The Importance of a Good Drill

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About the only thing I know how to do with a tool is lose it. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I’ve also been known to break them too. Have you ever broken a pair of vice grips? Trust me. It takes talent of a very inept variety and I have it in droves.

My husband is gifted in many things, but he will be the first to tell you he’s not super handy when it comes to house-fixing-stuff. When we lived in Colorado we always joked that the best tool in our tool box was our friend Derek’s phone number.

Gosh, we miss Derek.

We used to have a drill. It was a drill-for-weenies I think because it wasn’t a very good drill. Still, it was a drill and we have no idea what happened to it. I’m pretty sure nobody borrowed it from us because pretty much everyone we know has a decent drill, so why would they borrow our weenie one?

All that to say this: I want this drill.

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And when I say I want this drill, I don’t mean I want to actually use it myself. I am pretty useless with a drill. I recently made myself some new curtains for our school room and needed to hang the rod. I thought I’d save my husband the hassle, so I tried installing it myself.

Oopsie. Big mistake. I ended up borrowing our neighbor’s decent drill and… stripped out the screw I was trying to get into the wall. The only way to get said screw back out was by using some vice grips which I…had broken two weeks before.

You see where this is going? Downhill and fast.

I ended up having to go buy a new pair of vice grips so my husband could then take care of my mess before completing the hassle of hanging the rod. With our neighbor’s awesome drill.

I want this awesome drill so that my husband can hang more stuff for me without so much of the hassle. That’s all. And at $133.85 with free prime shipping right now at Amazon, that seems like a pretty decent deal for a pretty decent drill.

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Written by Megan

Wife, Mama, Freelance Writer, Occasional Crafter, Hybrid Homeschooler, Mary Poppins Wannabe. Megan made a home for herself online in 2003 at the Half-Pint House. Half-Pint House Handouts began in 2011 as a hub for reviews and giveaways. More information about Megan is available here.

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