Happy New Year to you...
That Red Oak you got was one serious tree! I would never have been able to get a log that size to my place with the equipment I have. Was good for the tree service to deliver it. They made out. I'm sure your friend paid to have it taken down and they you paid for delivery. Gotta check into that kind of business.
As nice as that looked, I probably would have taken my saw to his house if the tree service refused to deliver. Did you find any metal in it, being it was a yard tree?
Funny, I have the same problem you do. My kiln is loaded since September and I don't have anyplace to store it except outside (kind of defeats the purpose) So there it sits for now
Nice pic's you have of Jeff's work....