I have been a member of this board for almost 2 years now and am currently starting my second year of wood burning in my ODW. I have learned a ton of information from felling, splitting, burning, stacking, sharpening and numerous other things wood related. I say that because I found out the beginning of this week that I blew my left knee out and am scheduled to have scope surgery this coming Monday. Will be laid up for at least 2 to 3 weeks after. So after being told in a bunch of posts time and again to get yourself cut ahead so mainly to have good seasoned wood when you need it. I would also like to add to this statement that should you get laid up it is a very good feeling to not have to worry about this chore and to be able to set back and enjoy the heat. Another benefit is money that would have went to the gas man can now be diverted to medical bills which in some small way takes the sting off a little. Now I won't lie and say that it does not bug me a little that this is prime cutting weather in Iowa and I am missing it. With over 2 years of wood stacked and ready to go, and the lions share of the 2 year old seasoned wood stacked right where I want it covered and close to the ODW, thinking I am in pretty good shape. So here is a pat on the back to all of the board members showing the way to us newbies, and that actually some of you know what you are talking about. Sorry if this got a bit windy but I now have a lot of time on my hands.