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March Warriors 2018   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 3/30/18 by slowblumer; 406180 views.
Denim50

From: Denim50

Sep-19

Hey Diana, 

To send me, or anyone on the forum, a personal message (private message). Simply click their name located beside From: on any one of their post. A box will open that looks like this:  

Click Send Private Message. Another box will appear that has a space to write your message in. Below that space will be two option buttons, Delete conversation and Send If you’re finished, click send, then simply exit/close out. If a person, such as myself, sends you one, to see if you have any awaiting messages to be read look at the top right hand side of of the forum page. You’ll see a double digit counter next to your profile picture. 

 

You’ll see the number of any new messages to you appear there. Click it and another drop down menu box appears.  

Click Private Messages and Notices. A window opens titled My conversations and you’ll see the message to you there. Under the message, in the message box, you’ll see Show All, click it to display their entire message to you. Once you’ve read it you’ll see a window box below their message to reply to it, should you choose to do so and click send. After you reply, or choose not reply. You’ll also notice options boxes there to delete the conversation, show all conversations, or close (meaning to simply exit out). Much like your email, all messages/conversations are saved until you delete one or all of them. Hopefully I’ve explained this easily, none the less I’ll leave a link to Andrea’s explanation of it for you too. 

I’m going to send you a pm so that you can try it out. Remember to look at the top right for the message indicator and it should show 1 . Indicating you have 1 new message. Give it a go and we’ll talk more in just a bit. relaxed 
P.S. Anytime you want to go back and read any saved conversations just click the same double digit counter next to your profile picture and click Private messages and notices again and it’ll bring them all back up, except of course those you’ve deleted. 

 

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

Sep-28

YAY for us!!!!  Miss you guys and hope everything is going well!  Leave it to Denim to keep up on us!!!  LOVE HER!!!

Happy half year Anniversary my friends!

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

Sep-28

Hi Jan and Congratulations to you too!!!  Great to see you!

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

Sep-28

Hi Diana,

It's great to see you here and hope things are going well for you.  I only end up checking in every couple months so I'm so glad my friend Denim is here more than I am to give her enormous support to everyone!  I understand what you're saying about those that quit every couple days....that has to be exhausting.  I know my whole first year was just exhausting so to go through that multiple times (or more) has to be really tough.

Again, good to see you and hope your quit is going well this time.

Jan2185

From: Jan2185

Sep-28

Thank you Cindi :).. nice to meet you and congratulations to you on three and a half years -- near enough exactly a year before me (I quit on 3rd March 2019)

BMann (bmann018)

From: BMann (bmann018)

Sep-29

Thank you Denim for your continue cheerleading. Staying quit and wish all our old friends and newly quit friends well. Hope you are doing well and enjoying the late fall. Getting colder and wetter (thank god) here. Since I am now retired, I have decided to get back to referring high school football. They need so much help these days with all youth officiating. The older guys are retiring and there just isn't enough younger folks getting into it. 

I have thought about smoking since I quit, just like all of us, but have had no desire to pick a cigarette up. As the saying goes, "I would rather be an ex-smoker who occasionally thinks about smoking, than be a smoker who constantly thinks about quitting."

Thanks again and I love you all. Stay safe.

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

Sep-29

Hi Brian,

Great news that you're keeping busy in your retirement.  I'm sure the kids are totally benefitting from your refereeing and guidance.  Lord knows they need guidance today!  So glad we're all hanging in here and touching base every couple months.  My God son just moved out to Oregon recently to take a job with Eaton.  I'd love to go out and visit him sometime and see your neck of the woods.  

Stay healthy and safe and keeping enjoying your retirement.  I may even get there one day! smile

BMann (bmann018)

From: BMann (bmann018)

Sep-29

Hi Cindi,

Thank you for your reply. If you do ever come out here, we have to arrange to meet for coffee somewhere. How is your job proceeding, still working from home? My wife splits between work and home. She is on the phone most of the day and I have to get on here about being loud - I don't want to live/retire outside next to her office door. I am trying to talk her into retiring as well and we would have to eat the cost of medical insurance until we get older, but we could swing it. She likes money securing and wants to keep working. Maybe I will up and road trip to Ohio some day. I am reading a book about the frontiersmen and women who settled Marietta in the 18th century. I had family in Solon and my mom was born in Akron, but I have never seen the state. Maybe a golf tour of the state.

Can you believe Denim. What a person she is - I wish I had her chops for relationships. She had been the glue to our group and hope she knows that she is saving lives by her attentions. I feel guilty sometimes for getting busy with my own little beehives, forgetting important contacts. She is special.

Glad to hear from you and that you are still smoke free and strong. Amazing person and I am grateful to have quit with you all. We'll talk soon.

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

Sep-29

Yes I'm still working from home and have gotten quite used to it.  I have gone into the office a couple times in the last two months but I don't miss that 1 1/2 hour drive each way (for sure!).  My office is not far from Solon (it's in Valley View) but that's quite a hike from Conneaut.  Also our office isn't the cleanest place around and since not many people are going there, the amenities are few and far between.  Even before the pandemic, we didn't have paper towels in the restrooms and they installed air dryers (ugh) to save money.  The only reason I go in is that I visit my parents after work since they aren't far from there.  That works better than taking away time from our weekends just to drive into Cleveland.

Ohio is really a pretty place, especially in the Fall.  We don't have the mountains and ocean like Oregon, but Lake Erie is pretty nice and we have some beautiful parks and even some caves down south.

Reading what you wrote about Denim actually brought tears to my eyes and I wholeheartedly agree!  What we went through together that first year was like fighting a damn war and she really has kept our relationships alive.  Plus how she inspires others amazes me every time I see her posting in other groups.  I swear she keeps a spreadsheet with everyone's quit date because she never fails to remember to congratulate someone.  She is truly special.

I better get back to working.  Good talking to you again and I really hope someday we can all meet for coffee!  Hugs!

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

Sep-29

One thing I've wondered is where can we go to see our posts before our official group was created.  Like where are all of our posts from the first month? Sometimes I'd like to go back and see everything we went through those first few weeks.

Maybe Denim knows... or Marge

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