I scored some pretty good logs of cherry from some workers across the street from my house who would rather have given it to me than lift it into the back of their truck. I carted it home and have it laying beside my house under some covering for right now. I plan on slabbing it up and piling it to dry for use in projects in a couple of years. My problem is I won't be able to get to the cutting it up portion for at least another week or so due to previous engagements. How long can I wait to cut up the wood before any adverse effects such as major warping or rot start to occur?