November 29th, 2011

Let's Split


On Sunday, the conditions were finally all right for doing some of the outside chores. Specifically, we needed to cut some of the firewood down to size. The truckload of stop-gap cottonwood we initially bought included some pieces that were too long for the fireplace. For safety reasons, Lisa doesn't like operating the chainsaw by herself, so she had to wait for me to be here to get it done. She got out the electric chainsaw and ear protection (unfortunately, her sister in Mehama ended up commandeering her really nice ear protectors, so Lisa is using the backup set and I had to rely upon earplugs) and I held pieces of wood while she cut them down to size.

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After cutting the cottonwood down to size, I helped Lisa move the rest of the two cords of wood from the front yard to the pile in the "dog run" storage area. Lisa moved nearly all of the wood herself after it was delivered a couple of weeks ago, but there was a small pile left in the yard and we made short work of it.