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Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Oct 2, 2017 - 07:14am PT
What's this, Mouse?

I'm rallying from the heart failure after a visit to the Love Doc at the VA Clinic.

Is this recent?

DMT
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 2, 2017 - 07:26am PT
A while back : post(s)12821-40, the only hint of how bad the lone mouse's condition was the level of concern it raised in some
His words did little to aswage concern. . . but i cant say as it was to be the same Time period as my own minor life grief, so this then is what Mouse sais
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 22, 2017 - 01:52pm PT
FACELIFT CANCELLED!!!!!

Yes, I'm opting out this year. I just don't feel healthy enough to go and have sent in a cancellation notice to the reservationists Allyson and Linda.

My thoughts are that I'm too heavy, I haven't been able to lose the weight, and why put myself in the sh!t if I don't have to?

I KNOW the signs of Congestive Heart Failure and these are those. My legs are visibly swollen. My weight's off the charts. My breath is hard to catch. BP is nearly normal, but consistently off by some.

I'm playing the odds and just hoping this doesn't get worse or I may have to go to the ER.

So, this means I may only attend the Meatfest, like I did two years ago. I do want to see the gang and take some pics. I can hang one night with little risk to my health, certainly.

Robert Burns, how right you were.

Im sincerely glaD THAT YOU MADE IT TO THE 'LIFT, AS THE RETURN TO THE GLORY OF THE UNIVERSE, trHAT HEAVENLY vALLEY, iS AN UP-LIFTING THING
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2017 - 08:50am PT
Yes, Dingus. My weight skyrocketed when I got back from AZ and UT and as a consequence, other things--breathing difficulty when walking or trying to sleep and my energy level--went south due to lack of sleep due to breathing difficulty.

I had no inclination to spend a week at Facelift in that state. It was hard enough to move around on a gradient using a walker in YV this weekend. I'm feeling lots better, down by several pounds now, and facing some rigorous choices about my diet this month and am forcing myself to go exercise by walking, at the least.

Mojo melon.  About as much dietary value as a pickle but with no sodiu...
Mojo melon. About as much dietary value as a pickle but with no sodium.
Credit: mouse from merced
Frites au garlique.
Frites au garlique.
Credit: mouse from merced
Salade tofu.
Salade tofu.
Credit: mouse from merced
Onions were a staple dietary item in biblical times.  Still are.
Onions were a staple dietary item in biblical times. Still are.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tic Tac, anyone?
H's organic oranges.
H's organic oranges.
Credit: mouse from merced
Aitch, All-American CG host.
Aitch, All-American CG host.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 2, 2017 - 09:25am PT
Credit: zParella



Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Oct 2, 2017 - 10:25am PT
Wow mouse, sorry to read of your trials. Good you got to the Valley anyway, it was more than I could accomplish.

A return of your good health is foremost on my mind.

DMT
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 2, 2017 - 10:46am PT
+1 what Dingus said,
hang tough buddy!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2017 - 01:11pm PT
Venceremos!


Some sophisticated ears for relatively few years.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 2, 2017 - 06:00pm PT
6'24".
6'24".
Credit: mouse from merced
perhaps te forever giving jha
lynn hill, the nose, changing corners
lynn hill, the nose, changing corners
Credit: dunknow
yet
Credit: survival
still
FIXE hardware mostly circa 2013, except for two hangers stamped "UP" c...
FIXE hardware mostly circa 2013, except for two hangers stamped "UP" c.2017.
Credit: karabin museum
fixed
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2017 - 03:16am PT
Cartoon by driver Chris Nish on a break from hauling tourists on a bus...
Cartoon by driver Chris Nish on a break from hauling tourists on a bus.
Credit: mouse from merced
The traffic in YV this weekend was HORRENDOUS!

I sat in the car in the Village Store lot while ice was being sought by the driver. I watched the parade trying to get out of the lot the whole time.

The white van moved in and the jam got frozen, gridlocked. It took that van nearly twenty minutes to exit.

Loathing the idea of joining that herd and watching the ice melt, we elected to go the opposite way, to the left, and drove around behind Degnans, cutting off how many hours of waiting I don't know. This despite the signs restricting entry to that route which takes one thru the residences, but we were on a mission, not a divine mission, but still...

We "zipped" right down past the bridge over Yosemite Creek only to be stopped (briefly) for the herds crossing twixt the Falls and the Lodge at the Falls. There were two personnel assigned at this crosswalk. TWO! One directing traffic and one holding the herd at bay until it was allowed to cross.

Then it was a matter of negotiating Northside Dr. safely past the rockfall--you NEVER KNOW...

And finally, at last, the ice was secure, the beer free, and the day was safe. But we had to send Rodger to the store for yet more ice.

Jon BECK, driver of the vehicle, kudos!!!

Brokedown Climber, more kudos, sir!!!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 3, 2017 - 07:38am PT

Flamin' Grooves...


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2017 - 08:14am PT
It is as if
the energy expended on
the new story
only increased
the restless physical energy
which he had to expel
in violent exercise,
on some occasions
'swarming up the face
of a gigantic and precipitous cliff
in a lonely spot
overhanging the wild sea-beach.'
--Peter Acroyd on Charles Dickens
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2017 - 08:29am PT
Idle thinking, likely caused by not enough invigoration from violent exercise

How to negate the 'romance' of old Camp 4--

There used to be, according to Roper, two heads in camp, Head One and Head Two.
The newest 'plan' for improving Camp 4 labels these havens for flies and cold climbers as 'Comfort Stations.'
Gentrification and Political Correctness go hand in hand, it seems to me.

And nobody but me really gives a sh!t. The showers will be welcome, though.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2017 - 08:51am PT
Beethoven - "Archduke" piano trio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh2_CoUIeXg[youtube=gh2_CoUIeXg]

Harvard, RAH!
http://www.harvardmountaineering.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/1972.pdf

Archduke Trio/Vowell Group
https://www.mountainproject.com/photo/111657892
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2017 - 03:22pm PT
My original Flames post from Nov/2015, on the codependent wasps and figs of the SJV.
My older brother, Mike, has since sold his place on the Merced and moved into town.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2607974&msg=2717348#msg2717348


An April/2017 Smithsonian article on the THIMMAMMA MARRIMANU of India calls the wasp and fig "evolution's odd couple."
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/biggest-tree-canopy-planet-stretches-across-five-acres-180962470/

lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Oct 3, 2017 - 04:54pm PT
Hey Mouse,

Sorry for the delay but at the other end of the park that late timing. Too short but ride back was in a hurry.

Credit: lostinshanghai

Will need a way to connect but in the mean time:

Credit: lostinshanghai

Credit: lostinshanghai

Some of the following

Credit: lostinshanghai

cheaper brands out there

mix

Credit: lostinshanghai

and again cheaper brands or on sale

add

Credit: lostinshanghai

get plenty of protein we are old need more add slices of chicken as well

eat when you first or after one of these

Credit: lostinshanghai

What traffic?

Credit: lostinshanghai

but we discussed which kind of white, rye, wheat ? email me for details

Credit: lostinshanghai

Understand Dumpt is going to throwing out boxes of ammo when he visits Vegas here is at PR handed out

Credit: lostinshanghai



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2017 - 06:03pm PT
Whoa! Jaylost, that's the breakfast of champs! Alex probably doesn't eat steel cut, but we do.
At least, I do when I find 'em at the Grocery Outlet.
Yer right about the price of those steelies.

Of the stuff I like rolled, some is illegal in certain places.

The traffic in YV is just like it is in many urban settings. That's because the dang drivers are the same dang drivers who cause the urban jams.

The only jams I like are the ones you don't tape up for.

Give me jelly jelly any day.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2017 - 06:17pm PT
Moonful and round.  Old depot in Merced.
Moonful and round. Old depot in Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2017 - 07:00pm PT
Allen Steck traversing out on the Knobbly Wall, E. Buttress of El Cap....
Allen Steck traversing out on the Knobbly Wall, E. Buttress of El Cap.
Allen Steck Collection.
Credit: Yosemite In the Fifties
On the shoulder of Stone Mountain,
back when men wore hats,
you could see for a billion miles.
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 3, 2017 - 07:02pm PT
Traffic is nuttinmore than the low spark of high healed older men

Or

Just another Steck on thewall



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2017 - 10:27pm PT
Freeze the Velocipedes.
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