Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Splitting wood

Dad's up from Florida for a visit. The guy just turned 75 but he feels he has to keep busy. Soon after he got here, he bought some materials to repair a few problems in my bathroom. We finished that up in short order.

I've got about 5 cords of saw, unsplit firewood lying around. Dad had the clever idea to rent a woodsplitter and take care of it.

I told him, "Dad, we don't spend money when we don't have to."

Later that day I met up with a friend of mine who owns a woodsplitter. He delivered it to my house. It's a huge monster of a machine. 10 hp engine and can split pieces of wood 4 feet long.

Thank God we didn't rent one. Dad would have gotten the idea that we'd have to split the whole pile in a day. Can't pay for 2 days rent. Now we can chip away at it a little at a time.

The old guy's gonna run me into the ground. This is what he does for fun.



  1. I have a friend who is just as hyper. There is no way to calm them down except to give them a project.