Working in the heat.

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    Well i started advertising via craigslist 3 weeks ago and ive sold just about 10 cords so far. Been splitting and loading the trailer in the brutal heat has been fun. I work as a sheetmetal tin knocker doing hvac so coming home from working in attics and working on the wood has made for some nice long days. but the hard work is finally paying off. As you can see the pile has been growing then shrinking then growing and so on. lol
     

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  2. thewoodlands

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    Just plain f---ing grizzle, getting that money after all the hard work helps. Hows the little guy doing?

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    Hopefully the sun has gone behind the trees by the time you get home from work and start splitting! :bug:

    Great work, you're "gettin' 'er done!" You must be a young man; I would've been dead months ago!
     
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    Nice work Eco. Sounds like the dumper and splitter are already paid for.
     
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    as u can see in the pic when I get home from work the sun is at its hottest point. Briefed no relief till 6 pm. So nope.nbut keeps ya strong and feeling good when u go to sleep at night.
     
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    I think a day of splitting wood outside on a hot day is better than a day of easy work inside a cool office building. Wouldn't most agree?
     
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    No arguement from me....
     
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    Yes sir
     
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    Sounds like an episode of Twilight Zone. I hate to sweat. Back when I worked outdoors, if my bank account allowed it, I would turn down Summer work and work in the Winter instead.

    These days, if I have to work in the heat, I put up a portable shade canopy.

    I take my wood delivery in Winter and buck it up right away.
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    I hate the humidity, I really do, but I do my splitting during "non-winter" seasons, but mostly summer and fall. Spring is like "tick central" where I live. The location of my work area is tough to get to after the first snow. I could shovel it all out (or make my son do it), but I have no snowblower access to the area.

    Oh yeah, and this is the key, I HATE office work.
     
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    Throw a wet kitchen towel over your head, reapply as needed if the money right! ;-)
     
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    Good work eco. I'd enjoy sitting in the shade holding a cold beer while watching you sweat like that. ;-)
     
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    That's the only time I sit but I prefer to drink the cold beer rather than hold it. It will get warm in your hand.

    As for shade, I take it with me when splitting.
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    Well, I used to, but now I spend more time holding the beer than drinking it. One beer usually suits me just fine. Actually, I'd rather have something like a coke.
     
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    Is that a mini keg on the other side?
     
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    Not a chance. I only drink beer when it's hot out. There's still snow on the ground in that pic.

    BWS, you need some of this insulated holders.

    http://www.wellpromo.com/Themes/Beverage_39.htm
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    Those are Cool....This is even better! ;-)
     

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    Wow! He bucks in a tee shirt and splits in the shade, doing both when there's snow on the ground! He's as adapted to cold as I am to heat! :)
     
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    Lligetfa...nice stock. That's some serious wood!
     
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    i really do hate the humidity as well. but what can you do, just have to deal with it i guess.]. i just smile everday closer to fall and winter. i know what its like to be outside on one those high 30 or 40 degree days with a t shirt on. hand splittiing or moving logs around makes you start to sweat with a sweatshirt on.
     
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    thats pretty sweet. i may have to think about that for next year. i think neighbors would get a kick out of that.
     
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