Friday, May 22, 2009

I am a wood slut

Ok…so if you haven’t guessed yet…I have a slight problem. You see, we are a family that loves the outdoors and we tend to camp a lot and we also take advantage of the great weather here in Southern California and sit out by our fire pit several nights a week.

The problem is that I have gotten to that place where I refuse to buy that stupid freakin ‘balsa’ fire wood that the local grocery stores sell for $6.00 per bundle of 5 logs. I am also unwilling to spend $50 per load of wood from the local firewood yard.

My thing is that I drive around town and stop at lumber yards and construction sites, ask them for any of their scrap wood. It works perfectly for camping and our fire pit…and it is free. I can load up the back of the car and have a week’s worth of wood with only a little bit of cutting with my saw.

I’m sure that this does not sound so bad right now, but it has gotten bad…I could be compared to a drug addict, on a quest for my next fix. I have been known to slam on the breaks, with a car full of people, throw the car in reverse…just to check out a new construction site. Driving down the street, I crane my neck as I pass by lucrative site, to see if there is any junk wood. When I start getting low on wood, I make a point of dedicating a 2 hour window of my day to troll the streets for my pot of gold.

Given the above…Mariah and the kids have all begun calling me; “Wood Slut”, “Wood Whore”, “Scrap Addict”, “Scrap Junkie” and other derogatory names. At first I did not mind, but ….an I sick? Do I need help? Is there a 12-step support group for this?

Well…I gotta run. It is Friday and I need wood for the weekend!

6 Comments:

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Soon I aim to come by and sit by this fire pit of yours. Now I know what I can bring.

ChocDrop said...

Well I am addicted to "WOOD" too....lol
Damn, a 12-step program. I am not a quitter.....lmao

Swirl Girl said...

how much wood could a woodslut chuck if a woodslut could chuck wood?

Mariah said...

Get yourself some help! Seriously, you have almost killed us all by leaning out of the car window drooling over the wood at construction sites.

TentCamper said...

SOME HELP?! Baby...I am just trying to do my duty in keeping you warm and ..."with fire." nobody almost died...I may have scared a few folks, but no nead death experiences.

Sandi said...

hmmm well, I think I'd love to sit by a fire too. So I can't say that I blame you for hunting down the wood. lol It WOULD be easier to buy it...but who wants to spend the cash? I wouldn't. I say go for it. We all have our addictions. lol :)

 

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