it sound's like party time !!
Doesn't it feel good to .....feel good about something ? Hell, we've had enough of feeling crappy.
Working on recovery does give you a lift, although we do backslide sometimes which is a bummer, but we use the strength we gained before and get over it.
My copy of Victims No Longer is never far from me, and it's in bits, I've thrown it at the wall, read the damn print off it, written notes all over it, scanned whole pages to carry with me to read at work. It's stained with coffee, red wine and tears.
The book was a revalation to me, it still is.
And you are absolutely 100% right - Landcruisers rule
I have a '87 diesel LJ70, a model you didn't get over there. It's battered to hell and covered in mud, just the way I like it.