I’m not sure of the size of the load but it is coming on a trailer rather than the pickup and the poplar was trees cut rather than the guy’s normal firewood business so I may get a good amount of wood that he just wants to get rid of around the house plus mitigate the cost of the “tree cutters”. I have burned elm, box wood, mill ends so I doubt the poplar will be much dirtier in my chimney than some of the firewood I have burned. Once the house gets new windows and siding along with new ceiling fans to move the air around projects are completed. I suspect both my heating and cooling costs/requirements will become less expensive. I can get away with burning a hot fire in the morning and another at night as my house is well insulated and with the new windows/siding install the house will get even more energy efficient.
With a little luck I can try out the new chainsaw blades cutting up the over sized wood from last years deliveries. I doubt I’ll be able to cut logs to firewood stove lengths but I can cut small logs and split them given some time.
The “Hugger” 52 inch fan does have a low level motor hum. I’d say the noise level is about a small fan on low or a small window A/C unit. Noticeable but not a deal breaker. Ironically my cheap Hunter ceiling fan is whisper quiet. Then again the “hugger” fan has another 10 inches of blades for air circulation compared to the old Hunter fans.
Great news Turkey is now .79 cent per pound at Albertsons! I am going shopping for a 10-13 pound bird to BBQ. I’d like to get 4 birds in that range. 2 for holiday meals and 2 for next year as BBQ turkey tastes awesome. I’ll see how the freezer space works out.
A big thing is coming up about “bump stocks” and I see no reason to get one unless you want a very expensive noise maker. If you shoot rifles you want a stable platform and trigger control! A bump stock tosses out both trigger control and a stable shooting platform. Is it fun? hell yeah, but it is not good for putting bullets on targets.
Could I kill 50 people and wound 500 others in 10-20 minutes with 3 days to set up? I think I could and I was just a Signal puke in the Army. I have met and seen many great shooters that were never in the military. I assume many people in that confined area were hit by ricochets. A 10% kill to wounded ratio is now uncommon if people can’t shoot back at the shooter. A concealed handgun would not help you shooting over that range. Some times the best answer is to run and hide.