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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ch ch ch changes….

So far, 2011 has been a year of changes.

Changed housing by buying the new (to me) 5th-wheel.

A week ago, seven days, I made another change. I Quit smoking after 40 years. NOT easy. But I AM smart enough to know better. I have friends suffering from this addiction whether they still smoke or not. [GIVE ME A CIG!!!!!] NO, just kidding. It gets better every day as I breath clearer, cough less yet still crave. I’m told that craving may never go away.

And because of this healthy change I treated myself and bought my Very first cell phone, a droidx. It’s Sooo much smarter than I am. It actually works in my home, even to surf the web. Plus, it’s a mobile hot spot. No more dialup. I’ll give it a day before I tell Qwest what to do with their phone and dialup service.

After five years of dealing with dialup in Yarnell, I’m finally free to fly.

21 comments:

Jo said...

Well done, Gaelyn! Whoo-hoo. Well done again, you go girl! And what a treat for the healthy change: I've never heard of this cell phone and it certainly sounds smart. Good on you - now you have cleaner lungs (within 20 minutes of giving up, the improvement starts and only gets better) AND faster Internet. Wow, I am SO proud of you. Bless you my friend. (((hugs))) Jo

Teri said...

It's great that you decided to quit smoking, how did you hike while smoking.
Welcome to the 21st Century.

haphazardlife said...

Congratulations on stopping the cigs! You can do this, I haven't a doubt in the world.

- Jazz

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Well done Gaelyn, keep it up. I stopped about 25 years ago after having smoked for about 20 years. I now cannot stand the smell of cigarettes and hate it if anyone smokes near me. Sure that you will very soon feel the benefits. Diane

Sally in WA said...

Way to go, Gaelyn!! I gave up the habit about 10 years and wish I would have done it sooner. You'll join the ranks of ex-smokers who think there is nothing worse than the smell of a cigarette.

Just don't make me give up chocolate yet. :)

Sally in WA said...

Oh, I may be checking back with you in a few weeks on how that phone is going. I'm looking at a Droid X myself.

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

AWESOME!

Judy said...

What a great thing it is to quit smoking. The cravings will lessen over time. I quit back in 1985 and have no cravings at all now. Hang in there, it will get easier with every day you succeed. Love to follow your adventures and enjoy your blog.

KT said...

Yeah to no smoking!

I have been following your blog for a while...love it. We are in love with national park vacations, but unfortunately live in Illinois. I have tried to get jobs with the NPS on occasion, but no such luck. We figure to keep working hard, and then one day, it will happen.

Saw you asked about Big Bend on another blog. It was terrific. We especially liked the mountains and floating the Santa Elena canyon...

dowhatyoulove said...

Congratulations Gaelyn! I feel that 2011 is going to be a year of great changes for many! It sounds like you are having fun with all your new changes!!

Yay!!! No More Dial up!!!!

Ruth said...

Good for you Gaelyn. You are so fit and active and stopping smoking will make you even healthier. Are you going cold turkey or using a patch? (Now you are accountable to all your readers who are cheering you on!)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Congrats on quitting smoking. Really. Also congrats on the new phone. We bought my wife a new windows 7 by Samsung. It is flat amazing.

Barb said...

Hurrah for you, Gaelyn. It can't be easy, but you're taking a huge step to better health as you get older. You deserve your new little toy for being such a good gal!

Firefly said...

I never knew you smoked. I probably just assumed that one working out in nature wouldn't smoke. Oh well, just show never to assume. WELL DONE ON QUITTING!!! I am sure all you blog friends are here for support to help you enjoy your more healthy lifestyle. Also congrats on the new cell phone. May it bring you lots of joy and super fast surfing.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow!!! Good for you. Changes are sometimes tough but generally for the better. I have a phone smarter than I am but I am learning. Good for me! LOL!!
We aren't changing just evolving (well the same I suppose).haha!
MB

Ann said...

Congrats!!!!! that's a fantastic job especially after 40 year.

Craver Vii said...

Congratulations! I was just thinking about smokers today. During break, I walked out the front doors to fill my lungs with fresh air, as I gratefully basked in sunlight for a few seconds. As I appreciated this, I chuckled, thinking about the smoker's version. I hope you can find the same joy in not smoking that I do.

eileeninmd said...

Congrats on your new phone and getting rid of the dial up. It is soo slow. MKost of all, I am happy to hear you quit smoking. It is hard but you can do it. I wish you good luck and congrat again on your changes.

Elaine said...

Keep up the good work on stopping smoking! You'll feel so much better soon. Have fun with your new toy!

Janie said...

Kicking the habit is a great lifestyle change.
The droid sounds like great fun.

helena.heliotrope said...

Congratulations! I know quitting smoking is a really hard process, especially after one has been smoking for a long time. I wish you the best of luck in not relapsing, and good luck with the new phone!

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