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Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Apr 27, 2014 - 02:54am PT
Bishop attracts me too. Got to be cheaper than mid-SF Peninsula next-door to Oracle.
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Apr 27, 2014 - 10:38am PT
If any of you peeps are thinking of buying in the Bishop area and you are looking for a realtor. You might want to try Karine Croft. She is at Owens Valley Realty. Her phone number is (760) 937-5099

She is very knowledgeable and fair. She sold my house in Sunny Slopes for a great price, then she found me a a fantastic home in Bishop.

I can't say enough good things about her!

MisterE

climber
May 22, 2014 - 10:11am PT
Bump! Got a part-time job (3 days a week) at the Creekside Inn - Friday-Sunday, starting in June! Also, just got my license yesterday:

Official!
Official!
Credit: MisterE

and a good bit of residential work locally (thanks to Karine!) and some commercial jobs in Mammoth - things are going well, and happy to be in Bishop!

Special thanks to Tom Grundy for giving me a place to park and hook-up the A-Liner.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 22, 2014 - 11:18am PT
Historical avg. temperature range in late July for Bishop.....99/57.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 22, 2014 - 11:33am PT
So, Mister E, do the Burgeoning Bishop Bureaucrats consider SuperTopo a 'conspicuous'
place to post yer license?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 22, 2014 - 11:37am PT
Mr E done set up shop!

DMT
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
May 22, 2014 - 12:05pm PT
The problem with Bishop is...

too many climbers.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
May 22, 2014 - 01:38pm PT
Mr. E .... best of luck to you.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jul 10, 2014 - 07:24am PT
Well Bad C. it was worth a discussion. Sorry it didn't work out. I get where your wife is coming from having gone through the same gamut of emotions (I'm Mr E's wife)

Our plans are set now. As of August, we will be Bishop denizens.

I've lived in the LA area my whole life and in the same house for 15 years with a great job, so deciding to move was a tough decision. It came down to being willing to just take a chance and realizing it's not the end of the friggin' world if it doesn't work out.

People always ask "Why are you moving" (in a shocked and appalled tone). Answer: My husband was coming home physically and emotionally destroyed every day from his shitty Reseda maintenance job. My dad lives in Mammoth and is getting older and having health problems. My personal health improves any time I get out of LA. We just want to climb all the time and So Cal choss gets old after a decade. Bishop is still close enough to LA for me to get supplies for my business, so why not give it a shot?.

It has been a huge process. I'm not afraid of moving to a small town, I know I'll do fine in a quieter environment. I am, intimidated by the logistics of moving. I've been culling 15 years worth of possessions down for the past year. Moving my stained glass studio is no small feat. Coming to grips with turning my beautiful house over to a renter (who probably will destroy it) has been stressful. I've met with a lot of bizarre opposition from (non-climber) friends and LA-based family being outspoken against the move, which has made the process even harder, but every time I drive into Bishop all that seems to fade away.

Bad Climber- shot us a message any time you are in town. We'd love to climb with you.



Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 10, 2014 - 08:39am PT
turning my beautiful house over to a renter (who probably will destroy it)

I know some guys from Chicago who gots some friends out here that can
make sure that don't happen. You know what I mean?
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Jul 10, 2014 - 10:37am PT
Justthemaid - I think you might find that Reno is closer & maybe has everything you need. & after doing the drive to L. A. it's really nice to go up to Carson City, or Reno.

Hope you two do well and thrive up here.
MisterE

climber
Jul 10, 2014 - 12:36pm PT
If I get a mid-week morning when I am not working, I'll head out and try to meet you at The Sads, Mark!
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Jul 14, 2014 - 07:23am PT
Anytime - I park at the upper parking lot.
MisterE

climber
Aug 6, 2014 - 07:02am PT
Bump! We are getting settled in "The Olive Embassy", Skip is one week away from being here permanently:

Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE

Some friends were in town and stopped by to help us move:

Credit: MisterE

The first night - bare essentials:

Credit: MisterE
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Aug 6, 2014 - 07:11am PT
Applauding your courage for daring to chase your dreams. :)

A wonderful thread.

DMT
schilds

Trad climber
eastside
Aug 6, 2014 - 10:07am PT
Hey, you're right around the corner from us! Welcome to the neighborhood. I'm just a ST lurker, but feel free to come knock on our door if you ever need a cup of sugar (or a beer). My husband and I are in the white Victorian with the yellow door just down the alley on Willow. Cheers,

Sarah
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Aug 6, 2014 - 10:22am PT
I've heard so many good things about the Bishop community. Yeah, everyone knows what's going on with everyone else, but posts like the above, are more the norm compared to the aggro personalities driving down the hwy in the Grey Area. Plus you get all that climbable rock, easy afternoon sessions at the boulders.

Bad Climber

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2014 - 01:37pm PT
Hey, JusttheMaid and Erik:

Huge congrats on the move. I'm envious. I just saw a REALLY nice mobile for sale with killer views of Mt. Tom. Oh, well.

Be well and do your best to deal with the stress of moving. Aside from death and divorce, it's one of the biggest things we go through in life. Ugh. It feels like a kind of punishment--even if you're looking forward to the new locale.

I'll keep you guys in the Rolodex for Bishop contacts.

Cheez and beerz!

BAd
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