Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 1 - 20 of total 41 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
Locker, I had NO idea. I am in if folks want to buy or bid on any of my Phart work. Uhm I mean art work.

To quote Jean Luc Picard, "Make it so".
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
Medical bills can bankrupt anyone. Definitely get a fundraiser going for Blitzo. We have all enjoyed his photography over the years and who hasn't laughed once or twice at the Blizo nOOb dance pictures?
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
Let's encourage CMac to proceed with his idea of setting up an ongoing emergency fund clearing house.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
Good on Ya Locker ( I think) I'm glad this is finally out in the open....hope the Bloot thinks so....
10b4me

Boulder climber
Lost
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
damnit!!
best wishes to him. I have always liked his photography.

PayPal is a good idea
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
You could just do it the old fashion way, put a check in the mail.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
you don't need a regular bank account for Paypal. You can lik it to a prepaid card that you buy at safeway, City MArket, Kings Soopers, etc or in this case Von's.

Don't ask me how I know this but I do!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
hey there say, locker...

oh my... i'd have been on the street long ago, without the various helps i have had, so i sure want to help too...


i never have extras, except at few times, as of recent i even made some money on one bit of artwork, so, i can surly dry to do more...


say, would a box full of dreamcatcher help, perhaps sooze has an office
area for her rentals? and can hang them all up there???

for folks to see?


i can also do some art to auction, that is slower, unless i make a
few 'sketch and paints'... :)


raising funds for those in the climber-groups is like
a community thing 'for the neighborhood' etc...

so all folks need is to KNOW about where help is needed,
and then we can try...


god bless... will be praying for blitzo...
i wish someone could see and buy his photos...
my twin buddies get lucky at times and folks BUY their photos for
magazines, etc...

every little bit helps...
course, it took them YEARS to find folks that would, :(
hard to do...
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
Very sorry to hear about Blitzo.

A Paypal account can be set up in less than 2 minutes using existing his email address.

Donations will go directly to him.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
It's definitely not a troll.

Alright, so I wasn't going to bring this up (but if it's going to be in the open...)

My best guess on his car is that the clutch fork is broken (thought it was clutch MC or slave, but after monkeying under the hood a bit, appears to be the clutch fork to me, hydraulic system seems basically fine). His car has like 300k on it anyway, so not really worth fixing unless someone has a tranny jack and experience disassembling manual trans housing etc (it also has radiator issue, tires are bald, etc).

He has made a miraculous recovery from diagnosis to present. Like the brother had one foot in the grave, could barely get up and walk 50', and now is MUCH better, able to bicycle to town for groceries, etc. But he's still broke. Has food covered, housing is covered.

Now here's an idea:

I just bought a new (used) car. My old car is in pretty good shape aside from the trans (135k, tires practically new, everything works, trans slips when very cold but otherwise drives normally). I've thought of just leaving the old car out there for his use, but it will require him to carry liability ins, and eventually a tranny rebuild (AX4N model Ford trans).

I am currently providing housing, electricity and water. I am willing to also provide the vehicle IF there is funding for registration, insurance, etc. I'm looking at a 20% paycut at work (thanks, sequester!), so that's about the limits of what I can do at present.

Let's see where this goes, I guess.



philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
It is a great thought Locker and folks on this site can help set it up.
But please don't be hatin' on the other fund raisers. Even if you have a job you can't really work when you are busted up. Without the compassion and generosity of the ST clan I would have never made it. In fact I would have likely ended up paralyzed or dead by being forced to work without the life saving surgery. When I finally got out of my cervical collar after 6+ months of not being able to work I had all of 0.17 cents to my name and naught but fumes in my gas tank. Desperation led me to work before I should have. I had to beg folks like Gary Neptune to let me do the work they needed. I have always intended to pay everyone back and twice had accumulated enough funds to do so last year only to have my work rig die and require thousands of dollars to repair. I still intend to repay my benefactors ASAP.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
But please don't be hatin' on the other fund raisers.

It's a slippery ass slope, that's for sure.

My best to Blute, I hope he gets through this. Cancer just claimed another family member of mine, so I hate this sh#t as much as anybody.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Lost
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
Elcap, that is a great offer
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
Since Bill helped me out with pictures in 79-80 and wasn't adequately compensated and since all my pictures from the old days were destroyed i will purchase some of his pictures- if he wants to sell some scanned copies? Blitzo get ahold of me.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
What if the car expenses that Will mentioned could be tallied/estemated and that could be a preliminary goal to work toward.I can see Blitzo as a Sable kind of guy.

I asked him last August in Vedauwoo if he'd lost weight and he said he'd gone from about 180 to 147. So I wasn't entirely surprised last fall to hear what the cause was.

I wonder if someone could act as an agent/Pimp for his amazing and historic photo collection?

Credit: Jaybro
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
That's real nice Ron.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
A working car is probably the most important tool you can have if you do construction work.

Work out the paypal scenario and I'll put $50.00 in towards insuring Elcap's car for Blitzo.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:51pm PT


OK here are 12 philo 'toons for your fundraising pleasure.
Same deal as the Big Mike Fundraiser.



#1;
photo not found
Missing photo ID#131251
Hoh Man.

#2;
photo not found
Missing photo ID#131982
Generic Crap Bivy.

#3;
photo not found
Missing photo ID#145884
What do you mean no more rope?

#4;
photo not found
Missing photo ID#149946
Sh#t and Pitch.

#5;
photo not found
Missing photo ID#150026
Tuna Can.

#6;
photo not found
Missing photo ID#153148
Say What.

#7;
photo not found
Missing photo ID#181703
Another fine mess.

#8;
photo not found
Missing photo ID#181705
Philbert's dilema.

#9;
photo not found
Missing photo ID#276278
Hueco Thanx.

#10;
photo not found
Missing photo ID#293098
Cajun Style.

#11;
photo not found
Missing photo ID#273706
Indecent Exposure.

#12;
photo not found
Missing photo ID#290266
Sleep Tight.


After I said I would sell the originals I remembered that most all of them are drawn on the backs of letters I wrote. Fortunately I was able to re-gather them years ago which is how they ended up in Robbie's Black Canyon Guide book.
So I am proposing to sign a limited number of prints for the fundraiser.
I know you all can just take the unsigned ones for free right off the inturdnet, but imagine if you were the one injured and in need. What do you say to a nominal fee of $10 each or three for $25 for signed 'toons.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 11, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
While hoping that he does well by this, and well in every sense, I wonder
about the F%#king IRS getting interested as a result of setting up
a PayPal or a bank account.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Mar 11, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
I am enough of a social animal that I still think a gathering where we all come out armed with ducats merits a thought?

Maybe a Clark & Blitzfest?
Messages 1 - 20 of total 41 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Recent Trip Report and Articles
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews