Depressed People Stay Busy, or Sleep a Lot
Hey Andy! Time passes. You have traveled 18 years and you have been sober 28 years. How do I know because I remember the day you left for real, not a vacation and you stopped drinking the year and month your youngest sister's oldest boy was born. Went straight to hospital and sat all day while she was sleeping worrying about her. That stuff sticks in a mom's head.
I guess your dates are when I stopped being depressed in your perspective.