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True cost of heating with wood (joke)

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by s219, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Blazer

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    I remember the original, a buddy of mine had a yellowed copy he kept under the glass top of his desk in his office for many years. I'm sure there was a CB radio listed !!!!! How can you not see the humor in this? Its so true, sometimes the more money you try to save, the more you spend. Lets face it- most of us enjoy cutting wood in the great outdoors or we would just buy the stuff.
     
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    I always laugh for a couple minutes at these threads ... then turn the computer off and figure up how much I've got tied up in my "free" heat.

    I could pay my NG bill for 10 years if I sold my harvesting equipment..:cry:
     
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    A bit late to the conversation, but attached is a scanned copy from the early 1980s.
     

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    All the dollar amounts seem low, to me. Especially the $25,000.
     
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    It may have been around for a few years when I got it (1982), but the prices aren't unrealistic for 35-40 years ago.

    I'm not sure I see the $25k you are talking about?
     
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    Divorce settlement from the original post.
     
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    I have heated with wood on and off for thirty five years. I have always loved the folks that have thrown out the term free heat. I have always had pastures that needed cleaned up so we always have wood around. Making free firewood isn't cheap.
     
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    Still beats going to the gym and associated fees in my book. And of course the less than happy look from the propane guy.
     
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    I've seen a couple versions of it, mosst of them include the cost of a truck and replacement of the rear window. Why would it cause a divorce? Spending on that money is why. Good fights over that subject.
     
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    I attribute the sundry costs of firwooding to avoiding a gymn membership to keep in the shape I am in (round is a shape by-the-way)
     
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    I love when people say to me, “Oh, you get all that free firewood.”
     
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    Heck in my house I think cutting wood/burning wood has prevented a divorce. I often hear "why don't you go cut wood or something" from my wife. Seems to help when I come back a few hours later she has calmed down remarkably well.
     
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    For me hiding out at what we call the other place cutting firewood is not a bad thing. I also have a shop I hide out in but it is on the home place farm sometimes too close to the wife. The farm we cut firewood on is in the next county 15 miles away she doesn't come over there to check up on me.
     
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    Number 17 is cheap. I spent about 1500 one year.
    The list is hilarious. Had a good chuckle.

    Sent from my SM-G950W using Tapatalk
     
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    If you enjoy cutting and splitting, it’s like a hobby that gives you heat. And it’s not the most expensive one I’ve been into. I love heating with wood. But my vertebrae are getting pissed about it.
     
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    heck there isn't any part of me that doesn't complain about something, well maybe not my ears -no wife.:drinkingcoffee:
     
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    I really don't burn to save money.....wood heat is simply superior.

    If I lived in the city then maybe not.
     
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    SAme here. I 'wood' as a hobby and as a way to stay active. I retired and decided sitting on my backside was a quick trip to a dirt nap. I have enough wood in the stacks to last longer than I'll be around (84 now) and I'm still adding to it. Cut enough every year to sell 6-8 cord a year plus burn 6 or 7. I'm burning more than that this year somehow - more than I have ever burned before.
     
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    At 84, I certainly admire your ambition.....keep it up.
     
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    When speaking of values of wood heat it is the intangibles that cannot be assigned a dollar value. We have been heating with wood for 38+ years. Wood stove was major requirement from wife,"when the power goes out I want something that will the house warm!" Added benefit, one cold rainy Christmas eve the mother and father in law came for a Christmas visit from Florida. MIL walks in house, goes over to stove, turns around, lifts up dress and backs up to stove to get warm with out so much as a howdy!. Cost to me - nothing, value priceless! W. Jones
     
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