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Monday, March 24, 2008

Weekend Joy; A New power Tool

Well, it is really a replacement...my power sander exploded last fall while sanding a butcher block island. It was actually more of a meltdown. So L and I went to Home Depot for spring project supplies; i.e light fixtures for the deck, and a new screen door. He bought me a new sander (which we needed for the door project) that is a few notches better then the one I used to use. The screen door project is one I have been wanting to do for the last year. I love screen doors and porches. Unfortunately I don't have a porch on my little house; my deck is the closest thing I have and I can't do anything about that. But a screen door, well it doesn't really fit the house, but I really wanted one anyway. My bedroom has a door that opens out onto the back deck so it was a perfect place. I love the sound a screen door makes when it slaps shut. There is just something nostalgic about the sound of the spring as it opens followed by the slap of wood when it shuts. Hopefully the weather well allow a few weeks of cool nights before the wicked summer heat starts. With a ceiling fan and screen door, at least I will take a bite out of the air conditioning bill.


Anonymous said...

I have a small one of these guys. The new power tool that I haven't even had a chance to try yet is a circular saw.

pat said...

I use the circular saw only when i have to...most things i can do with a jigsaw...i am not a big fan of saws...I have a funky looking ring finger that tangled with a hedge timmer once. I am just lucky its still with me, although slightly wierd looking!