Yesterday I went up to the property I have access to fir firewood to cut on a giant oak that I started cutting last month. The tree was over 4' at the base and fell over an access road. I brought out about 5 cords before a logger came in with a log crane to bring the main trunk down. The owner of the property is going to sent the trunk to the mill. We went and got what he didn't want. I had a friend with me that is in hard times. He wanted some dry wood to burn right away. I cut up a downed madrone that was about 1/2 a truckload. Like a fool I went down a hillside to choke a big branch of an oak tree that has been down a while. I went down there two more times to round out the truckload. I had a cord on my trailer and 3/4 cord in the truck. My friend Ted brought out a cord in his rig. We bring a 18 year old with us that is from a broken home. Its good for him to hang with guys. He brought a load out in his truck (6' bed). I forgot my camera so I don't have pictures. I know you guys say if there are no pictures it didn't happen. I have proof it happened. When I went down the hillside to choke the oak branch I didn't think about natural hazards that could be down there. We have had a winter in Santa Cruz that better resembled spring so I wasn't thinking that the poison oak has dropped its leaves. I woke up this morning and my arms were tingling. My wife says it looks like someone punched me in both eyes. I sweat a lot and wipe my forehead with my hand. The oil must have washed down. My forearms feel tight and are bright red. I'm getting the chills on and off too. Last time that happened I had a poison oak blood infection. Usually poison oak oak comes in 2 days after exposure. THis time its going to be bad. My wife doesn't feel sorry for me. I know you guys understand.