We've had several examples lately, and especially one by our friend Steve the fire chief. What happens when a man suffers an injury or sickness and he can't cut wood? If you are 3 years ahead like I usually suggest, then if you get hurt or sick you'll still have wood to burn. Well, today my wife and I were cutting some wood. This is the second day she has helped and I really enjoy it when we work together. So here I am trimming a tree and she is loading the trailer with wood I've already cut to length. Suddenly it felt like someone struck me in the back with something very hard and sharp. Oh no! This crap all over again.... So, I sit the saw down and sit my body down but it is severe. So, I start digging for the pain medicine which I almost always carry out of necessity. Then I sat on the atv for a while and then tried to get back to work. Nope. Nothing doing there. So had to quit for the day. Question now is will it be better tomorrow or is my wood cutting done for the winter. Naturally I am hoping for the best but won't know for another day or so. All I know is that right now even after taking another dose of the pain medicine I still hurt like crazy. So please good people, get ahead on your wood supply just in case. It may never happen to many and I sincerely wish it would happen to nobody but it can happen as we've seen this year. In our case, if I can not cut any more wood this year it will cause us no problems at all in our fuel as we have plenty split and stacked. We will have good wood to burn. Not everyone has this type of insurance but I wish they did and that is why I will continue to preach about getting your wood well ahead of the time you need it. Okay, rant done.