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Re: Firewood Processing

I cut on my trailer too. Wasn't sure if there was a better way (apparently not, or at least not without a loader or hoist, LOL)...

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Heard a loud "CR-WHACK" and a "WHUMP" that shook the ground last night about 2 am..
Winds had been gusting over 60 mph most of the night here,and I knew it was a big tree falling--just prayed it wasn't in my yard!..

When I got up this morning,I looked out all the windows on the 4 sides of the house,and saw this in my neighbors yard about 50 feet away..

It was a huge pine tree about 18" thick and 50+ feet tall,it snapped like a toothpick,wasn't rotted at all,it was a healthy tree!..good thing it fell towards the back yard,that shed next to it just had its roof replaced 2 weeks ago,for a hefty sum,it would have smashed it flat,and destroyed his fairly new John Deere riding mower and a lot of other yard equipment!..

A few homes had huge trees slice them almost in half last night in other towns in MA..

My roof got the front facing side re-shingled today--the winds were still gusting over 40 mph in the morning,and the tarp they hung to catch the torn off shingles and tar paper,ended up flapping and most of the debris went into orbit,and landed everywhere in my yard,and my next door neighbors!..

They had to hold off picking all the mess up until later in the afternoon after the winds died down..they did a great job,a lot more thorough than I figured,they picked up just about every scrap of it..did a great job on the roof too,I may think I'm pulling into the wrong driveway now!..
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Congrats on the getting the roof repairs done, I know that's been a concern for you for the past few years. Glad you found a company with great service. Sadly, that's becoming more and more rare these days.

Had a lot of trouble sleeping last night due to all that wind. Fortunately, no damage here. Lots of folks lost power all around us, though.

The kids were extremely lucky, the rain held off until after 8:00, didn't really impact Trick-or-Treating!

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post #2959 of 2990 Old 11-04-2019, 10:06 PM
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Well, I had a nice plan for this past weekend, was going to head over to the MIL's place to retrieve another batch from the rest of the wood they'd had cut in the spring.

Alas, I slipped on some wet leaves on the ramp to my shed and really screwed up my right knee. My left foot slipped, the right foot didn't, and as I went down, my lower right leg extended out sideways, and my knee let out a loud popping noise. It holds weight, but doesn't like turning.

Anyway, as you may remember, my MIL had three huge trees dropped in April. I was able to get one picked up in late May. Between my saw being in the shop for a month after that, and summer heat and humidity, and then a critical EEE warning, the other two trees worth of wood are still there.

There were two or three pieces left in the side yard (street level), apparently someone poached them. The rest, minus a few smaller pieces that my BIL brought over to my place over the summer, is still waiting for me to slice and dice and get home.

Pic 1 is Tree 1, Pic 2 is what pieces I'd left of Tree 1 (now gone). Pic 3 is Tree 2, pretty easy to get. Pic 4 is Tree 3, which was dropped down a hill and is going to need some winching and luck to retrieve.

BTW, the saga begins at around Post 2629, on this page:

https://www.mytractorforum.com/106-c...ssing-176.html

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Mike, Take care of that leg.

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Thanks Don. Advil is helping. Trying to stay off it, but not baby it.

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Well, I had a nice plan for this past weekend, was going to head over to the MIL's place to retrieve another batch from the rest of the wood they'd had cut in the spring.

Alas, I slipped on some wet leaves on the ramp to my shed and really screwed up my right knee. My left foot slipped, the right foot didn't, and as I went down, my lower right leg extended out sideways, and my knee let out a loud popping noise. It holds weight, but doesn't like turning.

Anyway, as you may remember, my MIL had three huge trees dropped in April. I was able to get one picked up in late May. Between my saw being in the shop for a month after that, and summer heat and humidity, and then a critical EEE warning, the other two trees worth of wood are still there.

There were two or three pieces left in the side yard (street level), apparently someone poached them. The rest, minus a few smaller pieces that my BIL brought over to my place over the summer, is still waiting for me to slice and dice and get home.

Pic 1 is Tree 1, Pic 2 is what pieces I'd left of Tree 1 (now gone). Pic 3 is Tree 2, pretty easy to get. Pic 4 is Tree 3, which was dropped down a hill and is going to need some winching and luck to retrieve.

BTW, the saga begins at around Post 2629, on this page:

https://www.mytractorforum.com/106-c...ssing-176.html

Mike
I did the same thing in snow on a flat roof 15 years ago with my left knee. But mine swelled up to the size of a cantaloupe the next day and I couldn't put weight on it. Turns out I tore the meniscus. 2 weeks later I was in surgery. Took a year to get my movement back to 100% had to have it drained 3 times........... THEN I stood up at work 11 months ago and my right knee popped. I didn't think anything of it until I got home and it started swelling like the left one did years before. Yep you guessed it I was back in the operating room Jan 1st and I need to go get it drained for the 3rd time.

Just keep an eye on it and I hope you heal up without any problems.

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YIKES!!!!!

I think I got (very) lucky. No visible sign of injury at all.

As for the pain, double doses of Advil have been very helpful yesterday and today. Nothing really worked on Saturday or Sunday, not even a bunch of beer. Probably should have tried rum...

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YIKES!!!!!

I think I got (very) lucky. No visible sign of injury at all.

As for the pain, double doses of Advil have been very helpful yesterday and today. Nothing really worked on Saturday or Sunday, not even a bunch of beer. Probably should have tried rum...

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Been trying Captain Morgan for 3 years it doesn't work either.

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Try Heaven Hill.

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Try Heaven Hill.
I haven't tried that yet but I have all the others. They all give me heartburn accept Captain and Sailor Jerry.

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I like Don Q and Goslings. Mount Gay and Captain Morgan are OK. Bacardi is my all-time standby.

But, I'm not about to let my knee injury turn me into an alcoholic. I always talk about drinking, but rarely do.

The beer last weekend just made me tired.

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Heaven Hill is a bourbon.

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Discussing booze in a firewood processing thread just sounds wrong...

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Discussing booze in a firewood processing thread just sounds wrong...
Could be used as a fire starter in an emergency.

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