On the plus side there are now some amazing wood splitting axes on the market. Technology in the axe world is really advanced compared to when I had to cut wood back in the '80s.I never had to cut wood till I was in my thirties. My mother got in a fight with the gas company over a bill and told them where they could stick it. They, of course shut her gas off. So, next thing I know a pot belly wood heater was installed in the middle of her living room by one of her friends. I spent a lot of my days off at her house cutting wood for that heater and stacking it on her porch.
Then the neighbors get PO’ed because “some kind person” dumped a dump truck load of wood in her driveway and they complained to the city inspectors. The least they could have done was cut it up before they dumped it. So now, I have to work out an agreement with the city and spend my days off from the FD cutting more wood to keep them from giving her a fine. I know full well that if an inspector starts writing a ticket for that wood I know what she’s going to do.
This goes on till I went through a divorce and lost that house to my ex. My mother told her where to put that too. After that, I moved her in with me and we had a lot less problems with her getting along with the city and I didn’t have to cut wood.
That is cool.