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A few days ago there was a knock my door. When I opened it, I saw a older gentleman he said "Is Shelby home?" I said "No he's not here right now". After I said that it hit me...It's Jimmy!!! I didn't even recognize him! He had gained about 10-15 lbs, cut his hair, shaved his mustache, was wearing some spiffy clothes and no longer had a sun burn on his face from sitting outside all day long. He said "I don't know if you remember me" I said "Of course I do Jimmy, I just didn't recognize you. You look great!" I invited him in and he told me how he had been sober for awhile. He knows a couple that is selling their home and is letting him stay there until it sells. He doesn't have much just clothes and a sleeping bag, but he is VERY happy. He pulled out a box and said " I have something for you and Shelby" he opened it and pulled out 2 pins. They both were the same with footprints on them. He said that he wears his on his collar and got them from his AA meetings that he goes to. I told him that I liked them a lot and thank you. He then said "let me give you my phone number. I have a cell". WOW..I don't even have a cell! :) I got his number and gave him mine. He has never had a cell, so didn't know how to add our number to the contacts. I put our number in and showed him how to add numbers to his phone. He said that he had to go and I told him that I would tell Shelby that he stopped by. I shut the door after he walked out feeling the happiest I felt that day. I forgot to ask him about his daughter. I wonder if she knows he is doing great and is sober. It's going to be great when they get to reunite!!!