Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Attitude of Gratitude

Last week, I stumbled on a ksl advert that had already been posted for a few days offering free wood. Now, good wood is usually pretty expensive. Like, way out of our price range expensive. But, with winter's arrival eminent, Mr Darling and I agreed that we needed several truckloads and fast. Neither one of us knew where we wanted to take the $500 dollars from.

This ad seemed too good to be true, and the fact that it was a few days old made me think it had already been snapped up. But I called anyway. And the guy said the wood was still there. So, I raced up to Provo, not expecting much, but hoping to put a small dent in our wood requirements. And, what did I find?
More wood than we needed. A LOT more. So we took four truckloads of wood, and that, combined with another truckload we had been given by the owner of Mi Rancherito (seriously, the best Mexican restaurant in Utah Valley, you should try it!) made us very happy and very busy little bees.

So, for our bonding time on Saturday, instead of watching BYU slap down UNLV in what Mr. Darling refers to as a 'professional pillow fight', we rented a wood splitter and went to work.

Such a great invention! We chopped and split and chopped and split and now we will be able to use this:
To keep this:
Nice and warm.

So, as we head into this time of Thanksgiving, I have yet another thing to be thankful for.


AMa said...

So, maybe we won't get a wood burning stove after all. . . .

jakeandjessicafillmore said...

that is so awesome!! Geeze I wish we had a fireplace in our townhome. Those do come in handy come gas bill time I am sure.

prsd4tim2 said...

Lots of hard work, but worth it. I'm not sure they had those contraptions when your dad and I had our wood stove. I remember using a wedge and an axe...