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Now the neighbors will really wonder!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by swagler85, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    I have locust, mulberry, and pine bucked and stacked back there waiting to be split. Each was about a pickup load. They've been waiting to get split due to the 6+ cord oak I fell into. So tonight It gets dark and I can still see thanks to the snow. So fired up the splitter and lantern and had at it! Split all the locust and a lil pine. Stopped at around 9:30 after running the gas empty, wife thinks I've gone off the deep end :) ImageUploadedByTapatalk1356662143.695969.jpg pic 1 pine
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1356662158.313555.jpg pic 2 locust

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  2. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    Heck with what the neighbors and wife think, 9:30 is fair game around here, have at it Sean!
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  3. Shmudda

    Shmudda Burning Hunk

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    A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do! Tell her it's better than sitting in a sleezy bar!

    Craig
  4. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    your a sick man Swagler :confused:
  5. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Lol she told me if I was that addicted to anything else she would kick me out :)
  6. ScotO

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    You're not alone, Swagler. I ran the snowmobile around the farm this evening and found some HUGE blowdowns in the woods on the one ridge, one tree probably has at least 3 cord maybe 4 in it. It's a big red oak. There's probably 5 or 6 big white oaks that blew over too......and I considered (for a good while) taking the saw up there in the dark and cutting one of those white oaks up.......

    But that little voice in the back of my head (that sounds EXACTLY LIKE MY WIFE) said DON'T YOU DO IT.........

    so I didn't....:(
  7. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    Smart thinking Scotty, splitting in the back yard and cutting alone up on the ridge are obviously two different things. Let me grab some beers and my big lights and I'll head up with you::-).
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  8. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Hold on I'm comin too!
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  9. aussiedog3

    aussiedog3 Feeling the Heat

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    Great night to spend working outside.
    Have done it many times.
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  10. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    This actually makes me feel better. At least I'm not alone with this sickness.
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  11. PapaDave

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    Just keep reminding the wife that the warm house is the result of you going off the deep end.:cool:

    "But that little voice in the back of my head (that sounds EXACTLY LIKE MY WIFE) said DON'T YOU DO IT........."
    My little voice sounds just like MY wife. Funny how that works.
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  12. bogydave

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    Good job
    Also tested the emergency light ;)
    Nothing wrong with splitting by lantern at all.
    Job well done!
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  13. Gasifier

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    Hey Sean, the deep end can be a cool place to hang out. I talk to my self there all the time. I also talk to my two mutleys(dogs), and my boiler there. Sometimes my tractor. But don' tell anyone. K ;)

    Yesterday after doing some shoveling, and being tired of doing that, I went to the detached garage and opened the door and was happy to see the tractor/loader/backhoe. I started to sing to her in a low voice. "Hello darlin, nice to see ya. It's been a long time......"

    Now you guys that are going to travel from Ohio over to Scotty's house in Penn. to help him cut up a tree at night time. You have a problem.
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  14. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    I often work outside at night using this:

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    and am sure the neighbors think I am nuts. But I work all day and it is dark by 1630 here so I have to do what I have to do.
    I actually had a neighbor come up top me just yesterday to tell me not to worry, if his back was any better he'd be doing it too.
    That made me happy.
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  15. Gasifier

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    Those are a nice idea chazcarr. I am often out of time about 5 months of the year because it gets dark early. I may have to try a set of those. Hmmmm.
  16. ohlongarm

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    I for one love splitting at night have 2 sodium spotlights that turn night into day,the only way to have it if you want to keep all your limbs attached.
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  17. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    That is always a good thing.
  18. muncybob

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    Night splitting is common for me too, but no electric available at the stacks area so I wait for decent moonlight.
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  19. Thistle

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    I'll help ya out,brothers.Just as soon as I can scrape up enough spare cash for gas money...>>
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    I tell ya I have thought about splitting at night a couple times when the wife was giving me the guilt about leaving her alone with the kids all day on my days off...........
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  21. ScotO

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    Been there, done that, MANY TIMES....;)

    I can tell ya, I LOATHE having piles and piles of rounds in the yard. I guess that's my slight OCD kicking in......

    And when I get in one of those 'moods' where I'm sick of them, I go at it, evening after evening after evening, light or dark, til it's split and stacked......And she just looks out the back window at me shaking her head....:)
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  22. Pallet Pete

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    Shoot when the moon is out and the sky is clear I will split till 1am or later usually till I am pooped out ! The neighbors look outside like what is wrong with this guy. :rolleyes: Then they say nice wood stacks during the day and I say it keeps us warm. When we lost power a few months ago we where warm and all those neighbors who thought we where nuts came over to get warm. ;lol The last time I was out like that my neighbor came over with his ax and went to town with me. ;lol Now there are two nuts in the tree !

    Dont worry it just means your normal and they are weird ! :p
    Pete
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  23. Jacktheknife

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    I'm sure the full moon helped.
  24. suprz

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    Heck, splitting wood AND getting to play with my lanterns?!...(i collect coleman lanterns...another hobby) ..sounds like paradise to me. I think the only way to make it better is if it was snowing at the same time
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  25. etiger2007

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    You know your a wood burner if! You know you have to be sick to be on this site, this just proves it. The neighbors will be in BTU envy.
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