Hello Butch! Welcome to the site! Great to have you here and I hope you find it helpful. I'm sure that we'll be helped -- if you keep coming back and sharing and participating! So, I encourage you -- to come back often!
I've been sober for a while, but when I was new, I related more to the people that hadn't been around for so long. I could identify with them and find things in common with them. You'll be able to help others here that will be able to relate more to you and identify with you more than they can with me -- and I'm sure that this will help yoy, too!