Several good things came out of this move. We have a smaller mortgage. I have a great new office. And I bought new tools.
As regular readers know, there was a time in my life when I was so broke I couldn't pay attention. That made me incredibly tight when it comes to spending money on myself. I get a $12 haircut that I think is highway robbery. I buy clothes on sale. Off season. And I drink cheap vodka. Lots of it.
But that's another story.
So I'd deprived myself of some great innovations in toolery like the cordless electric screwdriver.
No longer. I now wield a little Black and Decker scewdriver that works like a champ. I've been putting up shelves, putting together closet organizers, and hanging blinds like a madman. I've screwed more than (fill in cheap celebrity slut joke here) and have the sore back to prove it.
I also bought a level and, get this, a stud finder. For decades I've tapped on walls, trying to locate the stud. Tap, tap, tap, tunk. Ah, there it is. And NO, IT ISN'T. Goddamn. Now, I run this little plastic thing along the wall and beeeeep, there it is. Hang the canvas and go.
So, let us now praise cordless tools. Why did I deprive myself of these wonders of modern life for so long?
I think I need a chainsaw.