i was asked by my landlord to tidy up my wood piles as my upstairs neighbor was complaining. i kept all the wood off to the the side of the backyard (even under a bunch of widowmakers from last fall!) but that wasn't enough. as of now, almost all of the wood is stacked on the edge of both of my neighbor's yards, both of whom don't mind. at worst, i let my last pile sit -- again, on the very edge of the lawn, under a death trap -- for a few weeks when i was racking up 60+ hours/wk at work. i guess that was enough. i was really pissed at first, but now am just semi-pissed. literally, the backyard is where my kid plays, i stack wood, and the neighbor's dog drops big bombs. that's it, that's all. i have, in three years here, never seen her use the backyard for anything other than the dog's toilet and now??? c'mon so now all my wood gathering is on hold since i have nowhere to process it. big-picture-wise, even though i have my landlord's blessing, i am holding off on the stove itself. even bigger-picture-wise, i'm soooo ready to buy my own house/property and put the wood right in the middle of my own damn yard. we're close but not quite there yet. this must be a message to go on hiatus until better things line up.