Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happy Housiversary!



It is the one year anniversary of owning our house today! Hooray! How the time has flown!

And, what better way to commemorate one's housiversary than to buy a power tool and fix sumpin'.

I have been staring at bare drywall and plaster for six months now and finally decided to fix those dang baseboards. A couple were destroyed in trying to remove them to prep for the floor so I finally sucked it up and bought me one of them there compound miter saws. Oh, yeah, baby. It was actually a pretty sweet deal - we got a couple gift cards for the holidays (thanks, Mom and Dad!) and used them to get the saw.

I will confess my deep, dark secret to you, though: I am a bit terrified of power saws of any kind. The only power saw with which I feel comfortable is the jigsaw - probably because it seems more isolated to one spot and it's just generally easier to maneuver. So I was a big wuss and had Thom do a couple of the cuts but woo-doggies, does it cut nice! After using the stupid miter box for the trim on the cabinets a few months ago, I totally see the wisdom, efficiency, and super awesomeness of the power miter saw. I can't wait to finish up this puppy and get the molding on!

Anyway, Happy Houseiversary!


sarah said...

Cool - congrats! I'm afraid of the bandsaw - a kid named Dave cut his finger off on one in 8th grade shop class, and blood spurted on my brand new reeboks (they were the must-have that year; I suppose that dates me).

sarah said...

OK, Ken says I was not cool to post only a story about losing a finger - I should have posted that I've been using our chop saw for years and haven't cut off anything (knock on wood). But I do say out loud "fingers!" just before I turn it on every time to remind me to check where they are.

Susie said...

Ha! I hear what you're saying, Sarah. I think what scares me the most are the unwieldy huge circular blades flying about. Okay, they're not flying about but they're still pretty intimidating.