Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bits and Bites

I acquired My Sweetie's tools....many of them....most of which I haven't a clue what to do with. I do know that some of them weigh a ton. and may need a small forklift in order to move them around...kidding! Now I am okay with some tools, usually the manual kind, but the electric rechargeable scares me a bit (did you get the word pun there?!?).

The first part of this fear dealt with the fact that the drill only had one drill bit. Of course, the screws that I had needed different bits. Unable to find the rest of them, I bought a neat set of 'things'....since there is no instruction manual (and I am really into instruction manuals, since that is what I create for a living) I was at a loss as to what these pieces all do. The guy in the store rattled off the purpose of each (he is smaaaaart...like most men when it comes to tools and such), but once I arrived home, I sat on the couch and stared at the box...unable to even open it.

So, I did my evening routine, and after dinner, I started to tinker with the drill and the 'bits'. Not so bad. This goes here. That goes there. This attaches to that. Simple right? Well, yes, pretty much. I have a piece of wood that is now my test piece, and I am not doing too badly.

So I have a couple of projects which will require me to use The Drill. No sweat ;)

p.s. - I also plan to visit Home D when they have their courses For Ladies Only....

5 comments:

Jeni said...

So, you create instruction manuals, huh? Next time I have a problem reading on of those type things, I might call on you to translate it from the technical language they often use into plain English. Think that might work?
I am lousy at reading those things and trying to figure out what the heck they are saying a lot of the time.

latt├ęgirl said...

Someone gave me a cordless drill set two Christmases ago and I have yet to use it, in spite of various jobs for which it would be very useful. You are braver than I. At least you've tried yours.

Grumpy said...

don't get rid of any of them. you never know.

jeweledrabbit/Maureen said...

I have a cordless drill, and I know exactly how to use it. :p

masgblog said...

Jeni - I left you a reply..:)
Latte - me brave drill user
Grumpy - no worries there...I am still a packrat at heart
Jeweled - we are both brave dill users...yah!