Well I won $115! It looks like the negative variance streak is over with!!!! However I was still a little gun shy about raising the bets and DD but I did it anyways.
The rules were 8d shoe, DD any two.
Here's the list of what happened. Started out with a $10 table and went down $45. Took a lunch break to bring my consentration back. When I came back to the table they changed the limits to $5 min!! Woo hoo!
Anyways when I came back variance changed to positive. The chips began a very slow increase. Then in the last hour positive variance hit. Sometimes I would win the hand by one point. I would DD and either catch a ten/eleven. Many times the dealer would bust. Towards the end I started to rathole (?) chips. BTW, this time I didn't drink.
The down side was I kept loosing count after three rounds. But I don't think the count ever went above 3. Anyways more later.