It’s heading that way here too! Though we’ve never really used coal here and briquettes (dry coal compressed) for many years, the heaters now can’t be made to burn overnight. All my wood is stacked and air dried for over 12 months and I check it with a moisture meter before bringing it in. 18 months drying gives and even better burn and is very hot! I don’t know what bought firewood costs in other places but it’s exorbitant here and I imagine putting it in a kiln for further drying would just about kill it as a heating source, which is the intention of course. We have a combustion heater and an open fire in the house so rely on our own fuel for main heating. That reminds me that I ned to get on my bike and do some more splitting. I returned to the mess of wood in the top area yesterday and cut up pretty much all of the remaining of the 2 piles. There are a couple of bits buried under the cut stuff that I’ll push out and cut up when I've picked up the rest of it. I wore a ski mask and filtered respirator this time but quickly lost the ski mask as it was totally fogged up and full of perspiration. Up early and off to Melbourne this morning for Mothers day. Gael wants to spend time with family and it should be fun. We are seeing our GD and GDD tomorrow before coming home. Because of Covid we haven’t seen them for over a year and are excited about seeing little Pyper and expect she will have changed a lot in that time.