November 1st, 2019

Fernley House

You Can Get the Wood, You Know

Renner Equipment Company of Yerrington is stocking the North Idaho Energy Logs that we can't get from Big R anymore, and even at about $370/pallet (roughly half again what we were paying Big R when they were selling them; I take it the vendor has upped the price considerably), it's still less expensive than buying cord-wood. In this case, as they were transporting some of the logs to their Fallon store, they agreed to bring them to our house (it's only about two blocks out of their way to do so), and the owner of Northern Nevada Cabinets down the street agreed to bring his forklift over to unload the pallets. When we got the call that the wood was on its way this morning, Lisa went over and told the cabinet guy. As it happens, the delivery truck showed up just about the time Lisa was at the cabinet place. As happens a lot here (because the street signs don't have the directions on them), the delivery driver turned the wrong way, but Lisa got her sorted out.

Unloading would have been quick, but the cabinetry forklift ran out of propane, so they had to take the bottle away and get it refilled, which added extra time. However, eventually we had two pallets of firewood on the driveway.

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Although a pallet of these logs is much smaller than a cord of wood, it actually contains the equivalent heat of between 1.5 and 2 cords of dry split firewood because the logs are so dense and burn so well, generating little ash and smoke.

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Lisa started unloading logs today while I worked at the Day Jobbe. I offered to help, but she said she'd rather do it, and I am not going to tell her no.