I am 34 yrs old., newly engaged, new homeowner. I don't necessarily mind all the work I am doing around the house (good exercise!), but I do notice things changing with my free time. I tend to do more home improvement or (lately) splitting/cutting/stacking/savaging wood as opposed to backpacking, camping, working on cars, hobbies of the past, etc. So two questions... 1) How much time a week/month/year do you spend on splitting/cutting/stacking/savaging wood? It's not inconsequential to me thus far. The $ I've invested is not the problem (thus far chainsaw & safety equip., though no wood stove insert yet), but I wonder if folks on this forum who have been doing it for some time feel like they are missing out on other things....When I purchase an insert and have it installed, man is it going to hurt the piggy bank. If a lot of folks thought they were missing out (I see folks in much colder climates collecting a TON more wood that I ~think~ I'll need each year. That's gotta take some time!) I might just turn up the thermostat and pay more bills. Haha. 2) How late in age do you reasonably think (barring major accident or health conditions) your body can go? (Do you notice peers "retiring" around a certain age?) And then what? Buy wood from someone else, knowing you saved a ton of $ all these years processing it yourself already? Turn up the oil/natural gas? Just curious as I stare at my open masonry fireplace and read forum threads on CAT stoves. Cheers!