Began cutting again...Just went out and split about 1/4 cord of wood, mostly ash and elm. Outside temp is around 20, so I came in when my toes got cold. Remembered to leave the slippers in front of the stove. Now a brew, some toasty slippers , the stove is cooking down the coals to prepare for the nights load I just hope every day is 14 hours of this when I retire. Nice to see the wood pile growth exceeding the burn rate. There's now about 3.5 cords for next year, and I've got about another 20 standing I need to start hacking at seriously now if it's going to be burnable for next season. Last month the wife says. "Hey, look at the oil bill! Hardly burned any oil at all. If you put that baseboard heat in the basement room and office we'll be back to burning oil...How much will it cost you to put in the baseboard?" Answer...Around 300 - 500 bucks. (Zone valve, pipe, radiators etc...) Oh, think we should put another stove in the basement? (The basement room is a 22x17 finished room, with a 8x11 office (not finished yet, but insulated). Hmm...I'm thinking Morso 1410 or 2110, VC Aspen, Intreped or maybe an Osburn 1600. Chimney layout will be a PITA though.