Monday, August 27, 2007

Power Tools


How many of you ladies out there in bloggerland have your very OWN power tools? I don't want to make you jealous...but I do. I have always had access to LOTS of tools. In fact our three car garage has no cars in it because I have access to so many. But they technically belong to David. That is until last week, which is when I actually acquired my OWN. Here is the way it happened:

For some time now I have been comtemplating a home improvement project. When we built our home , we put in a TEMPORARY closet rack in my roomy walk-in closet thinking we'd do a custom closet system when we had more time. Well...it kept getting postponed, and we got more stuff to put in the closet over the years. The poor closet imploded awhile back. David has been busy with other things, so I got thinking, "Why not me?" So, one day I got brave and moved everything out of the closet. I had to remove the old rack, so I ventured out to the three car tool storage area to look for a screwdriver. I was unable to locate one the correct size and type I needed. So, after contemplating the situation, I thought, "David has a Makita cordless power drill. THAT would be a much better tool for the job!" I ventured out again and found the Makita, but was unable to locate the bit that goes in the end of the drill to make it a screwdriver. (I needed a phillips and a regular one.) David had his head under the hood of a friend's Jaguar and I hesitated to bother him, but I was getting impatient to get my job done, so I yelled, "Honey, where's your screwdriver bit for the Makita?" I discovered he doesn't EVER use the regular kind, so he doesn't have one. I told him what I thought about that, and went back in to fight with the wrong size screwdriver. I eventually got the poor old rack out after David finished with the Jaguar and came in to help. Then, I spackled and painted and spent a couple of days designing the new closet. Finally, I went out and spent a fortune on all the supplies. Meanwhile, I had borrowed Oscar's laser lever/stud finder, since ours had been stolen, and spent quite awhile looking for studs. (HA! HA!) I marked them with little red stickers, and they were not all where I wanted them to be.
The day for installation had arrived. I began by planning how to best make use of the studs, which took quite awhile, since, as I said, they were not all where they were SUPPOSED to be. As I was doing this, David walked in with MY NEW POWER TOOLS. He had been out doing errands and just happened to find a good buy on an 18 volt cordless power drill/light combo and a 6 in 1 stud finder, which finds 5 other things besides wood studs for ME! Can you imagine my delight? I finished the closet. You can come over anytime and see it. I keep my new power drill/light combo on the left side of my temple bag, and my stud finder in my sock drawer. If you live close to me you are welcome to borrow them if you ever want to install something. I have already found two other projects, but it's late and I have jury duty again tomorrow, so that's another story.

6 comments:

Katie said...

So fun! I would love my own tools someday! I do own a screwdriver and hammer, but those don't really count. You should take a picture of your closet for those of us who live too far away to see it:)

Monica said...

What a lucky woman!! Shelby always borrows my nonpower tools so he doesn't have to go to the garage to find his. A woman's got to have something to work with. Can't wait to see the closet. I'll have to stop by.

David & Amanda said...

Let's see the "befores" and "afters" of the closet...what can those tools really do???

Eliza said...

Way cool! I have often thought to myself "if I had the right tools I could take care of this project." I am very impressed that you live the words in my head.

American Mom said...

You are a handy woman! I knew there was nothing THE Cherie Bunting couldn't do. David and Oscar are quite lucky - you and Jocelyn have got it all!

Before and after photos would be fun

Marian Smith said...

Hello, that's cool!:) I'm using Milwaukee fuel, how about you? Anyway, I just want to share with you where I get my first power tool. It is from https://unitedtoolsclayton.com.au and when I get it. I found a new hobby!