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tranquility challenge

Saturday,  08/07/10  10:20 AM

I am sitting on the deck outside my bedroom, quietly enjoying a beautiful morning, blogging.  Oh wait, it's not quiet, not at all, because no fewer than five count 'em five of my neighbors are blowing their yards trimming their trees murdering their cats and/or otherwise making hideous noise.  It would be a much nicer morning without all that disturbance in the force.  I can't see anything but man can I hear it.  I swear the business opportunity of the world is to invent a quiet little engine for leaf blowers and tree trimmers and such.

Anyway it *is* a nice morning and I cannot allow any amount of unwelcome noise to ruin it.  Challenge, met.

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