Did that get your attention? :D Ok, what do y'all think about this: I saw this sign at the wood stove store. Basically if you have to buy wood at $300 a cord (which we may have to do) it is about TWICE as expensive as gas And that doesn't even take into account stacking, hauling, moving firewood!! If I don't buy pre-split and seasoned wood I may be able to get free rounds dropped off at the house, but I'll still have to rent a splitter, split, haul, etc. etc. etc. If I only burn 1-2 cords a year is it worth it? I always just expected wood would always be cheaper than heating with gas!! My frugal foundation has been rocked to the CORE! Should I abandon all my excitement for getting an NC-13 (which I thought would save me money) and just get a pretty free standing gas stove? I bow before the hearth brothers and ask for your wisdom and guidance!