Hey all, I GOT IT!!! The wall is stable and as far as this problem goes, the wall is complete. Thanks all for the great advice... learn something everyday. As you might've guessed, I was never a carpenter, but I did build this house over 35 yrs ago, and still building . Here's a couple of pics before and after I trimmed the stud coming thru the floor. Note the angles, but did have ONE 90.