I am still sort of a newbie to gathering and burning, but I love this forum and wanted some expert advice. Keep in mind I just had my first insert installed about a month ago, and haven't generated a single BTU yet. That includes the burn-in fires -- it's just been too warm. After a long weekend of scrounging dead & downed wood near our cabin, I was asked the inevitable by the love of my life. I have tried answers such as "I am just trying to keep us warm this winter", and "Think of the money we will save on propane". I believe I may have become obsessed with this whole wood scrounging thing. What is the correct response? Do I need professional help?