saturday i lured 3 friends into my backyard with pizza and beer for the task of removing a stump. the job before we started:
and with the magic of photos, here's the hole after we pulled the stump. there are a few remaining roots that i'm hoping are small and deep enough to not matter.
here's the pile of roots & stump that we removed:
and here we have the debris along with the filled in hole, all nice and smoothed out:
big thanks to adam, corin and mike for lending hands. these guys rocked, and without them it would've taken me a lot longer to get the job done, and my yard would've been a mess. i also learned that it's been a long time since i did manual labor, and my hands are very used to their white collar life.