Memorial Day Weekend Extras

The rain, aside from slowing down construction also slowed down the workers. I felt like I could barely get going in the mornings. I slept in 2 out of 3 days. It took half the day to fully wake up.

However, not only was I able to use the worm drive saw for the first time, I also used the impact drill.


That thing is pretty fun.  First of all, that silver ring by the bit, if you pull that back, the bit shoots out. Reminiscent of the pizza shooter from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Action Figures of yesteryear.   Mix that with some self-tapping screws and you have yourself a party.

I used it to install a couple of L brackets for the few pieces of framing I could cut.



Then I used the Dremmel Saw Max to cut off the tip of this screw. There were a lot of sparks. Some of them may have hit me in the face. Bacon grease hurts more.

To kick the gloomy day into high gear, I used my new french press:


I’m still deciding if I like the coffee I bought.  I can’t remember they flavor. Maybe it was the founder’s blend.  It’s good. I just don’t know if I love it.  The coffee is actually local to where I grew up, but I found it about two hours away.

I really like the bag designs though.

You can see my list of tools, here. Although I may have added a few smaller ticket items.

I really need a whole post bragging about the Ryobi tool set I bought. It is far and away worth every penny. It is the work horse and the battery lasts forever.     I wish I needed a second set.  Granted, I still have awhile to see if it will hold up for a long time, but I really feel like I’ve gotten my money’s worth already. If it lasts the whole remodel, everything after that will be a complete bonus.  The Dremmel is nothing to sneeze at either, but it will do the heavy lifting when we start building drawers and need miter cuts.

About Elisha

Elisha Dasenbrock is an award winning, international watercolor artist. She paints with a limited palette on claybord. Dasenbrock graduated from the American Academy of Art in 2009 and has been painting professionally ever since.