Mandolinrain

Keeping track of your TOOLS

Blog Post created by Mandolinrain on Jul 17, 2018

Today I was hanging a simple shelf out in the garage over my small workspace. You know, one of those rubbermaid, minute maid , whatever the heck you call it. I needed a drill with the right size drill bit, A hammer a Tape measure and a level.

I have, in my studio, an area where I keep all of these items. Of course today..NONE of them were there. WHY???? Because my love of 38 years borrowed them and put them into HIS tool area when he was finished. I know this because MINE are PINK!!! HIS space for tools is a mishmash. I found screwdrivers in the wrench and wrench with nails and nails with drill bits....in so many places. UN-FREAKIN-BELIEVABLE! The man knows no organizing skills when it comes to carpentry. HOWEVER. EVERY SINGLE CONCRETE TOOL...EXACTLY in its place. Who KNEW???? UGH!!!

 

Are you kidding me??? Hours later I finished hanging the dumb shelf. Hours because finding MY tools in HIS disorganized toolbox took FOREVER!!! Not to mention that when I measured and remeasured the ceiling was not level nor was the floor in the garage. Double Crap. Measure twice cut once…yeah right….

 

Long story short: Don’t share YOUR tools with ANYONE. Keep them where YOU will ALWAYS have access to them.

So we are specking now, after a influx of upsetting words when he reappeared this evening. HA! He won’t dare mess with MY tools again. Hs toolbox has no rhyme or reason to anyone but HIM….just as MY toolbox has no rhyme or reason to anyone except me ( who, by the way , is OCD ) poor guy, no wonder.

 

Same with YOUR QUT TOOL BOX. Don;t allow anyone else to touch your QUIT TOOLS. ALWAYS KNOW WHERE THEY ARE. USE THEM, BE GOOD TO THEM, MAINTAIN THEM, KEEP THEM OILED, AND DUSTED,

A few years ago…I would have smoked over this frustrated afternoon, but instead, I played some great country music, and just kept saying to me-self:

 

“Self…..this is a beautiful day, we will make this work, we can do it and get ‘er done, aint nothin happening we gotta smoke over “

 

Bottom line:
Know where your tools are
Know how to use them 

If you do not know how...or where they are…ask for help
There ya go

 

PS: This was just a bump. We are to strong to allow this to disrupt our marriage, in case your wondering. A pea n a pod, a pod and a pea.....dont take stuff so seriously ...Except our quits!

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