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Title: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: MasterBlaster on December 01, 2015, 03:34:34 PM
Folks,

Tom is in need of firewood to offset heating costs but cannot afford to purchase any right now.
He is also not physically well enough to load/split/stack it.

If anyone out there can help please PM me.

Thanks

/Al
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: papabearjew on December 01, 2015, 04:25:32 PM
I understand Tom is back in the hospital. Please send my best wishes. Don't have any firewood though
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Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on December 01, 2015, 05:30:21 PM
I felled two small apple trees in my back yard and was looking for someone to take it.   I have no way to haul it, but if someone can pick it up and take it to him he is more than welcome to it.
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Post by: schwarcw on December 01, 2015, 10:15:51 PM
I am willing to chip in on a cord delivered or whatever??  Who wants to join with me?  Send me your interest via PM or call me.  I'll even through in some of Jim Pittsburgh's and Pepe's top shelf vinyl for your participation! >:D   O0   :(|)

Carl
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Post by: MacGeek on December 01, 2015, 10:25:00 PM
Carl-let me know what you need
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: papabearjew on December 01, 2015, 11:28:21 PM
I truly wish I could help but I'm pretty messed up be chemo. The only thing I could offer is I have a full size SUV with towing package. I can pull a trailer if a anyone has access to one. Sorry I can't be of more help
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Post by: Jim Pittsburgh on December 02, 2015, 10:05:07 AM
 I'll even through in some of Jim Pittsburgh's and Pepe's top shelf vinyl for your participation! >:D   O0   :(|)

Carl, very generous of you lol

I'm in for a share of the cost. Call or PM me....  also interested in getting some meals or something catered for him and his mom... any ideas for someone in that area to contact? Also, don't know what his diet is limited too.

Jim
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: MasterBlaster on December 02, 2015, 12:39:29 PM
Great ideas folks, thanks for all the offers. I'm on board to split the purchase of a cord.

I don't want to get into details about his condition, but he is in very poor health right now. He's been in and out of the hospital and the treatment itself is very debilitating.


It might be good to arrange a meeting or conference call to brainstorm on other ways to help our dear friend.
I'll chat with a couple of you irl and see what we can pull together.


/Al

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Post by: scorpio333 on December 02, 2015, 01:23:15 PM
I've got a pickup truck and hitch, no trailer. I'm in single parent mode until next Friday, wife is in Baton Rouge. Timing gets tricky with having to be here and there, but if I can help with the truck, let me know.
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: MacGeek on December 02, 2015, 06:26:31 PM
I can meet at the Shop to help unload/stack, whatever and settle up.  All of course depending on the date/time.  If timing doesn't work, I can send someone a check.
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Post by: schwarcw on December 02, 2015, 08:30:48 PM
Pepe's RCA "shaded dogs" are going fast.

I know there are more of you that can spare a few bucks.  If you can Paypal me via "friends and family", send me a PM.  I have already received some commitments from our Vintage community.  Let's get behind the axe!!

Carl
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Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on December 02, 2015, 09:52:24 PM
Not the Shaded Dogs.   They are irreplaceable.   I seem to recall seeing some current new vinyl at your place that would be easily repurchased.   Didn't we listen to some Beck?   
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: schwarcw on December 02, 2015, 10:08:27 PM
I truly wish I could help but I'm pretty messed up be chemo. The only thing I could offer is I have a full size SUV with towing package. I can pull a trailer if a anyone has access to one. Sorry I can't be of more help

PBJ you may have some parts that aren't working well.  But your heart is bigger than that SUV. 

Stay strong my friend!
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: MasterBlaster on December 03, 2015, 05:25:34 PM
Tom Huffman has offered a cord that he has at his house in cranberry.
I need a few folks to help load/unload and stack it. I'm planning for Sunday morning.
Please chime in if you can help out.
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: schwarcw on December 03, 2015, 05:32:10 PM
I can come over Sunday afternoon?
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: papabearjew on December 03, 2015, 06:13:19 PM
I truly wish I could help but I'm pretty messed up be chemo. The only thing I could offer is I have a full size SUV with towing package. I can pull a trailer if a anyone has access to one. Sorry I can't be of more help

PBJ you may have some parts that aren't working well.  But your heart is bigger than that SUV. 

Stay strong my friend!


Thanks Carl
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Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on December 03, 2015, 07:28:04 PM
Sunday mornings are never good for me.   Sorry.
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Post by: OldiesButGoodies on December 03, 2015, 07:56:34 PM
Pepe's RCA "shaded dogs" are going fast.

I know there are more of you that can spare a few bucks.  If you can Paypal me via "friends and family", send me a PM.  I have already received some commitments from our Vintage community.  Let's get behind the axe!!

Carl

Thanks for organizing this Carl!   Donation sent.
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: gdv on December 03, 2015, 09:08:26 PM
I can also help Sunday afternoon, but NOT Sunday morning...

George
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: MacGeek on December 04, 2015, 06:19:14 AM
I have a major plumbing issue and am not yet sure when I'll have time
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: MasterBlaster on December 04, 2015, 10:22:35 AM
Seems like Sunday afternoon is more preferable. I plan to have the truck at Huffman's house around 11 AM.
We can start loading around 12 noon. PM me if you need his address or want to exchange contact info.

I'll update this thread when we leave for the shop to unload and stack.
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: scorpio333 on December 04, 2015, 01:48:07 PM
I plan to be at STaL's at noon tomorrow to load up his wood and then take it over. Guessing we'd be there sometime before 2 and can help out with whatever needs done when we get there.
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on December 04, 2015, 02:39:00 PM
I have to be back home by 3 or I turn into a pumpkin.   We are doing Saturday and they are doing Sunday, if I am reading correctly.
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: MasterBlaster on December 04, 2015, 02:44:20 PM
Mark, how old is the wood you are bringing?
Hardwoods require 1-2 years to be suitable for burning. 
We may need to set it aside depending on its age.
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: scorpio333 on December 04, 2015, 02:46:13 PM
Doh, didn't see the different days. Don't think it'll be a problem getting you back by 3.
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Post by: BrianT on December 04, 2015, 05:48:48 PM
Carl

I will throw in $25.00 usd
Can you please send me your paypal address to:

brian_turner@      rogers      .    com

Chow Brian
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on December 04, 2015, 06:15:20 PM
Mark, how old is the wood you are bringing?
Hardwoods require 1-2 years to be suitable for burning. 
We may need to set it aside depending on its age.

I didn't know that.   They were just cut down at the end of summer.   Should we not bring it?
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: MasterBlaster on December 04, 2015, 07:25:25 PM
I'm sure he'll appreciate it, just may not be usable this year.
Also, please make sure they are cut and split to the appropriate size ~14" long 5-6" diameter.
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on December 04, 2015, 09:07:21 PM
I'll let it dry out here over the winter and get it to him when it is more useful to him and more convenient for me.   No sense in rushing over to give him something he can't use.   

Thanks scorpio for your willingness to help.   We can do this on a weekend where you don't have the kids and I don't have an xmas party.
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: MasterBlaster on December 05, 2015, 10:22:13 PM
Slight change of plans.. The truck is already filled with wood and will be at the shop first. Everyone is to meet at the shop at 11AM
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: MasterBlaster on December 07, 2015, 10:02:15 PM
Operation Cordwood was completed successfully!
Thanks to Carl (schwarcw) and George (gdv) for offering a hand, as well as those who made a donation. 

Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on December 07, 2015, 10:57:53 PM
I wish I could have been there.
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: schwarcw on December 08, 2015, 07:13:20 PM
Operation Cordwood was completed successfully!
Thanks to Carl (schwarcw) and George (gdv) for offering a hand, as well as those who made a donation.

Thanks for organizing Al!  And a big thanks to the many contributed with $ or with heart.  I sat with Tom for a bit with Al and our "wood" team.  I said wood  O0 Tom wanted everyone to know how grateful he is to all of you for your help.  Let's pray for some continued healing for Tom so he can get on his feet.
Title: Re: Tom needs Firewood - please help!
Post by: OldiesButGoodies on December 08, 2015, 08:00:03 PM
<slow clap>

well done!
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