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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 8.26.14

I forgot to mention that I finally harpooned my white whale Sunday evening (aka, the Tree Stump That Haunted My Summer). After getting all kinds of advice re: dealing with the stump (from grinding it, to poisoning it, to simply burying it again), I decided to keep digging for the deep roots that held it in place. I knew I was getting somewhere late Sunday afternoon when I kicked it -- and it shivered. From that point until I finally ripped it out of the crater that I'd dug around it was a matter of minutes. I want to keep it as a trophy. But Mrs. O sez it's got to go. Now for today's Wild Card ...




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