INFLATION how's it hitting you?

Raj

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Things are really slow up here, I'm giving quotes for trees and milling and not getting anything. People are going with the much more expensive guys, because they offer financing through those high interest rate loan companies. They used to bill customers for the tree removal and stump grinding separately, so I was able to come in and at least get the stump, but now they are charging both together and leaving the stump for months. Motor shop is dead, as is the live edge and milling. Last government we had insulated Canada from the world's economic problems but they were worse than nazis, so we are told.........
 

Grnjp

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Things are really slow up here, I'm giving quotes for trees and milling and not getting anything. People are going with the much more expensive guys, because they offer financing through those high interest rate loan companies. They used to bill customers for the tree removal and stump grinding separately, so I was able to come in and at least get the stump, but now they are charging both together and leaving the stump for months. Motor shop is dead, as is the live edge and milling. Last government we had insulated Canada from the world's economic problems but they were worse than nazis, so we are told.........
You can get some of that loan stuff. There are companies that shill that shit to the business owner. Or take credit cards.
 

treesmith

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Biden says inflation is 8.something….uh-huh. Eggs have gone up 240%. Gas/diesel up 100%. I’ve been encouraging my son-in-law to buy a new safe for his shop since he frequently has multiple firearms shipped to him to work on. I called yesterday to get a price on one like my new one. Two years ago it was $5888. Today, that same safe costs $9300. Yep. 8.5%…..in his dementia-ridden dreams…
 

gf beranek

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The guy I rent from gave me a rotten old-growth Bishop pine today. Oh, boy. Oh, boy I'm so happy now.

Butt log about 30 inches dbh by 30 feet long. The rind is sound and about 4 to 6 inches thick and is clear vertical grain fat-wood. Splits like a deck of cards.

There's years worth of kindling in that rotten old pine, and you can light a stick directly with a match. A single stick, half inch square, will burn like a candle for 20-30 minutes. Sooty like a rubber tire.

Though you wouldn't want to burn too much at a time in a wood stove. Because it will soot up a flue in just a matter of hours and cause a chimney fire so ferocious, if the instalation wasn't spec you'd burn the house down for sure. Bunker oil.

For discriminant use only

I'm cutting and splitting the fat-wood into bolts, and setting it aside for years worth of easy kindling in the coming years.
 
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