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8 months ago
Started Dating Tammy Lee (wife)
First Intoxication on Vodka. Ended in throwing up.
First Smoked Marijuana
Moved from Las Cruces, NM to Graham, TX
Began drinking beer approximately once every two weeks.
High School Graduation
Marriage to Tammy Lee
First Daughter, Anna Kate, born
2nd child, John Mark, born
3rd child, Morgan Elizabeth, born
Attended a Christian Small Group and Hope Fellowship church for first time. Learned that by this action I had narrowly escaped divorce by 1 day.
Drank again once at family reunion
Graduated ITT Tech
Began technical career at Interface Teknologies
Stopped Marijuana until 2016
Drank again on New Year's
Stopped drinking cold turkey
Rolled and totaled Toyota Seqouia. Decided to stop drinking permanently.
Decided to drink 4 beers in an attempt to reboot my brain following the arthritis. (likely suffering from PTSD). It didn't work.
Fired from Rent-a-Center IT
Stem cell treatment in Panama City, Panama 3 days later I was able to move my arms again and shoulders regrew cartilege. Pain pretty much stopped but my mind didn't recover like I expected.
Converted to full time with Chase Substantial pay cut
Served with TRO Divorce papers
Decided to stop Marijuana and Drinking forever
Began PHP program at Carrollton Springs
Attempted suicide. Broke into own house. Tried to find guns, they had been removed. Police took me to Richardson Methodist inpatient. Had flu and high fever.
Served with protection order. (ZERO contact with family, court date set for Feb 26th)
Released from Richardson Methodist Moved back into hotel.
Checked into hotel for two week stay.
My will and vengeful spirit was finally broken. I took ownership of the fact that this was brought on by my doing and forgave my wife. -Anger departed. -Started apologizing. -Turned back to God.
Met with wife for 8 hours Went over bills/finances civilly.
Sent horrible text messages to wife and oldest daughter.
Apologized for terrible texts but damage was done.
Restarting PHP program at Carrollton Springs
Started Dating Tammy Lee
Attended Tarleton in Stephenville Failed out with a 0.00 and moved back in with parents in Graham
Beer drinking intensified over these years until it was finally 3+ times a week
Beer drinking was 4+ times per week.
Smoked Marijuana off and on during this time period. Some periods were day after day for months.
Drinking intensified to 5 or 6 times per week
6 days per week were spent in a neighbor's garage drinking, smoking Marijuana, and occasionally Cocaine or Ice/Meth. Ended one evening standing in the garage watching the sunset. Decided to turn life around.
Continued to smoke Marijuana daily. 1oz per week.
Began drinking on Fridays, trying to be able to limit myself to 4 or 5 at social events only. Ultimately I was back to binge drinking almost daily.
Drank on and off again about once a month
Employed by EDS
Employed by TRG (technical headhunter)
Employed by Interface Teknologies, later Stonebridge Technologies
Employed by Perot Systems
Crippling psoriatic rheumatoid arthritis. Bed-ridden and unable to function normally. Slept 2 hours for every 1 hour of awakeness. Could only sit up or walk around for 20 minutes at a time.
Employed by Rent-A-Center
Employed by Frontier Communications
Employed by Randstad (6 Month Contract ended 3 months early)
Employed by JPMorgan Chase (First 11 months as contractor)
Travel to Columbus, OH for Chase Drank nightly Monday-Thursday
Drank on and off about once a week every 2-3 weeks
Drinking escalated to 1-2 times per week
Started smoking Marijuana. Began as a couple days a month. Eventually it became 4+ times per week.
Felt angry, betrayed, hopeless, and tried to make Tammy hurt like I was hurting.
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