Well, I am watching the temps in the states all get to the burn season point...and I am jealous. I am currently with the military deployed to Afghanistan for a year long deployment. Been here since spring, and will remain until the spring 2011. Before I left, I was able to get about 12 cords c/s/s. Mixed woods, oak and poplar mostly for the wife. I tried to get two years put up (we burned close to 7-8 cords the year before I left) since I will not be back till spring, and scrounging will be a full court press to get a second year up. That will only give me a year and a half drying before the 2013 season...not what I would like but being away is the nature of my job. Plus, I stack in an area in the shade, so my drying times are slow. Oak is at least three years. Hopefully before I leave in the Spring I will have come luck posting on CL looking for a tree service to dump in the driveway. That way, when I get home I can get some quickly c/s/s so I don't end up with wet wood the following year. Wife would kill me to have someone dump now since it would just be a mess in the driveway for her and with two little ones, and a full time job...her days are full enough. No complaints, I love my work, but definitely miss being with the family...and my wood and fire addiction! We have internet here...and I am on the site each day. I am even so hooked I look at my local CL ads to see the scrounges I am missing! I tell you, its a disease. So when you guys (and gals) get the blues, just remember you are probably within hours of your stove, wood and of course family. And when I get the blues...I look at all the little Afghan kids over here, and remember just how lucky I am and how lucky my kids are...being born in the states (or any developed county) gives you a life that many in the world will never see. I count my blessings over here with each waking day. Remember to do the same, with your family...hopefully in front of a roaring fire!