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FSS--I need help!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Nonprophet, Aug 13, 2009.

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  1. Nonprophet

    Nonprophet Minister of Fire

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    Okay, so I'm now ready to admit that I'm powerless over my woodpile and that I suffer from FSS (Firewood Scroungers Syndrome). I came to believe that a power greater than free wood could restore me to sanity......lol.

    Once you get started it's hard to stop! Just scored 3/4 of a cord of 3 year old seasoned Cherry for free--they were selling the house and the new owner's wanted the sellers to get rid of the "icky wood pile" because they are afraid of spiders......

    One the way home I spot a nice standing/dead Oak tree in the front yard of a local church. I stop in to ask about cutting it down, the pastor asks how much would I charge and I said "nothing, I'll do it for the wood." He tells me that they got an estimate from a pro for $300, but if I would do it they'd give me $100 because "that's a lot of work and we wouldn't feel right if we didn't pay you." I checked the base of the tree and it's still solid, so it will be an easy drop and a good cord++ of nice oak, plus $100!!

    It's getting so I can't drive anywhere without looking for standing/dead stuff along the road......one tree--I mean--one day at a time!!!!

    NP

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  2. Skier76

    Skier76 Minister of Fire

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    Can't beat that! I'm the same way though. Whenever I'm driving around, I always see piles of freshly cut wood. I have to resist the temptation to pull over and ask the homeowner if they want it removed.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Now you guys are really getting into this thing. Go for it!
  4. Retreadsme

    Retreadsme Member

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    Hi my name is Rich and I suffer from FSS also! :) I must confess, I'm not seeking a cure, but MORE WOOD! Found a tree at a dump site partially bucked, partially slabbed that is at least 4-ft diameter. There must be 1 1/2 cords of wood all total. It will require a front-end loader to even move the slabs and I'm about to go nuts trying to convince myself to leave it alone. AHHHhhhhhhh !!
  5. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Just go out and buy yourself that front end loader. Imagine how much more wood you could scrounge with it.
  6. learnin to burn

    learnin to burn Feeling the Heat

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    Hi, I'm Jay My wife and I suffer from FSS also. We go out and she points out all the wood on the side of the road I need to check out. She's a real slave driver ;-P . She even tells me where the news reports downed trees at after a storm.
  7. wldm09

    wldm09 New Member

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    You need to keep her. She is rare!
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