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happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 22, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
Not a "begging for money" thread which has gotten so many up in arms of late but if you want to get up in arms, that's fine with me.

But - I AM looking to raise funds for my trip back east, and hope people won't mind me doing a "here's what I've got to offer/would you like to buy" thread. I have been lucky enough to have another season living in the cabin on a nature preserve in upstate New York, and am currently in Joshua Tree.

I will start with items of climbing gear, and one photo lens I am looking to sell.

1) Wired Bliss Cams - Purple and Silver Colors
These cams have been placed only a few times each, never fallen on.

Asking $40 each, with shipping to US destination included(International shipping has recently increased quite a bit. Will ship overseas, but would need to have additional shipping fee).

 Purple: Quad Cam 1.0
Camming Range: .74-1.08 inches
Weight: 3.1 oz
Rated Strength: 12 KN
Retail $49.00



 Silver Quad Cam 1.5
Camming Range: .91-1.32 inches
Weight: 3.4 oz
Rated Strength: 12 KN
Retail: $49.00



More images here:
http://mountainproject.com/v/fs-wired-bliss-cams-purple-and-silver---new-condition/108016255


2) Kong Red Cam - $30, with shipping to US destination included(International shipping has recently increased quite a bit. Will ship overseas, but would need to have additional shipping fee).

Used very lightly, wires are in excellent condition and action is smooth.

Payment via PayPal, please send PM with questions or request to purchase.


More images here: http://mountainproject.com/v/fs-kong-cam---red/108017380
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Nikon 70-300mm 1:4-5.6D D AF Nikkor SLR Camera Lens

 Asking $175, with shipping to US destination included(International shipping has recently increased quite a bit. Will ship overseas, but would need to have additional shipping fee).

Used very lightly, condition is very good.

Payment via PayPal, please send PM with questions or request to purchase.


More images here: http://mountainproject.com/v/fs-nikon-lens-70---300-zoom/108049486
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
And of courseI still have chalkbags. I am down to just a few pre-sewn inserts though, but can do them by hand. But, it may take a bit longer to get them in the mail if that is the case.

I do have a dozen or so finished ones still in the inventory box, and will post some of those pictures below. The entire collection is at http://www.climbaddictdesigns.com/shop-chalkbags.html









I DO have a huge stash of swatches waiting for me once I get back to NY too - so look for a new collection coming, about beginning of June.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2013 - 10:31am PT
Another venture of mine(yes..another!) is Talisman Too, a line of beaded jewelry, which I started doing this winter. You can find the collection at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TalismanToo

Some of the items I am making:


Also, the Facebook page for this and my hair accessories is at http://www.facebook.com/TalismanShops

I am going to be running a promotion on the Facebook page in about a week where I'll be giving away a $25 merchandise credit for items in Talisman Studios and Talisman Too. This is with the hopes of gaining a larger audience base, and appreciate it if people do Like the page(but only if it is something you have interest in).
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:29am PT
Are you still in JT? Am at hidden Valley campsite 11 for a couple more nights if wanna stop by say hi.
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Mar 25, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
Hey Happie- No interest in it, but that Red cam doesn't look like a Kong Slit Fit to me (for starters, Slit Fit had anodized lobes). It is, however, a dead ringer for a Rock Empire Durango (although missing the sling). What's it say on the sticker on the swage?

-Aric.
Pillowattack

Boulder climber
DC
Mar 25, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
Just got a new chalk bag thanks Happiegrrrl :)
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Climbski2 -I won't get into the park in the next few days unfortunately. Hope you are having a great time - perfect weather, for sure!

adatesman - Thanks for mentioning this- I will check later and clarify.

Pillowattack - Thank you!
Indianclimber3

Trad climber
Mar 25, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
Happiegrrrl on the move bump!
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Thanks for the bump. I still need to dig out and check that cam - it is in my climbing gear duffle, a place I have been not visiting as much as I should....

So, onward as I really need to get cash raised or risk turning into a human raisin in the desert... Am hoping to leave here in time to attend the SushiFest in April, and can use all the work I can get.

One thing I also do is business consulting, with a niche in social media. I do contract work, at http://www.byosb.com, but also have made some special products which I designed for the Etsy.com selling community. These can be found at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/byosmallbiz

These products, primarily guides for social media marketing, and web page analysis, are priced at a fraction of what they would be if contracted for, and represent incredible value for entrepreneurs. Particularly, the Website Analysis, a service which would easily run several hundred dollars through contract, but which I have made available for only $58.

While these products were designed with the Etsy selling platform in mind, they are suitable for any small business which is marketing through search engine indexing and social media marketing.

I can take a look at your sites - websites, selling boutiques on venues such as Etsy, EBay, RedBubble etc., blogs, and social media pages - provide an objective viewpoint, and make suggestions designed to help you improve both the experience for your audience as well as search engine indexing factors.

So, if you have been flummoxed by Facebook, perplexed with Pinterest, or wondering why nobody seems to be looking at your eBoutique.... maybe I can help you with that.

You can view the Feedback I have gotten on some of my transactions with clients via Etsy, and see that people have been overwhelmingly appreciative of the work I have dome for them. My Feedback page is here: http://www.etsy.com/people/byosmallbiz/feedback?ref=owner_feedback_leftnav


Thanks to all who have taken the time to give a look to this thread and any of the links, and also to those who may have been biting their tongue wanting to post in all caps "GET A JOB!!!11."
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 26, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
^nah....DO YOUR THING!!!

bump!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 26, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
Somebody buy that grrrl an "s".
;-)
Rock on, Happie.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 26, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
hey there say, happiegrrl...

if you think you can sell about three dreamcatchers and some earrings,
i can send them, as they are light, and this could help you with
gas money? perhaps...

just let me know...
:)

or some kind of painting to put up on on your selling sight...

Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 26, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Neebee,


You are a gem that always shines and I love you!


Best,Gregg
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
So true! Neebee is truly a remarkable person, kind and generous beyond words.

Addition: I have received an email from someone wondering about me, because they had heard I had been offered work in Joshua Tree, and turned it down....

Umm - No.

I have applied for several jobs, and had one interview. And no offers of work beyond what one person had been offering throughout the winter - offers which I accepted each time they were offered.

Perhaps this is just a misunderstanding, but it seems pretty strange to me that people would even be discussing me in this way, much less telling misinformation.
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Mar 26, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
Happies chalk bags rule...!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 26, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Though my sushi chalk bag is holding up nicely one day I will need a replacement.

jus' sayin'....
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2013 - 10:52am PT
Thank you Joey. This winter I was climbing with someone and realized she was sporting one of them, but I knew I hadn't sold her one... She said she had so many chalkbags and didn't know where this one had come from, but that it was her favorite of them all, because it was a but larger and cinched down.

It seems that elastic cording(and maybe some inner construction details, and maybe that the fleece used on commercial bags might be thinner...) is the key to keeping the chalk inside, and I stumbled upon the winning combination.

I wouldn't mind if commercial makers took note and improved their own bags. Yes, it would cost more, but it seems that non-cinching thing is really annoying to people! Besides, that other construction, where the inner collar is separate from the body lining might actually be part of the problem, and that construction is way more expensive than what I do.



Nature - I hope your sushi bag lasts as long as the memories so many of us have of fantastical SushiFests!


As for the person who has spread the rumor that I turned down work - I asked what had been said and the reply was:

"...offered a job at Coyote Cafe (or maybe some other restaurant in JT?) and turned it down because it was beneath you."


I don't know why someone would say that - where they would even GET the idea, as there are really only a few here even KNOW I have been applying for jobs. But this, along with that whole Veritas.Curat bullshit really stinks. And I will emphatically state that I have NOT refused any work offered to me.

But the reality is that I have a place to go, and am expected to be there in the first week in May. I HAD been looking for work, when my apartment sublet ended, but when it came down to being only a period of three weeks left, I stopped. I couldn't see presenting myself as available for a "permanent" job when I KNEW I would be leaving soon. Does it seem the right thing to anyone here to have someone train a person for a job only to have them quit soon after?

And so I am focusing in what I DO have to offer, which is laid out in the above posts I have made. It IS work, regardless of what mean-spirited people want to consider it. I work VERY hard on what I have to offer. I show up, follow through and have been told outright in so many of the cases that the items are GOOD, and that my service is GOOD, that it is extraodinarily frustrating to have it discounted.

The BS that has been directed at me in the last month, along with my financial downturn, along with my beloved Teddy being sick is a LOT to bear, and I would just ask that person who is so bent on causing me pain to either step back and have a heart, or step forward and say it to my face, or step forward in front of a f*#king bus!

My trailwork crew begins work soon after and believe it or not, they consider me to be am integral part of the team and told me so in exact terms. Considering the bullshit that was said by that veritas person(whose account was deactivated here,and NOT by any action on my part, in case anyone is wondering), and now this "turned down work/beneath her" rumor, that means a LOT to me.

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2013 - 10:56am PT
And on that note - one other line of income for me is my accessories from vintage buttons and beads, which can be found at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TalismanStudios


I know this forum is mostly men, but you never know...Maybe some of them know some women who have long hair and wear ponytails, which is what the line mostly consists of. They are unique, simply ways to have a pretty hairstyle beyond those plain elastic bands. And - the "low ponytail" is a fashion trend for this spring!
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Mar 27, 2013 - 10:58am PT
Sorry that you are having to deal with this bullshit Terrie
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 27, 2013 - 11:08am PT
Yeah. . . what TenBee said!

:-(
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
Thank you for the support. Unfortunately, this sort of thing (attack on my integrity) triggers me and can really affect my ability to function. People have said "Just brush it off, Terrie" and I wish it were just that easy.


At any rate!


About the Cam in question - Yes, it IS a Kong, and the label says Slit Fit Flex 4.0. Here is an image:
Credit: happiegrrrl


Also - another piece available, a Metolious Rangefinder, Green - Asking $40, with shipping to US destination included(International shipping has recently increased quite a bit. Will ship overseas, but would need to have additional shipping fee).

Used lightly, has had no falls taken on it

Payment via PayPal, please send PM with questions or request to purchase.
Credit: happiegrrrl


More images on MountainProject at http://mountainproject.com/v/for-sale-metolious-rangefinder-cam---green/108059136
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Mar 27, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
Thanks for checking that can and posting additional pics, Happie!

Looks like we're both right... There's no mistaking the King logo, but it also says Made in Czech, which explains why it looks so much like a Rock Empire; Kong is rebranding them! And in another twist, these are the same as the old Trango Flexcams (co-developed by Trango and Rock Empire) prior to Trango moving production from Czech to Korea and making a couple changes to the design (and allowed RE to continue using the old design). This might also explain the name Slit Fit Flex...

Anyway, I'm probably the only one in the world who cares about such things, so thanks again for looking into it!

-Aric.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
Interesting, Aric! But I am sure you aren't the only gear junkie climber out there -hahahah.




Want to mention that I have created a coupon code which people can use to save 20% on purchases of $10 and more from any of the Etsy shops(Talisman Studios, Talisman Too and Build Your Own Small Business).

Just enter the code Supertopo20 as the "Coupon Code" during checkout to get the savings. This will be valid from now through April 5th at midnight EST. Reminder - purchases must be a minimum of $10, which would exclude a small number of items in two of the shops, namely PFD file guides to social media, and the "Less Than 5 Dollars" category in Talisman Studios.
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 27, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
I'm all for entrepreneurial anarchy - the freedom of the open road and all that, but this is a trainwreck pure and simple.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 27, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Train hasn't wrecked the last couple of years.

MisterE

Social climber
Mar 28, 2013 - 12:21am PT
Why the hate on Terrie? I have never understood it.

Girl's just trying to get along and follow her bliss - people get all aggro on her on the other forums.
damo62

Social climber
Brisbane
Mar 28, 2013 - 12:37am PT
Happie,
for me your living the dream, strong & free as can be.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 28, 2013 - 01:05am PT
I can understand people being uncomfortable with the way I have lived. It has been on a frayed shoestring budget and a wing and a prayer.

The hatred that seems to be based on people feeling I am egotistical or whatever it is - that I don't get, especially because so far as I can tell, those people are not people I actually know.


As for the train not having wrecked in the last few years, that is true. This time is a little different though, because in the past I had either a business that was bringing in enough money to get by, or had my apartment in NYC being sublet and bringing in revenue. That ended a month ago, rather abruptly, and I opted to let the place revert back to landlord instead of putting another person in it.

So....the train does seem to have become derailed. I feel like I am still up in the air. Most people expect to see me come crashing down, hard, on my ass. It could very well happen. By the laws of physics, if they were to apply in this situation, it would probably be unavoidable.

I have told the the Universe my immediate plans(to get back to New York) and asked it to set in place the circumstances to provide that. How it will occur will be up to the Universe. For my part in it, I am doing the best I can to raise money. Will I have to sell my rack? May be. Will I have to sell the van and hitch hike back? May be. May be the Universe is getting ready to take me down. I guess I will see what happens.

But I do understand my life is uncomfortable for some people to watch. Most people need more concrete answers to their questions, when it comes to security, than I tend to.

But please don't mistake my mindset for being lazy, unwilling to work and work hard, or that I think I am "above it" in some way. It has hurt me pretty deeply to know that, because someone has put out there that I felt I was too good to work a retail job here in JT, that others would understandably believe that rumor monger was stating fact.
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Mar 28, 2013 - 01:39am PT
Lots of tacos sell goods here, often with some background on their life situation included. I have. . A good wanderer could get a sale from their tale. So what. Buy or dont buy, the end.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Mar 28, 2013 - 01:41am PT
Why do you travel across the country back and forth? Seems easier to set up shop in one location, but you do it every year it seems. Lots of time and money to drive cross country and back, more power to you!
WBraun

climber
Mar 28, 2013 - 01:47am PT
HG -- "But I do understand my life is uncomfortable for some people to watch."

You seem perfectly normal to me.

People that are uncomfortable with you are not normal.

They're just plain out there floating around in outer space .....
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 28, 2013 - 02:03am PT
Why do you travel across the country back and forth?

The first traverse was in 2009/10, when I had met someone who I adored and who had suggested I come out west for the winter and travel around with them. To which I readily agreed. When I had planned it, I was running a healthy business in companion animal care. I decided to sublet my apartment, sell the business, and come west for winter.

The sale was designed to bring passive income for six months going forward. That plan partially failed, both the business sale and the adored partner - hahah.

But any way, the die was cast. I had also been living near the Gunks, as a caretaker on a nature preserve, bartering the caretaking for a rustic residence. Alas, it would be pretty uncomforatbale in winter(no real heat but a propane Mr Heater, no electricity, no plumbing and grounds not maintained which would mean if I did stay there, i would have to shovel out a parking space if it snowed, and a path about 100 yards to the cabin.

Repeating the coming west in winter, east in summer, though expensive in gas, was just "what I did" since I had no decent living alternative in the east(and it is damned cold there in winter!) Habit, I guess. And also not as expensive as having a rent payment to make for the 6 months.

Besides that, I like Joshua Tree and the southwest.
damo62

Social climber
Brisbane
Mar 28, 2013 - 02:24am PT
WB thinks you're normal so all's well.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 28, 2013 - 08:52am PT
For what it's worth, Terri, I groove on the Wanderers. I've lived it myself, and loved it a lot. I miss it now.
Normal is boring.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 28, 2013 - 09:31am PT
Hap's about as normal as a frikken THREE DOLLAR BILL!

No offense, WonderBrawn. . . but. . . really?

She's got balls o' steel. . . picked up on the outdoor life thing faster than anybody I've ever known. . . We met at the first SushiFest, but it took until we paired up at the '08 FaceLift for me to get the true picture.

She's like OLD SCHOOL OVERNIGHT.

THAT'S NOT NORMAL!

Funny story. . . as I pulled into the Valley on that trip, I looked through one of the tunnels on 120 and said, OUT LOUD TO MYOWNSELF. . . while shaking my head, "F*#K, I'm back in the Valley!"

Then, just about as soon as I got set up in camp. . . here comes Hap. . . in a little red rental car. . . she hops out, fires over to us (I think it was MisterE, TheReverendPaganMonkeyBoy and me) and she does this little monologue about pulling through those same tunnels. . . she was orgasmic over the deal. . . breathing hard, gasping for air, glassy eyed. . . and her words? "F*#K, I'm in the Valley!"

Made me kinda rethink my love/hate relationship with the place. . . seeing it through a first timer's eyes.

She's one in a billion. . . and that's far from normal!

OXOXO



climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Mar 28, 2013 - 09:35am PT
Life is too short to not pursue your dreams until you have every duck lined up just perfectly.
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 28, 2013 - 10:49am PT



Happie,

here is the conundrum

"One thing I also do is business consulting, with a niche in social media."

If your so good at it that you can help others succeed , why are you having such a difficult financial time with the several ventures that you have?

t-shirts , jewlery, hair products , chalk bags ,consulting ?


If your that good at it you should be charging the going rate and not discounting your services.


Most consumers are leery that you get what you pay for.

I think your efforts are great , but scattered.

Follow your passion and focus.

Good Luck your tenacity is valiant
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 28, 2013 - 10:53am PT


...

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 28, 2013 - 11:02am PT
Well, I guess that if ever the word to describe me was 'normal,' I'd know my spirit had been broken.

In the last few years, that spirit has gotten a pretty good rear-kicking, on a fairly consistent basis, but the small flame that it had been dwindled too stubbornly refused to flicker out. I am still here, when at times I felt like to be any place but here would be preferable. So, either I am so blind to reality as to have it be a mental disturbance, or else the invisible carrot in front of my eyes which goads me forward is a carrot unlike that which compels most people.

I dunno...I've been told numerous times that some small thing I did or said, things I don't even remember doing or saying, were THE thing that made all the difference to that person.From "decided to live" to"still in business because of it" to "I believe you are an angel that was sent to me to tell me those words" to "You just changed the entire trajectory of my day from bad to great".... All those things since I stopped racing along the dollar chasing professional career path and having the attitude that accompanies it. That has got to be worth something. It can't be measured in dollars, can't be worn on display. But it seems almost to be a ministry calling. Yes...may be it's just delusion....


Anyway -IF anyone is thinking "I wish her well, but I don't need any of those things she is offering," may be they could take a look at the various Facebook pages for my ventures, and IF they think any of them might be something people they know might have some interest in, they could Share them.... To do that, you go to the page, click that cog wheel icon on the rich, and in the drop down menu there is a "Share" option. Then, a window pops up that allows you to write a comment to go along with it. What comment one makes is up to them, but comments do help their network understand why it is the page has been shared.

My FB pages are:
 http://www.facebook.com/TalismanShops - For the hair accessories and beaded pieces
 http://www.facebook.com/byosmallbiz - For small business consulting page
 http://www.facebook.com/ClimbAddictDesigns - For ClimbAddict

and also,
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Happy-Joyous-and-Free/131096676952245?ref=hl
which is a page for recovery-related things I do graphics on, though I haven't been active with that one.
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:06am PT

"The Candyman can cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good!"


Hey Locker, thats me.

CM
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:15am PT


LOL!!!...

Hell yeah!!!...
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 28, 2013 - 11:20am PT
FishFinder - I would love to narrow it down. I am exhausted. The issue is that each one of those brings in a small stream. A small trickle that to cut off would be stupid. Also, ClimbAddict has been developed and takes very little effort these days, beyond making the chalkbags, which is a fun thing to do. It is about where it will go, in it's current state.

The option is not to focus on one, but to find a job that will pay what a "normal" person needs to live on and stop efforts on all those small ventures. A "normal" person does not live in a cabin with no utilities and bring their dog with them wherever they go.

People say that is not the way it has to be - but I KNOW what happens to me when I do a job - any job. I dedicate myself to that company and am soon giving them all. Unfortunately, that ends up snuffing out energy to do other creative pursuits. People say it doesn't have to be that way...but what do I tell the person inside me that has seen it happen to me time and time again?
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:25am PT


accept small or Go Big

there is a difference between eccentric and poor.

The global climate and economy is changing rapidly

those who can adapt will succeed and those that cant will perish


Edit: sometimes what we think is a charmed life is not so charming.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:28am PT
Happie- Tell her so stop listening to the haters and just live her life the way she wants. In the end, that is all that matters. All those people talking sh!t are doing nothing more than that. They only hinder and are looking to get a rise out of you. If you take the bait they will continue. If you ignore them or kill them with kindness there is nothing more for them to say becuase they just end up looking like douchbags.

In the end, they only thing that matters is you. You are the one who has to live with your choices and actions.

I wish you best of luck in your ventures.

Mike
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Some thoughts. Just my opinion, take it, leave it, ignore it, whatever...

If you live your life on public internet display (and you do, by choice), you need a thick skin. I don't know who would be talking about you turning down jobs or gossiping about you in general, but I do know that thick skin means you would either ignore it, or frankly not give a sh#t what some random person thinks.

That said, I've weighed in on past threads with exactly what Gregg is saying WRT to the whole social media/consulting fantasy.

Some people will read your tale and come away with this narrative (rightly or wrongly):

Woman sells dog walking business to her employee, but doesn't put any legal instrument in place to protect self-interest and to layout binding details of the sale. Predictably, deal goes awry. Not to worry, said woman has a sweet little scam setup by subletting a rent controlled or stabilized apt in NYC, thereby playing an arbitrage to actual market prices, thereby getting something for nothing and subverting the intent of the program (and the rules) by being an illusory sublet. You are supposed to maintain the place as you primary residence, as well as be in residence 2 out of 4 years, which clearly said woman has not.

Faced with unanticipated turnover of sublet, rather than go back to NYC to deal with it and get new sublet in place to retain unearned passive income stream, woman decides it's too much trouble or too costly to return to NYC and lets go of arbitrage scam.

Now with a lack of the passive income from an asset woman did not actually own anyway, woman "works" playing at website and social media tinkering and sewing&craft hobbies. Woman touts skills in these internet areas, but has no documented work history in this field, nor any successful business ventures to back claimed expertise in "starting your own small business". Undoubtedly, woman "works" hard by spending hour after hour after hour on the web, tinkering with the latest web marketing fad and social media apps under the guise of "work". Add a gas guzzler rust bucket vehicle bound to have pricey repair issues, and an aging pet that will have increasingly frequent vet care needs.

Yucca Valley has plenty of fast food, grocery, and other chains. Places that hire all the time, have insane turnover, and will hire basically anyone with a pulse who can show up on time. You could have gotten work the day you arrived in town, and quickly socked away enough to at least guarantee enough to get back to the Gunks, then quit. A couple shifts a week would have done it, easily. But of course if you twidle thumbs "working" on social media until you don't have enough time left before departure date to even grab a few McD's shifts to fund the gas...

Now this narrative probably has errors, omissions, or misunderstandings..but it is what a casual observer takes away from the ongoing saga as depicted on the interwebz. I hope this doesn't sound too mean spirited, as that is not my intention. But getting an unvarnished look at how outside observers see it may be helpful...or maybe not...it's worth what you paid me for it.
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:56am PT



Elcap dribbles and goes for the three pointer.......


Swish!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Mar 28, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
Hey Terrie, if you swing by Moab on your way to the east I'll trade you a tank of gas for a chalkbag.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 28, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
Entitle your lifestyle "Travels with Teddy" and any critics would suddenly be putting you on a pedestal.
Hoping to see you in JT before you weigh anchor and sail off...

Susan
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Mar 28, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
JFC! Terrie's choices would not have been the ones I would have made. However, I don't get all the hate. You don't like what she is doing or think that she has no skills, then don't click on her thread or buy her stuff. To gratuitously kick the lady when she has done NOTHING to hurt you says a lot more about you than her.

To put it another way, all you haters can just straight f*#k off.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 28, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
all you haters

And who would that be? Strawman much?
Barbarian

climber
Mar 28, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
It's your life Terrie...if others don't get it, the issue is with them. I do like the idea of "Travels with Teddy". It's a good story - worthy of being told.
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 28, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
The only one who seems to be hating on her is the individual who said something about her not wiling to except work.

I like Terrie and have met her and Teddy Both are very cool.

I am impressed with how resourceful she is and her ability to adapt. Very few people can have a bi-coastal lifestyle and make it work,unless they are rich

It just didnt make sense to me that she would be able to help others at these ventures if she cant help herself

Bottom line is we cant be something we are not

We all create what is around us and it seems like her choices are just not working for her now
She is a survivor and will pull through and continue to do positive things.

I am not much of a climber or much of anything for that matter but why hasnt someone gotten more creative with this chalk bag thing.

So this brings me to the question........... Chalk bags? Been around forever.

The awkward reach around and bend back never really made any sense to me.

It seems to distract from the task at hand which is in front of you

What about a chalk brim, or chalk bra . You could call it chalk cans

How about a special shirt with chalk slots just a few inches under the arm pits so you can chalk up and catch a feel Just sayin

Good luck in your latest adventures Terrie ,it is great that you are doing it your way and not sucking up to the man so that they can just get richer. I understand completely as I have been self employed since I was able to realize that it works best for me
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Mar 28, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
Woman sells dog walking business to her employee, but doesn't put any legal instrument in place to protect self-interest and to layout binding details of the sale. Predictably, deal goes awry. Not to worry, said woman has a sweet little scam setup by subletting a rent controlled or stabilized apt in NYC, thereby playing an arbitrage to actual market prices, thereby getting something for nothing and subverting the intent of the program (and the rules) by being an illusory sublet. You are supposed to maintain the place as you primary residence, as well as be in residence 2 out of 4 years, which clearly said woman has not.

Faced with unanticipated turnover of sublet, rather than go back to NYC to deal with it and get new sublet in place to retain unearned passive income stream, woman decides it's too much trouble or too costly to return to NYC and lets go of arbitrage scam.

Now with a lack of the passive income from an asset woman did not actually own anyway,

if it actually went down this way (no way i will keep track cuz i dont care that much), then that is truly pathetic.

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 28, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
Thank you all for your input.

The Larry - didn't you buy a chalkbag from me just last year???



Life is funny....

My sister has had a California trip planned for about 6 months, and two days of that were intended to come visit me here. Those two days are here now, and she, her son and I went to the park and did the Water Street Mill thing, and also went to Intersection Rock/HVCG to...watch rock climbers.

I am not sure if it is good news or bad news, but her son was captivated. He is 17 years old and I would be really surprised if he doesn't find a way to start climbing(I had offered to take them out before, but his mom poo-poohed it). I said "Uh oh....you're going to start climbing and the next thing you know you'll be asking mom for the car keys and heading off on 3 day road trips, and the next thing you'll be in Yosemite telling her..." and his eyes LIT up! hahahah

She likes to make nice vacations for herself, and this one is no exception. It is going to include some deep sea fishing, apparently. Her son likes that and they did it in Florida a few years ago and caught a Tuna and two Baracuda's I think. She said she had been having fun in the beginning, when they were catching smaller fish left over right, and when she exclaimed how great the fish were, the guy in the boat said 'These are just the BAIT fish!" hahah

Anyway, she booked herself into a pretty swanky B&B here in 29 Palms, called Roughley Manor, which is where I am typing this from. Staying tonight in "The Museum Room" on the grounds. the bathtub is...a real bathtub! Huge, deep, and sumptuous. Luxury....I can't believe I haven't soaked in it yet.

There is another interesting little thing the universe seems to be working on right now, but I think I will keep that to myself, as surely somebody would point out how horrible it must be, no matter they haven't any idea of actual circumstances. But I can tell you, it is something that may be coming to me from something I previously gave, with no strings attached, no expectations at all.
ruppell

climber
Mar 28, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
This whole thing is like a soap opera. I bad one at that. Yet I can't resist checking in from time to time. As someone who's lived the dirtbag life for years on end I can only say good luck Happie.
sullly

Trad climber
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
Come on guys. Your tank of women to kick around on ST is nearing empty. Must you drive away another?
I'm missing Crimpie, Melissa, Lollie and Daphne. Aren't you?
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:35pm PT
Word.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
Okay, time for me to weigh in on this. I was hoping it would blow over.

I'm the one that communicated the scuttle to Terrie. I sent it via PM and never expected it to get on the taco; I thought she would keep it in confidence and not dish it out publically.

I was a bit harsh in my PM to her and regret it, but laid it on the line as I saw it based on info from people I have high regard for; apparently that info may have been inacurate. Again, it was sent to Terrie confidentially; not posted.

As others have said, on the taco you need to have a thick skin.

I met Terrie and Teddie at Todd's fest and feel they are great people.

I have great admiration for them following their dreams and have done a fair share to support them. I will continue to do so.


locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:46pm PT

"I thought she would keep it in confidence and not dish it out publically."...

Oops!!!...
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
"I thought she would keep it in confidence and not dish it out publically."...

Oops!!!...

DOH!!!
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2013 - 12:13am PT
John - I did not disclose that it was you who asked me if I had turned down work which had been offered to me.

I apologize if the person who told you the bullshit "knew it was you" who had relayed the information.

For what it is worth, I did not ask John for the name of the person who he had heard that (nor did John provide it). Whomever it was who said it remains anonymous, whether they were the first hand bullshit maker upper, or simply repeating the bullshit someone else had made up. There ought be no reason for anyone to be miffed at John - he simply asked me if something he had heard was true. I can fully understand why he would believe what was said(and especially if it had come from a trusted person). He did not send me an email spreading gossip - he didn't say "Hey, so and so said..."

I also see absolutely NO reason why I should have kept that rumor confidential. I figured - if someone had told that to you, then there were probably others who had heard the same thing. Why should I lay down and allow lies to be told about me???? It would have been different if I had posted "So and so told me that they heard..."

At any rate - whomever is the bullshit maker upper is the one who is the dog. Not John. Not me.

Good lord.

Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 29, 2013 - 12:32am PT



I sure hope people dont cross post this on Facebook. LOL



As the taco turns
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Mar 29, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Terrie, whatever happens, happens. Best of luck in whatever you choose to do.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Mar 29, 2013 - 01:25am PT
I don't sift through the drama but my offer still stands. We might be able to get in a pitch or two also. Live love life or whatever.
Pillowattack

Boulder climber
DC
Mar 29, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Got my new chalk bag last night, and it is a huge improvement on my old one. Really well crafted and looks great. Thanks!
John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
Mar 29, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
Happie's bags are perfect new cat size:

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Missing photo ID#272392

Peace to you Happie :-)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Mar 29, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
Terrie;.....I want to buy something from you;..I'll go look for you today or this weekend...hope you are still around.......talk to you soon......bye. I also have some Euro friends who probably wish to buy some cams......talk to you soon......
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
PillowAttack - Glad you like it!

John -I love that picture - such a cute kitten. Now he or she must be bouldering bucket sized!



Here's Teddy, waking up in the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, like the canine prince he is....

John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
Mar 29, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
Alas... Titus died in a tragic and freak turn of events.

He was rescued down near Joe's Valley after some F-dude threw he and his brothers/sisters out the window of a pickup truck on the highway to get rid of them.

He passed after a just a few happy and well-fed weeks with us. We miss him.

jb
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
Oh how horrible. Poor little sweet and completely innocent kitten. Why, why, why are some people such jerks?
John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
Mar 29, 2013 - 06:29pm PT
why are some people such jerks?

I dunno... The jerk store musta has a sale :-[
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 29, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
hey there say, john B....

:(


oh my, how terrible... hugs... i know it was long? agao, not just today,
but memories of such, are sad... hope wants little critters to get a
chance at life, like things should...

glad you shared, though, you SHARED your home, and LIFE, and that
counts mighty special...
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