Thursday, January 03, 2008
The Wisdom of my Mother
For the past 5ish years, my mother has given away basic tool sets as wedding gifts. I always thought this was a weird wedding gift, and said so on many occasions. Two years ago, when I bought my own house, my mother gave me the same gift, a basic too set, as a house-warming present. I thought, "Really?" Anyway, it has been one of the best gifts I've ever received. I'm surprised how often I use it. It's come in handy to complete a number of tasks including: hanging shelves & pictures, fixing my vacuum cleaner (which needs repairs often), opening & closing paint lids, fixing my shower door, measuring for furniture, assembling my cheap Target and IKEA furniture (and not so cheap Pier 1 furniture), and many other uses. I should have know - Never question the wisdom of a mother.