I think THAT is how many times we handled each piece of wood, over and over, and over and over. First ya cut the tree down, throw all that wood in the loader bucket. Drive that up from the woods and dump it in a pile, go back and get more wood cut, throw it in the bucket, etc, etc.
Then after you have a HUGE pile of wood, you handle it again to put it onto the log splitter. And if any of that wood falls off the splitter, which it will and does...something about gravity, then you pick it up and toss it into another pile that you started of split wood.
THEN, after many days of doing this, you load each piece into the loader bucket. You can't just hoss it in there; no, it has to be a certain way to make unloading it more efficient. So, you get your nice rows of split wood all stacked in the loader bucket, and take it all around to the wood shed.
Once you are at the wood shed, (by the way, our wood shed is made out of chain link fence with a nice metal roof over it), you once again handle every piece of that wood and neatly stack it in the wood shed. You keep making these trips back from the split wood with nicely stacked wood to the wood shed where you unload it and neatly stack it again. Doesn't it sound like a hoot??
WELL I CAN TELL YOU THAT YESTERDAY ABOUT 3:00 P.M. I WAS DOING MY DANCE OF JOY!!! That is a combination between the Running Man and the Funky Chicken. WE ARE DONE!! And I was able to put clean clothes on this morning! I told Dan I was not changing my work clothing until I KNEW we were done with that damn wood.
Ahhhh...clean clothing feels so good. Now you should see the pile of laundry I've got waiting!
Now, we get to start on the bathhouse and putting it all back together!
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