HappieGrrrl CountDown to Winter Migration Launch


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Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 13, 2018 - 08:12am PT
It's that time of year again
 when the hateful Supertopians enjoy throwing barbs at me as being "too old" to be acting like they did when they were young, as if there is some age where a person is required to succumb to a desperate life of keeping up with mortgages and car payments, and socking aside as much as possible for impending care when they become too feeble in body and/or mind to care for themself.
 when the nice people enjoy a mix of laughter and encouragement, with a side order of wondering what kind of crazy is en route for me, Lucas and Penny, and if I'll be broken down along the way and have to become a bitter hash-slinging waitress as a greasy spoon in some barely inhabited town in the middle of Nebraska.
 when I hear some new noise coming from somewhere in the van and ask for online diagnosis

Yes, take off time is coming. Today is raining, and the only thing I plan to do is scrub out my cooler. If I get some of the household bins reorganized, that's just a bonus. Tomorrow is the crush, as I plan to take off on Thursday mid-day. But.....no hurry.

As usual - I am posting links and pictures of my chalkbags and jewelry, in my version of a homemade GoFundMe. If anyone gets grit under the elastic in their knickers over this - well....that's part of the fun! Feel free to be as mean as you like, but please keep it limited to the thread. Sending me anonymous hate email really is taking it too far.

Penny has 4 new tires, and oil change, and the tune up from a few months ago, and seems to be doing as good if not better than in the previous years. I don't have that initial nervousness - and THAT'S making me nervous!

Unfortunately, the last two months, when I have always put away as much cash as possible, has been frigging rain like crazy here, and my work weeks were about half the hours expected. Do I have the money in the bank for gas to get to the southwest? Nooooo. Not even close.

So - Chalkbags at http://www.ClimbAddictDesigns.Etsy.com

Here's a few of the newer ones:

Jewelry at at http://www.TalismanToo.Etsy.com

Once I get down into the southwest, my aim is toward Quartzsite, AZ, which is a gem and mineral hub. I am hoping to join their local club and do a bit of rock hounding plus learn to cut and shape stones. So, I won't be heading to Joshua Tree as early as usual - thinking I will get there like the 3rd week in January.

However - we'll see!

Trad climber
Nov 13, 2018 - 08:23am PT
Best to you.

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2018 - 08:36am PT
Thanks FRUMY and THocking!

Cosmic - Did you bother to read that thread? That thread which begins:
I'm referring most specifically to Reports of Injuries/Deaths and Condolences?Celebrations of Lives Threads.

I was referring to the hijacking of other threads to further one's agenda.

But feel free to attempt your hijack on this thread to further your agenda, if that makes you feel good. Hope your day is going nicely ;)

Trad climber
Polebridge, Montana
Nov 13, 2018 - 08:42am PT
Sounds like fun! Jealous; wish I could make it happen right now. Those are some nice looking chalk bags too!

Good luck with the van and call us if you need help with it.


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 13, 2018 - 08:52am PT
Happie trails!!

Social climber
Lida Junction
Nov 13, 2018 - 09:09am PT
don't let that old fool get to you. he suffers from tds, aka trona derangement syndrome. nawmean?

right here, right now
Nov 13, 2018 - 09:12am PT
I'll use this thread to further my personal agenda, saying:
Your chalk bags are looking really good!

Matrix pattern is approaching eveningwear compatible fabric selection. Very nice.
Blue Clipper is a fantastic color. Blue shaded with green and gray. Might be described as periwinkle?

You're Etsy page is very well sorted out: eye-catching with good functionality.
A couple others which I like:
 I've got those along with Matrix & Blue Clipper filed in my hard drive under Art.

How's the body holding up currently, Happie?
Got any goals this year, or do you just get out there and play it as it comes?

If you don't mind my asking, what level are you leading at these days?
Most of my friends that are still hitting it have definitely notched down a couple grades from their prime, but climbing is climbing, no?

from out where the anecdotes roam
Nov 13, 2018 - 09:14am PT
from wikipedia:
Animal migration is the relatively long-distance movement of individual animals, usually on a seasonal basis. It is the most common form of migration in ecology. It is found in all major animal groups, including birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and crustaceans. The trigger for the migration may be local climate, local availability of food, the season of the year or for mating reasons. To be counted as a true migration, and not just a local dispersal or irruption, the movement of the animals should be an annual or seasonal occurrence

venture forth ... or back?!

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Nov 13, 2018 - 09:15am PT
Yes, take off time is coming. Today is raining, and the only thing I plan to do is scrub out my cooler.

It would behoove you, methinks, to get fresh batteries for the multimeter.

Have a fun trip!

Nov 13, 2018 - 09:27am PT
I'll use this thread to further my personal agenda.

Thanks, Roy. You're someone to emulate.

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Nov 13, 2018 - 09:30am PT
Do not Sweat the psychopath, I get Bi-monthly hate mail
Never say its name out loud or post it
like the Beetlejuice . . he is

Mountain climber
Redmond, Oregon
Nov 13, 2018 - 09:34am PT
Love the brass nuts you are using on your chalk bags. Very clever!

Nov 13, 2018 - 09:55am PT
Safe travels HappieGrrrl!
I look forward to your updates as you make your way west. Hopefully the van will perform well and cause you less hassles than previous years.
I admire your spirit of adventure.
Hopefully I'll get out to JT after you arrive and say hello.

Trad climber
Nov 13, 2018 - 10:46am PT
Always nice to follow this bi-annual migration thread. It has become a taco staple. Happie travels...

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Nov 13, 2018 - 10:48am PT
Have a safe trip; hope we don't get any car questions!

I bought a chalk bag from you last year and can recommend them highly! They make great gifts too; help this woman out!

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2018 - 11:27am PT
Thank you all for the good wishes!

I'm working in developing a series of How To lessons in wire weaving over the winter. From basic considerations through the execution if some designs. These will be sold in PDF files, for maybe 5 or 6 bucks each. YouTube is already got people doing the pattern tutorials in a way better than I can, but I can do as my idea and get some income generated. As for taping as I make... I don't even know how each piece is going to go. They are almost completely serendipitous, once I decide on a starting point.

Social climber
Wilds of New Mexico
Nov 13, 2018 - 11:32am PT
Safe travels!!

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2018 - 11:41am PT
oops...forgot to answer Tarbuster. I can comfortably lead .5, follow .7, though I didn't do much this season at the Gunks. Hopefully will get out with people this winter.

The Good Places
Nov 13, 2018 - 11:50am PT
Cheers to you Happie, travel well.

I dig my chalkbag that you made, thanks again.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Nov 13, 2018 - 12:08pm PT
Go, Happie, go! We hate the haters and love yer stories and energy. Safe travels.

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