I am still getting over this cold. I continue to feel a bit better each day, but I am still coughing really bad at night which means I’m exhausted during the day. My cold has moved into my chest a bit, as I have developed a “productive cough” (hopefully not too much TMI).
That being said, I was planning to go for a run after work today. But plans change. When I got home, Barry was in the process of starting to move the wood from a smaller shed to a larger building that we have. We are emptying out the shed so that we can use it for something else.
|The smaller shed that we are emptying out|
This process involved slinging the wood into the back of Barry’s truck, which he had backed up to the shed. Once the truck bed was full he would drive his truck around to the other building, where we would unload the wood onto the stacks of wood we already have in that building.
This created a nice little unplanned cross training day for me. It’s quite a workout on your arms and back, and my heart rate stayed elevated most of the time that we were loading/unloading. Not to mention the temperature was in the high 80’s today. That small shed may not look like a lot of wood, but let me tell you there’s a lot in there. We got through four or five truck loads and we still have another two rows of wood to go.
And in case you are wondering why we have so much wood, it’s because we use a wood stove to heat our house in the winter.
It cuts our electric bill in half. We had to go a month and a half without our wood stove when we had an issue with the chimney and our electric bill literally doubled when we were relying on the heat pump to heat the house. It’s just not the same kind of heat, either.
Do you ever have “unplanned cross training days”?
What do you rely on to heat your house? Any wood stove or fire place users?
Ever moved or stacked wood (or split it)?
I promise you it’s quite a workout!