You do notÂ talk about renovation… Wait, that’s not it… It’s this, and you had better write this down (there may be a quiz later)… Do not pack the tools in the back of some POD that you don’t know when or if you will ever see again. I think that bears repeating… DO NOT PACK THE TOOLS!
Why does that even need to be mentioned? It should be self evident, should it not? Well believe me, when you are in the throws of a move, logic does not play a heavy role in your packing decisions. What is this? Who cares… throw it in a box. That is why my salvation, aka local hardware store, and I are on such good terms. Where is the hammer? I don’t know. Better go buy a hammer. Where are the Phillips head screwdrivers… you get the idea. When the PODS do finally get fully unpacked, lo and behold,Â we now have multiples of all the standard household tools, but you know my old adage… save them for the kids to have some day.
Sidebar: Is it likely that the kids even want half of what we have squirreled away in the attic? I find that to be highly unlikely. I think it is just a way to salve our guilty consciences toward past generations. See Grandma… I have saved this precious thingamabob from your day and age, and even though I have no earthly use for it, I am saving said item to be enjoyed by countless future generations.
Here is a parade of tools old and new, that I,Â my children, and my children’s children, will be using and enjoying for years to come…
The tools came marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah…
Tools that continue to be missing in action even though the PODS are long gone include: the power drill and the chainsaw… things whose absence irk me for two reasons, 1) because I am a little tired of having two of everything that we can’t find the first time, and 2) I need them to complete certain projects that I am in the middle of… and I don’t like leaving projects in the middle, because I find them very hard to return to.
Now where did I put that hammer???