so, I was over at arboristsite trying to rustle up some free wood- when I ran into someone from around here. I felt a little embarassed, a little dirty- like I got caught cheating. That other person will remain nameless for the sake of their reputation (forum infidelity could really tarnish one's reputation especially if you were a moderator or something like that). anyway, got talking a bit about my shyness regarding asking people for wood in their yards. I feel like everyone is either going to use it or give it to their father-in-law or something. Like the nameless hearthnet member said: "I feel like I am asking to borrow money." So, I am wondering has anyone developed serious scrounging (or numchuck) skills? Have you acquired any sense of scrounging etiquetee? Any REALLY bad experiences? With the nice weather I am just drooling over downed trees in people's yards.