going anywhere anytime soon so don't even think about it". ha ha And then, of course, there's the no drugs and no alcohol thing which of course I have had beaten into my head a thousand times so I think I understand that.

He was supposed to show up tonight to do a "home visit" where he can check the house, meet my roommie or whatever, or just go through my shit. Whatever he wants basically. But, it's almost 9 pm and he hasn't shown up so I don't think he's coming. I hope not cause I'm about to hop in bed. I had to waive my right to "no illegal searches and seizures" when I got on probation. So, I can be searched anytime and anywhere and he can take my cell phone and go through it whenever he wants and like, in the last week I've been given about 5 drug tests. hehe One of them was a mouth swab. Sheesh. I passed every single one of them though :)

He's all "i'm an asshole, but i'm an asshole that you want in your corner so don't test the waters and there's no gray area - it's black or it's white with me". Well, unfortunately, I work really well under those kinds of constraints. When I'm not allowed to think, I thrive. When my back's up against the wall, my head quiets down. So, I'm thinking I'll be okay.

I had a pass to stay at my parent's house Wed and Thurs. of this week that the sober house approved. I had to run it past him though and he DENIED me. Of course. I guess I had a feeling that was going to happen. I'm a little disappointed but I'm not going to freak out or anything. This too shall pass. I know that all this crap is temporary and it's pretty much standard procedure for new people so anyway, I'll just have to find ways to entertain myself in the evenings. I get bored here at night and I like to go to night meetings and stuff but I don't even think I can do that with this 8 pm curfew.

In class yesterday we had a great speaker. The head of the Federal Marshalls in Nevada (presidentially appointed) came to talk to us and he was really interesting and very nice and down to earth and he let us ask a lot of questions and stuff. It was pretty neat.

And, basically, that's it folks. Goodnight.


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Keep up the good work. It's worth it and you know it...it's just hard. Happy Holidays!

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