My wish list is growing. By leaps and bounds! Or, perhaps more accurately, by volts and amps! I’m developing a great love of power tools – not to mention a great love of using them.
|My 3" circular saw. It's not just cute;|
Rolling around in my head are plans for several things: a bed frame, a writing desk, a TV stand, shelves and – most important! – a work bench! But I need more tools. My little collection consists of three hammers (not sure how that happened), a cordless drill, a 3” circular saw (bloody marvel, it is, too!), a palm sander and a smattering of pliers, screw drivers, ratchets and wrenches and sundry other bits and pieces. I also have a level and a couple of tape measures. And I adore all of them.
I’m not terribly proficient with them. Or maybe I am exactly that: “terribly” proficient. The joke around my house is that our construction company would be called Good Enough Contracting! (My daughter’s etymology at work.) Still I manage somehow to make things that function as they are intended – at least passably. And it’s fun.
Some months ago, my daughter convinced me to join Pinterest. At first I thought it was a complete waste of time. Now I’m somewhat addicted to it, pinning things like tools to my Tool Time Wish List whenever I come across some funky gizmo that I might employ creatively for the enhancement and embellishment of Alegria. Whenever I find a tool that I want/need, I add it to Pinterest.
|The fence by |
Good Enough Construction!
I cannot enter the hardware store without taking a stroll down the tool aisle and making note of the cool implements of construction that are on display. I shop for tools the same way I shop for cars: by colour! That pretty red circular saw would look great in my collection! (Might even come in handy, too.)
Price is a secondary factor and when I find something that I might like, I check Amazon.ca to see if it’s available there. Amazon has amazing prices and free shipping. So far, most of the tools that I want are Pinned from Amazon.
As my collection grows, so do the imaginary projects that they can be applied to. I’m now just trying to figure out how I can make all the things I have in mind, knit all the things I want to knit, make my sand candles, write and take that herbology course I’ve been wanting to take. Pretty sure that I won’t be able to do it all. Sigh…
But, I can dream. I can pick away at things. There’s no rush for any of it.