Well, the official weight is in, courtesy of our friend Ski's bathroom scales...
131 POUNDS, and ten pounds of it was SEEDS.
The "plug" I cut out of the top to get to the seeds and insides must weigh over ten pounds all by itself.
I loaded it onto a borrowed garden wagon and wheeled it in the front door of the school about 9:00 AM, and by noon I was freaking out because it took an hour to shave the thickness of the carving wall down to something thin enough for my drills and saws to cut through.
My "PumpKing" is now another 20 pounds lighter, and this is the condition I left it in at 3:30 today:
I have permission to return at 7:30 tomorrow to put in another two or three hours, and I'm certain now that I can pull my performance out at the last minute.
After all of the classes get their picture taken with it and my ever greying, ever balding head, I'm delivering it over to the local retirement home for their enjoyment Halloween night.
I think that I'm tired of Pumpkin...