Monday, February 23, 2009

Who Knew???

In the absence of willing neighbors or a parade of flannel-shirt guys that know their way around a tool belt, I went out and bought a drill. Well, y'know, because I needed to drill something. Not five minutes home from the hardware store I made an amazing discovery.

For some very odd reason drills do not come with drill bits. Huh??? Does that make one bit of sense? Is a drill good for anything without drill bits? Would an electric mixer come without the metal beaters? No way. Women of the kitchen would not accept such a thing. Why men of the toolshed have been accepting such a thing is beyond me.

Back to the hardware store we go.
We (in the royal sense of Home Improvement Princesses and Duchesses everywhere) purchase a set of drill bits. The little box has a bunch of different sizes. Surely something will work.


But how.

And where do these little guys work into the grand scheme of drilling things??

Hmmm. What is wrong with this picture......

I'm not sure I got it right but my friends and family will be amazed to know that I really did drill something without A) losing a finger, B) starting a fire and C) piercing another hole in my ear. I did it. I drilled a couple of holes which allowed me to hang a light fixture....which you'll never see so I wouldn't even have to tell you, but I hangs kind of crooked.

Nevertheless, hang it does and nicely lights my kitchen counter from beneath the cupboards. (Picture it. Me lying on the counter with my head under the cupboard, power drill over my head making little holes in pieces of wood. I will admit to you, it is a miracle of the highest order that I did not lose an eye.)

And we celebrate!!!


Turtles In Alaska said...

First off AMEN! And why the heck dont they make pink drills? Second I think those things were made just to confuse people. But I was in the same boat last month and got it to work too! You deserved that celebration!

Stacey said...

I think I've actually seen a pink power drill somewhere... I will have to keep my eye open. Personally, I like tools and stuff, and love to do my own stuff around the house. I think I got that from my Dad, the king of all DIY people! Congrats on figuring it out!!

You know, I was thinking back to when you first commented on my blog. I think you are the prime mover for jostling me out of my doldrums and sadness. Seriously. That deserves a HUGE thank you! You have been such a light in the darkness. I'm grateful!

God bless! :-) Stacey

Anonymous said...

Bettter than I could do. I can't fix anything and I don't have many tools.

MMMMM Wiinne