William's Blog...with a smile!


OK, time to get back to work.

December was a bit slow, but that was ok.

I had a chance to do some heavy marketing during that time.

Also, I cut a lot of firewood.

When home, we heat strictly with wood.

I always have at least a 2 year supply drying out.

So when things slowed down to just a few clients, I super charged my chain saw and got to work.

Some people wonder why I bother.

For one, I can keep the heat as warm as I like

Two, the saving are incredible.  When propane got to record highs last year, it would have cost us over $10,000 to heat the house and my shop.

This year we will still save $3500.

Plus...the exercises is not as boring as working in the gym.


This is one of 3 piles I have to split...by hand.  Wedge and splitting maul.

There is apx 15 cord.  A cord of wood is 4 foot by 4 foot by 8 foot.

Another plus is I lost 5 pounds!

Comment balloon 14 commentsWilliam Feela • January 06 2016 05:04PM


On an average year I will burn 20-25 cord. 

This year it is warm and I will burn about 15.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 5 years ago

It is hard to explain why it is fun but once you start it is hard to stop as evidenced by all your wood. Enjoy tossing another log on the fire.

Posted by David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation, Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential (Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC ) about 5 years ago

Sounds like you were working.... now it's time to play. Have fun with your real estate and your wood cutting.

Posted by Dan Pittsenbarger, Improving Conditions (Keller Williams Western Realty) about 5 years ago

There is nothing like the smell of wood burning William Feela ....I just saw where you have really cold temps for the game this weekend!

Have a great night!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 5 years ago

William Feela looks like a lot of work to be done or finished doing. Happy New Year.

Posted by Ted Glover, ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422 (Alderman Classic Realty, LLC) about 5 years ago

That is an impressive wood pile. Reminds me of growing up in Portage Michigan backing up to forest.

Posted by LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego, San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network (Compass) about 5 years ago

Kudos William,  One of my fond memories in Lake Tahoe was heading out on a Sunday morning with maul in hand.  AM radio on the porch and a day of splitting wood with football games playing on the radio.  Fond memory indeed.  I am a bit envious.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 about 5 years ago

Good morning William.  I don't mind a little hard work so long as it is not me doing it....  I can set and watch someone all day while I have another sip of my cerveasa.. LOL

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 5 years ago

Nice!  And that physical work is often a great way to prepare the mind too.  :)


Posted by Brenda Mayette, Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how! (Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.) about 5 years ago

You are the man!  I know a lot of people who burn wood and many who cut and sell, but none makes this much that fast by themselves.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 5 years ago

William, my grandparents had wood stoves and I used to watch my grandfather cut the wood and neatly stack it in dry storage.  It definitely is a work out! 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 5 years ago

That is a massive collection of wood, William!  One thing I know about burning wood is that it's radiant warmth quickly heats the body faster than any HVAC system I know!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 5 years ago

When I would gather wood for myself, it was a matter of heat 3 times: when cutting, when splitting and when burning

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 5 years ago

Not only a RENEWABLE FUEL, but a fuel that will heat you several times, as you cut it, as you haul it, as you split it, and finally to heat your home.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 5 years ago