They make it too easy...
As some people know, I am chest deep in building an addition onto my house. Its a big addition so I got a lot of cedar shingles to put on and a whole lot of tongue and groove v-match pine to put up. For the latter, its 28 square of shingles, and 1200 square feet of v-match so I conclude I will need a air compressor, staple gun and finish nailer instead of doing the work with a hammer and nails.
Well there is two things I really don't like, shopping and new tools. I know as a woodworker that sounds odd but I would rather rebuild a 100 year old tool than to get something new that is junk before it even has a fingerprint on it. As I said, I am odd in that regard, but I digress...
So I drop Momma and the Baby off at Baby Depot and head into Home Depot. The tool section is way down along the front of the store so I start walking that way. At the end of the isles they have specials so the first one has an air compressor. Nothing fancy, just a small pancake compressor kit by Porter Cable, perfect for what I need but with only one gun...a brad nailer. That's no good so I continue towards the tools.
The next isle has more of the same, but this time it has two guns...a brad nailer and a finish nailer. Close but I need a staple gun for those cedar shingles, so I start towards the tools again.
Third time is the charm. This time they have an air compressor kit, and three guns...the brad nailer, the finish nailer and the staple gun. So I leave it behind for the moment, grab some staples, pick up the compressor kit and am back in Baby Depot in 10 minutes. This shocks the Mrs. because for the next hour she goes back and forth trying to figure out what she is going to buy the baby for clothes.
As I said this shopping stuff is way to easy...well apparently for tools
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"