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I've got a big problem!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by schlot, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    I think I need some help. Hopefully some one will come up with something...and fast.

    Not sure about you guys but early winter is my season for finding some wood, splitting and stacking for next year or later, then coming in and sitting by the fire getting toasty warm.

    My problem is that as of Saturday I will be on a family vacation.....in Southern Florida! How am I suppose to go from working and enjoying wood to 80 degree weather with beaches and ocean waters?!?!

    HELP! ! !
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  2. lctatlp

    lctatlp Member

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    Dios mio. por favor.......
  3. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    Well, you won't be down there all winter - will you?

    I mean, sheesh, who'd want to stay down there for very long in the winter. :rolleyes:
  4. stephiedoll

    stephiedoll Burning Hunk

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    you could take some mix to smell. Or maybe some chains and files to play with. Or just go cold turkey.
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  5. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Quit crying and think of your poor old stove not being fed for all that time. That stove is going to be hungry when you get back.
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  6. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    You are right, just a week...maybe I can do this...just maybe?
  7. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Good point....I was being selfish. Maybe I can convince my FIL to give it a few splits while I'm gone?
  8. gmule

    gmule Feeling the Heat

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    Maybe you can build a bonfire on the beach one night.
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  9. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Good idea...anyone know what the airline policy on chains and files on carry ons are? "Stewardess, could you don't happen to have a vise do you?"
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  10. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Or I wonder if they rent out wood stoves...I hear they rent out silly things like surf boards, certainly they rent out something much more practical than that for us northerners?
  11. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    drink as much alcohol as you can...
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  12. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Simple just get on Hearth.com daily and live vicariously through others stories!
  13. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Going on a cruise in the Carribean myself come mid-February . . . as hard as it will be to tear myself away from the woodstove and snowmobiling . . . I'll try to make it through the week . . . if not for me . . . for my wife . . . and this is my advice to you . . . do this not for yourself, but do it for your spouse -- I am sure they will appreciate the sacrifice you are making for them. ;)
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  14. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    You sir, with your unselfish attitude and dedication to your wife are an inspiration to us all
  15. Tramontana

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    Do you have someone coming over to keep it fed? Sounds like stove cruelty charges could be filed if not?

    Cheers and enjoy!
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  16. MnDave

    MnDave Guest

    Bring a laptop with and watch You Tube ...
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  17. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    Can you get internet and cell reception on a cruise ship? That could be worse than Florida.
  18. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I think so . . . at exorbitant rates. This much I can safely say . . . you will not see or hear from me all that week.
  19. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    What a nightmare.
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  20. Gunks

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    I feel your pain. I'll be doing the same in about 10 days. What's more painful is that I have to turn the electric heat on when I'm not there to feed the stove.
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  21. JP11

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    Oh the humanity!! Electric! Get a hearth member to come feed your stove!

    JP
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  22. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    Where are you in Minnesota, I'm right on the border.
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  24. Backwoods Savage

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    You should be ashamed!!!! Cutting firewood will do your body a lot of good. If you really need to feel differently, then just put on you bathing suit or some flashy flowery shirts, wear some sandals and fire up that saw. You can do all this while staying at home and just think of the money you will save.
  25. MasterMech

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    Scrounge for driftwood!
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