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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Move over Bob the Builder!

There's a new game (dame?) in town -- Sue the (con)Structor!  Yet another surprise met me at the door last week.  (All these surprises being delivered to my door is wreaking havoc on the interior of my house - the dog alarms take umbrage with anyone approaching the door!)  I was calm enough, letting the dogs out, changing into barn clothes - all the while keeping the box just inside my range of sight.  After everyone was fed, watered and locked up tight for the night, I rushed inside and opened it.

Meet Sue the (con)Structor's sidekick, Drillie:

OMG!  Yes, I am not ashamed to say that I managed to drop the hint that I would really like an 18V Makita driver/drill about a million times.  It really works, when you add a lot of sighing and draping tragically across each page of your posts regarding building.  You know, if I hadn't gone into amateur homesteading, I could have been a silent film star.  It is difficult not to put an exclamation point (!) after every mention of this amazing driver/drill (!)  It weighs only a little bit over 3 lbs.  It fits my hand like a glove.  It came with two batteries.  The charger charged the battery that was totally drained in under 15 minutes.  (!!!!!)  If it hadn't been raining the morning after I got it, I would have been out there driving home all the 4" screws that my wimpy driver/drill couldn't manage.  Poor thing, old drillie.  I have had ample opportunity over the weekend to put new Drillie to the test - it's almost scary how fast the screws go in!

Maybe I should start to wax poetic about Tattler canning lids?

(My apologies to anyone who wants to leave a comment.  Thanks to a great deal of nasty spamming, I will have to moderate comments before I post them.  Bear with me.....xoxo)

14 comments:

  1. Neat! And Handy!!
    And I like exclamation marks too!!!
    And have fun with the new drill!!!!
    And before I forget---Merry Christmas!!!!!
    :D

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  2. Would you like your post title to be, "Move IN, Bob the Builder?" Oh, so sorry. That was really lame, but I couldn't resist.

    That's one serious looking drill you now have in your possession, Lady! Your building projects should now proceed at a much faster pace. (Can you imagine how S-L-O-W putting in screws must have been BEFORE power drills? Boggles the mind!)

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  3. Sue - Thank you!!! And Merry Christmas to you, too!!!!!! heehee

    Mama Pea - Actually, yes I would. What I wouldn't give for an extra pair of hands - for ALL their uses...;o) I don't have the hand strength any more to use (gasp) a manual screw driver for more than just small jobs. Drillie has been such a help!

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  4. Wow - impressive.

    I think I have drill envy. I had to put up a mini-blind on Sunday evening. I was able to use existing holes for the two end brackets but the bracket in the middle? I started the hole with a nail and then twisted the screws in with my own brute strength (while standing on top of the newly finished dresser!!!)

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  5. Jenyfer - You still have brute strength because you are a youngster! And that "new" dresser is amazing - what a nice job you did!

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  6. You must have been a very good girl this year!

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  7. I am glad you got your Christmas wish. Merry Christmas.

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  8. What are you gonna build?? ....and I'd love to hear what you would have to say about the Tattler lids LOL!

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  9. Heidi - Isn't it?? I am trying to get used to the sheer power of it!

    Sylvia - Well, I don't know about that. I think it was more the desire to squelch my whining.

    Michelle - Merry Christmas to you, Michelle. I hope you have a very happy holiday.

    dr momi - I am going to post a picture of what I am building. Be careful of what you wish, on those Tattlers....

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  10. Oh the things that bring joy to the homestead:)

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  11. I definitely have drill envy, what a BEAUT!! Those silly 4-inch screws are almost impossible to get in without the proper power tool, I could never do them by hand.

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  12. Tim Taylor would be envious and so am I! Can I brorrow it? Only need it for a month or so!
    I love new tools and I would classify this one as a "A Great Addition" Have fun playing with it!

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