Thanks for all the kind words and support, everyone!
Not a single cig since I quit and hardly even a craving even though I’m regularly around smokers. 7 weeks!
I’m not in tooooooo deep yet. I got about 85 bucks worth of mixing stuff from wizard and I’ve been almost exclusively vaping my mixes and have come up with a few great recipes. No totally original ones yet but I’ve modified some of my favorites on the site to fine tune them to my liking. One of the vape shops in Portland tried a few of the mixes I did and may want to hire me on part time to do some sciencing for their own flavor line. Score. Now I just need to get a bunch more flavorings and to come up with something 100% original. I’ll post my modded recipes after my current batches steep up and I can retest them. One of them is better than anything I’ve bought commercially and I can’t get enough of it.
I also bought an Ammit 25 which took me 3 weeks to figure out how to properly wick without leaking or dry hits, some tools (I like to have a dedicated tool set for each of my hobbies even if it means I have dupes), and a little wire. Loving it, but sometimes it’s a bit too much fiddling because I didn’t wick it exactly right. Once I need to rewick it I’ll take some photos and post a little tutorial for what works for me. Haven’t made a decent coil yet but I also haven’t really tried very hard. I got the coilology set of 42 premades and have been working through those.
My Alien mod broke only a month after buying it. It saw zero abuse and just crapped out (fire button was auto firing and spitting juice everywhere and shorting things out, yuck). My local shop was nice enough to replace it for me and even let me keep the doohickeys and tank. I’d like to upgrade to a drag, predator, or ideally a paranormal, but this works great for now.
But anyhow. Still smoke-free and feeling healthy and happy! Thanks again everyone!