Larry and his Fight Against Wood Lust

larWhile writing this entry,  I’m sitting downstairs in front of a roaring fire in our wood burning stove which feels good today considering it is November 15th and we woke up to 18 degree temperatures. Not exactly what one would expect this early in the season. But that has not deterred Larry.  For the last two weeks, he has been gathering and cutting wood. We have enough wood for the next three years;  but he just can’t control himself. The free wood is calling out to him,”Come get me. I may never come this way again. ” Yes, the power company in the Fox River Grove/Barrington area has been cutting down whole trees under the power lines. This may not happen again for another 10 years.

Now Larry not only cuts wood for himself but for the elderly neighbor across the street and people he doesn’t even know on Lincoln Avenue. He just can’t stop gathering and cutting. What should I do? Is there any therapy for WOOD LUST??

2 thoughts on “Larry and his Fight Against Wood Lust”

  1. Way to go Larry! My husband can’t resist that 4 letter word either…. The word FREE. And he has a thing for trees too… We have a whole forest on our patio of rescued seedlings that have grown to various sizes. He is a self professed tree hoarder. 🙂 won’t be suitable for firewood for a good long time though.

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