^^ya, ya I've been in AA for 10 years now, probably know the steps better then most "long-timers/oldtimers". Took me about 5 years to find some old school
AA people to teach me, through Big Book Studies. I did do alot of meetings the first years. AA meetings become more of a social club (talk about their day - whatever, rarely ever hear about a disease concept
or cycle nor obsession of the mind allergy of the body, basic step one stuff etc etc....even if theres 100 newcomers or 1st meeting'ers in the meeting, how did your day go?????? ya thats what they need to hear) atleast in my area anyway. They have a master list of meetings, but then again I can just call up any "central office" and find a meeting. Thats one of the reasons I am kicking it into the Pacific, been to Vancouver many times but its too big and probably the same BS as here. Small towns is where its at.
Just read an artice in the PY mag the day after I was pondering it all.
Seems "the law" takes an easier stance on live-abourds. Zero stance on open container, but while operating they'd probably slap ya with a ticket, unless drunk drunk then they'd slap ya with a court date and maybe a blow into a machine onshore. Which is what I guessed, I can usually spot circumstances and outcomes a mile away anyway. But I'm sure you cant be outright drunk otherwise they'd just "up charge" you and see where the cards fall. I know they figure into it all, that most people just plead guilty anyway, without fighting it. Whether they do it themselves, get duty counsel, legal
aid, or hire an pricey attorney.
Societal influences would suggest that if on a motorhome, same circumstances, the officer in any circumstances would just charge ya "see you in court" type deal.
Anyway my major concern is I lost
my driving license
, I do get it back in a few years, after I pay cash and do a course or 10 (who knows the government
is full of BS and some even have a accent from "afar" I doubt they even speak french which I thought every government
official has to speak to work for the canadian government).
Due to a few DUI's and many driving with no license
. I did learn my lesson when I went to provincial jail for the first time in my life for being sober, but driving with no license a few times in a row within a year. Usually it was always a $3k no insurance
fine, about 1 a year is "allowed" not 4 in a year, then you do some time, which is no big deal, I didnt even flinch at a 4 month sentence. But I guess they are cracking down on it all like everything else. I was rig dogging trying to make a living, sober, but breaking the law. I laugh sometimes when I see alot of people running reds and a host of other stuff, I never did that while dui'ing. But I did learn my lesson, I dont even move bosses truck even on private land (which is not "illegal").
The major concern is the outboard motor
. Due to my many DUI's over the years the judge says I cant "drive" or "operate" any motorized "vehicle" on "public" land/waters. But I am guessing I wont get boarded by any government B.S. agency (even for a safety
of vessel deal), unless they are out to "get me". My only problem in life has been drinking, and drinking n driving. And its related leagal issues. Docking
, would be an issue, I will have to scope
it all out before hand, or just anchor
out 100% and not be paranoid (I dont even jay walk no more). Again though, its all pretty slack out on the water until something happens then they their eyes widen.