Good for you RLB. I never miss a chance to brag about my score a few years ago now! All credit due to the enthusiasm I got from this forum.
Still not worried about my supply. when I first found Nepacrossroads, the same great advice came to me as anybody gets now. I put an ad in Craigs for 'coal wanted'. The next day a maintenance guy from an exclusive all girl's school contacted me. They wanted to clear out a basement that had coal in it. It was one of the original schoolhouses on the big campus that had a lot of modern buildings on it too. The guy provided me with four other grunts and we hauled it all out two spackle buckets at a time! I think that was about 9 truckloads and a half-hour one way trip. It was bizarre seeing all the highschool girls walk by in between classes as us grubby guys loaded my truck, but not at all unpleasant
I knew almost nothing about anthracite at the time, but learned fast here.
Then I bragged about my score to an electrician friend on a job. He told me he had a customer that "had a little coal" in his basement. I got the guy's # and went over to look. The guy was an older attorney, in a magnificent 1800's country house. He took me in the basement and there was at least nine tons sitting in the coal bin! I had to bite my knuckles! He wanted it cleared out. They were extremely congenial and told me to show up whenever I wanted. I had to get my nephew, his buddy; and ended up making a lot of trips and it extended into the winter. I could load my pickup in one hour, two spackle buckets at a time. I had to make some fast coal bins to take it all, still have to consolidate the horde into the one shed. I should be doing that now!