After reading, reading, and more reading, I broke down and ordered a bandsaw from BusyBee (BAND SAW 14IN. DELUXE CRAFTEX CX SERIES CSA) . With it being so close to Christmas, I’m feeling a wee bit guilty having spent that much money on myself, and as a result I haven’t broke the news to hubby quite yet. He’s a wise man, and will probably say nothing about it anyhow, but it’s the LOOK I sometimes get. The ‘what did she buy now?’ look.
Truth be told, we’d likely be in the poor house if it weren’t for my husband. I’m a bit too far on the ‘you can’t take it with you’ side and he’s a bit too far on the ‘stuff it under the mattress side’. With some sighing on both sides of the argument, we manage to meet in the middle.
So tonight, I’m settled in with Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Bandsaws. I’m not sure when the saw will be delivered, but I’m really looking forward to assembling it and putting it to work.
Growing up, we never went without, but there were no extras. As a young adult on my own, I struggled financially for several years before starting a career. In other words, I’ve never felt entitled to the life I now have, nor have I ever forgotten how lucky I am and how hard my husband and I worked to get here.
So for Christmas, the house will be full of family, food and laughter. And on top of that, MAMA’S GETTIN’ A NEW TOOL!!
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.