Now don't get mad!! You wouldn't respect me unless I pointed out the following.
Here is the math you asked for so you could double check your cord estimating technique:
- volume of 1 cord of wood stacked = 8' w x 4' dp x 4" high = 128 cu ft.
- volume of 2 cords stacked = 128 cu ft x 2 = 256 cu ft
- volume of my pre-existing 2009 remnant firewood pile: 2' high x 8' long x 2' deep = 32 cu ft
- volume of 2010 stack (see photo, previous email) after 2 cords wood delivered and stacked over pre-existing pile = 10.5' w. x 4' dp x 6' h. = 252 cu ft
- actual volume of the 2 "cords" you delivered = 252 - 32 = 220 cu ft
- missing volume of wood purchased from best friend (you) = 36 cu ft = 8' x 2' dp x 2' high
I can come get it if it makes it easier? Or you can never talk to me again, your choice. But I would miss that:)
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 7:59 PM, (best friend) wrote:
I hope that your asshole is not as tight as you had to stack that wood (I looked) to "prove" the math. We can form the missing portion in suppository form (on a lathe) if that would be to your liking.
Me to my friend:
Very nice (and funny) reply. Glad you're still my friend after me being such an asshole. I think its a version of what you say: no one wants to spend $200 on a cord of firewood when the same could go toward food or fashion, so we cling to the commonly accepted definition of "a cord" to reduce the pain, always suspecting we haven't actually received a cord (since they know we'll never check--or have the guts to call them on it). A cord, goes the thinking, is still supposed to be a cord, thank God...unlike a 2x4. Of course a cord is also supposed to be 4' deep when stacked, begging the logical question: "should the 18" logs you left be 24" long so that, stacked in two parallel rows, they create a 4' deep stack, or is the 12" of air between two rows of 18" logs also meant to be overlooked by naive consumers?"
Anyway, many thanks for your honest and auspicious reply, and my condolences for your voluntary involvement in a thankless retail operation where performance is so easy to measure. Yer bud.