...pondering the dismantlement of the 80-foot hickory tree that's down in our driveway ...
...What on earth are you going to do with the monster hammer drill? Break apart the better part of a cliff face?
Wow, that was a LONG time to exist on generator! Congrats on your success on that!
On the hickory tree: I've posted ads on craigslist, under their "free" section, my ad aimed at artisans and woodworkers - you'd be surprised what responses you may get from these types, looking for material to work with... and these types have tools... and trailers... (Plus, if you're going to lose a beautiful hardwood tree, it's great to try to give that gorgeous wood a second life as some beautiful artistic object - this was my thinking when a walnut tree of ours died a few years ago.)
Yeah, um. The drill. Well, when I started to drill the sink deck hole with the old drill, it had been gradually dying, having been rode hard and put away wet many years and through the construction of our house and all the Geeky projects thereof afterwards in succeeding years. It was time. But I didn't choose the drill, it just showed up attached to the other Geek's hand, after a trip to the BORG. I actually asked this same question - why do we need THIS MUCH drill? The answer: "Well, you just never know what we may want to do, in the future..." (I will admit here that I personally do use the hammer feature on not a rare occasion... of course this is a household that thinks nothing of punching a few more tapcon holes onto the cinderblock for x, y, or z project.)
So later last night I announced I foresee a new CORDLESS drill in our stable, since now I can't just grab the corded drill and plunk a few holes with it - now the corded drill is a major undertaking. The cordLESS drill is just about to go, too. We use our tools a lot around here.
So what did the other Geek say?
OK, so when we bought the faucet at BORG, there was a sign on the shelf that said BORG does faucet installations, starting at $169.... (...and surely it would have been an extra charge for the soap dispenser install, and again for the HOLE for the soap dispenser install... not that we would ever hire these things done...)
Yeah, you guessed it. "The drill was paid for by what we saved on the install..."
Geek logic, gotta love it!
Here's a few shots of the Geekery taken just now, I did put the batteries in the camera, this morning! See all those wires?? WE did them, not an electician. We did. One. By. One.
Oh, and see the soap dispenser? A very nice CAST BRASS, CHROMED unit by Koehler - not
a chromo-plastic fake. It was $20 more to get one that is METAL, over plastic, and I thought that was well worth it, considering I'm drilling a HOLE into my sink deck for the thing... When my geeky hands are dirty and I slam down on the thing to get me some soap, I won't be worrying about breaking it.