Respecting Power Tools

Apparently, I needed a lesson in how to properly respect power tools (this according to the father of my children, who I don’t always get along with).  Hmmmm.
Now I do not like power tools. I prefer the hard work of doing it the old fashioned way (hammer, screwdriver, saw). However, I like how sometimes you can get stuff done faster with the power tool.
For almost thirty-two years I have done quite well without actually using a power tool (cause I can usually get someone else to do it)…. This year though I ended up having to use a sawzall? (I can never keep them straight). 
I needed wood cut and ‘hubby’ (yeah we’re married too but that is a whole nother complicated story) couldn’t be bothered to cut my wood (I’m using pallets as kindling) because his chainsaw was dull or he was busy, or tired, or, or, or… Get it?
He ended up ‘loaning’ (I’ve had it like three weeks now) to cut up the wood. My arm is killing me from the vibrations but I’ve been keeping my house and children warm.
Today he tells me that he has a skilsaw? He will give me to use. So instead of a long tool with a blade at the end which vibrates the blade fast (I’ve grown comfortable with but still leery of)  I’m to use a round blade thing which gives anyone a bigger chance of injuring themselves (and I’m talking normal people not clumsy, accident-prone me). Uh I don’t Think so.
Yeah then he tells me that it will be easier (though more dangerous) and he had to wait til I learned how to properly respect the power tool before I could use it.
Hmmf. I respect the darn things enough NOT to use them all these years. (eye-roll). Give me some credit. I have gone thirty-two years without an injury from a power tool I think I’ll keep adding to my record, thank you very much.
Lesson learned…… Long before you felt the need to ‘teach’ me.
Yeah I know all men aren’t like that. It just doesn’t work the same if I use a different word (like his name, he isn’t the only one in the world with his name).
I don’t get why other people feel the need to ‘teach’ people things they already know. It’s like explaining to an adult that sticking your finger in an electric socket causes pain…. Most learned that as a child.
I don’t fear power tools, I have a healthy respect and keep my distance, like normal people and a bull. :-).


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