Hello all. We finally took the leap and will have a Lennox C210 insert installed this Friday. We live in Sacramento, so the burn season is just about over for us already (it will be 70* all week this week), which is why we purchased now ... lots of good deals out there locally. My question is on what wood to buy. There are plenty of retailers here locally, with a good variety of wood available -- as the Sacramento Valley is home to plenty of oak, eucaplytus, cherry, peach, almond, and hickory. I know that we want to buy at least 1 cord, and are willing to spend a decent amount of money for our first load of wood. I am seriously considering a local guy who sells *seasoned* almond, split and cut to 18" ... delivered for $350 - $400. Expensive, yes ... but I want good wood for next October to properly break-in the stove and then have a good burn season. What is the maximum mositure content I should be looking for to burn this October? If I measure 30%, will it get down to 20% by then? Will Oak or Cherry or Peach season faster than Almond? I know eucalyptus takes longer because of the oils in the wood. My wood will be stacked properly, and in Sacramento, we see very low humidity in Spring, Summer, and Autumn ... with very little rain (a few years ago, we went from 15 April until Thanksgiving without rain) ... and summers can be very hot, with temperatures ranging from 90*-105*. After this next season, we know we won't have an issue, as we will be able to allow future wood purchases to season for 2 years. It's this first load that we are unsure of. Any assistance or advice is greatly appreciated.