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Prod

Trad climber
Nov 8, 2013 - 05:24am PT
I like this thread.

Prod.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 12, 2013 - 06:32am PT
I like this thread.

Prod.
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Thanks Prod.

;)



And Sullly, thank you for the early morning eye-candy.
(Ohmygagagaga!)



Home safe from JTree and the wonderful memorial for Blitzo.
This was one of the best trips to JTree on so many levels.
Feeling gratitude for everything in my Life, big and small.

~lisa mae
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
When I left the office late on Thursday, ready and anxious to get on the road to California, I hugged my boss, Dave, happy to hear his 46 year old son was in the recovery room and talking after undergoing triple bypass surgery. I hugged my boss ... that's not like "us", but we were all in high spirits.

I went on vacation... celebrated the Life of Blitzo, climbed, enjoyed the weather, was never sure of the date, and slept under a brilliant desert moon. I had an amazing time ...

When I went into the office on Tuesday I was immediately greeted by one of my favorite RN's, who took me by the arms, looked me in the eye and asked if I was OK? My reply was the smile on my face and in my eyes. She knew I hadn't heard the news.

Dave lost his only son on Friday, due to complications from his bypass surgery. One moment he was "fine" ... the next ... dead.

I was FLOORED. We all gathered in my office and cried... hugged and cried some more. We supported each other, held each other up, literally, and told ourselves to "be strong". The scary part was Dave was going into his own triple bypass surgery THAT DAY. The same operation that had taken the life of his young son.

Knowing I had an appt at 9am, we all gathered the strength needed to keep it together and worked, just the way the boss would want us to do.

It would be hours later when we would hear Dave had made it through his operation ... we were all on pins and needles... wondering...what would happen next?

Though I didn't cry much more at work due to endless appts and my desire to be professional, I found myself crying my ass off when alone at home... and later, when not alone. I felt so much pain for Dave inside, not sure what to do... how to help... who to care for.

Today is Dave's 67th birthday. We all rallied again today, worked our asses off and made it through the day.

We go all out for birthdays at my office... but this time, Dave was missing and the only celebration we were having was an internal one, happy to hear he was still doing well. I still felt we needed to "do" something to make sure Dave knew he was on our mind and in our hearts. Soooo, we all got together and I sent him this:

Credit: Leggs


It isn't much, but I hope it puts even a tiny smile in his heart.

Life is short...
Death is certain...

Be kind... hug people with all your heart, be sincere, be thoughful and most of all, Enjoy Life.

~lisa mae

sullly

Trad climber
Nov 13, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
My heart goes out to you Leggs. My aunt/godmother died the same way.

Her husband, my uncle/godfather, had a heart attack last week and it looks like he will need full time care. He's one hard-ass Sicilian, a godfather straight out of The Godfather. He taught art in a prison for years. (He lost a finger there!)

He was always sweet as can be to me, but I was always sort of scared of him.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2013 - 05:45am PT
Sounds like you've got some great genes, Sullly, and hopefully all of your fingers. {smiles}

I am so sorry to hear of your godfather's heart attack and subsequent need for care, honey. Message me if you or the family need any guidence in navigating the many care options out there. It can be overwhelming at times to deal with such decisions, and it's what I do professionally.
And as always, my heart is with you. ~xx



The cycle of Life compells me to share happiness that a great old friend of mine celebrates another birthday today. He is so very kind, funny as HELL, giving, intelligent, loyal, and talented.
This photo of the birthday boy from 2008 has always cracked me up, esp because of the "outfit" he decided to wear... the entire evening.
2008
2008
Credit: Leggs

Smile, and Enjoy Life!




eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 14, 2013 - 07:31am PT
OH, Leggies. . . I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO sorry to hear about your boss's son!

:-(

BigSkyMagicToYou!
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2013 - 07:43am PT
Thank you eKaterinaBallerina ... This was the bad news I'd referred to in my email the other day. I had to process it a bit before "talking" about it without crying. ~xo sista love


Today is a beautiful day here in Tucson...
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Credit: Leggs


~Enjoy Life
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 14, 2013 - 08:06am PT
Sista. . . your iPhone takes the bitchenest photos!

LOVE YOUR SKY!

oxoxox
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2013 - 08:49am PT
Hey sista... NOTHING beats YOUR sky!! (Isn't there something about the Sky on MT license plates, or have I had too much decaf coffee already today??)



Clouds over Tucson, AZ
Clouds over Tucson, AZ
Credit: Leggs



~xx lisa mae
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 14, 2013 - 08:52am PT
YeahBaby. . . we are BIG SKY COUNTRY!

:-)

photo not found
Missing photo ID#330109
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2013 - 08:57am PT
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww, I love that photo, Kath!!
You are makin' my day left and SamHill right!

(am I even close on the "Sam Hill" thingy?!)


;)


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 14, 2013 - 09:12am PT
I am loving this thread more than ever, Leggs and friends.

A village is what we seem to be becoming on Supertopo:
A global village sitting high in the hills of our imaginations.

It's a great break from it all, isn't it?

Welcome home, Leggs, and very sorry for your loss.

Welcome home, and it's touching as it can be to see you jump right on things and get back to work by offering help to a fellow-topian like this.

And good luck with your godfather's situation, Scully.

Prayers and peace.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2013 - 10:56am PT
I am loving this thread more than ever, Leggs and friends.

A village is what we seem to be becoming on Supertopo:
A global village sitting high in the hills of our imaginations.

It's a great break from it all, isn't it?

Welcome home, Leggs, and very sorry for your loss.

Welcome home, and it's touching as it can be to see you jump right on things and get back to work by offering help to a fellow-topian like this.

And good luck with your godfather's situation, Scully.

Prayers and peace.


Mouse, you big softy ... This kind of made me a little misty eyed.
Thank you for the support, always.



My friend, the birthday boy in the photo above just wrote this:
I had a dream LAST NIGHT I wore the Green Man suit, but it was had gnarly armpit, mouth, and etc. stains and was full of holes! Its final resting place that was the Budsters sh#t-show in Vegas was more than appropriate

I have awesome people in my life, fellow Taco heads included!


~lisa mae
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 14, 2013 - 11:06am PT
BigSkyOverBigMountain!
BigSkyOverBigMountain!
Credit: eKatManipOfWebCamPhoto
perswig

climber
Nov 17, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-lmVFLeTbM

Phish, funk, wombat, and the Vagoda dancers.
How can one NOT enjoy?

Dale
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 17, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
The Giant Vigoda, a pecies found only in the East River.  They only co...
The Giant Vigoda, a pecies found only in the East River. They only come out in the early evening (crepuscular) to seek their din-din.
Credit: mouse from merced
Enjoy your din-din tonight!
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2013 - 11:39am PT
Mouse, are you TRYING to scare the living sh#t out of me?!

;)



A nice little reunion this past weekend...
Lo, Leggs, & Tiff <br/>
&#40;love these ladies!&#41;  <br/>
I'm always "that g...
Lo, Leggs, & Tiff
(love these ladies!)
I'm always "that girl" who dresses like a tomboy, with friends all decked out. Awesome.
Credit: Leggs
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 20, 2013 - 11:51am PT
Credit: BigMtnWebCam

52 inches of REAL snow on TheBig!

DOOD!

Now, if the frikken grizz would just go to sleep they could open!

:-)
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Nov 20, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Its been underway for some time now leggs....

The old Dingus


put to the fire


Well I got my hand on the gospel plow



Nuevo Dingus, kiddo.


Who can hold me?


Its sure to be a wild ride!



DMT
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
Dingus... thank you for now making this thread something I can no longer open up at work!


*shakes fist*

{{laughing}}
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