OK, it's early in the morning and I have absolutely no desire to drink. Most likely, the craving will begin ramping up early in the afternoon. This is the start of day 9 of sobriety.
I'm essentially broke after the divorce. I'm living very cheaply. No cable, phone or internet in the apartment. I can't afford to buy "stuff". I don't even have a microwave.
I do have a roof over my head, a furnace that works and a bus pass to get around town. I also have a beater of a vehicle that I drive only rarely. It needs a whole LOT of work, but I'm not able to spend any money on it right now.
I can't get out of town...I'd love to fly or drive somewhere fun. New Mexico and Alaska are calling my name. Can't afford it though.
I don't have a credit card. That means I can't even rent a car. Well, I could, if I give them a monster deposit. No can do.
Drinking is an affordable vacation for me. Only $8 and I can leave reality for a brief while. Sometimes it seems worth it. Actually, most of the time it seems worth it.