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Special to the Daily Layne Van Arsdale of Breckenridge sent us this funny e-mail Wednesday morning. "Perhaps the good citizens of Frisco might consider this approach next time an evil "Big Box" raises its ugly head. ..."

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that threw the kind of party Tom Sawyer would take a nap during.Our new place had your basic spectrum of bird-droppings – dark and crumbly like ashes to a couple of runs of milky drool dung – salivated about the walls.

After we liberated our walls of the tears from Polly’s blind eye with a paint scraper, wet rags and a razor blade, we taped the windows and cabinets and called our buddies to throw a layer on with our Robin Hood-style pallette – we chose Sherwood green and Minstrel Heart red because they came in the low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) variety and looked better to us than the taupe the Landfolk (married couple) were contemplating. Jimi Hendrix “Axis: Bold As Love,” a couple of toasted waffles and Sammy Smith’s Organic Lager got us into a brush-and-rolling groove…. It’s very far away, it takes about a half a day to get there, if we travel by my … dragonfly …

“Spanish Castle Magic!”Whoops, we got a little red on the carpet there during the chorus. But now that we’re looking closely at it, with it worked all over the wall and covering the yucky history, we know we’re not satisfied, for Minstrel Heart red is not red at all but a salmony-blushing-peach pink of a syrupy, ex-toilet stain.

“We want red, Boo-hizoo. Pink makes us blue.”So we finished up the first coat and returned to the paint store a few days later for a couple more squirts of dark-red dye. We finished the front room this morning, and we’re out acquiring a paint sponge to finish the bedroom.

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