However, I have been reliably (?) informed that the 28th wedding anniversary is the year of hydraulics. In the form of a log-splitter, delivered on the correct day, this morning, at 10AM. My old-fashioned, manual, log-splitter will be partially retired, along with his wedges and maul, and the gas-powered hydraulic one will do most of the woodpile work this year.
What did I get? A fleece-lined hoodie to keep me warm while I stack or split wood.