I have been the heart attack route already, primarily due to the stress of working 42 years for the MAN that thought the only thing important was the bottom line and getting everything done right now. That plus trying to keep up with the JONES"s.Have a good day old wolf. Don't heart-attack yourself out chopping wood.
The CREATOR gave me a new lease on a stress free "simple" life. And now through the Grace of GOD and the power of a hydraulic wood splitter and more exercise; I think I am in better condition than ever before. So me worry? When it is the Will of the CREATOR that I go join my deceased wife, I WILL be ready.
You are right about our Grandpappys and the crosscut saws and the sledge and wedge (all those tools now decorate the cottage). THe work of sawing and loading the logs into the splitter and stacking the wood is ample exercise and still not all that easy. I just can accomplish more with the new-fangled tools and not have to spend every day getting wood like our ancestors did. Break is over, back to it. Have a good day.