I know that most things one might read this time of year regard resolutions. This, thankfully, is not that.
Santa Claus (my wife) was good to me this year. I asked for a new miter saw. I got it. I asked for a new air nailer. I got it. Nothing could have made me happier than filling those tool gaps. If someone were to ask me if I am able to do a task around the home, I can, or I at least have a tool for it. Here lies the problem.
Now, I have to perform. Before, if there was a small gap between boards or something wasn’t firmly attached, I had an excuse. Obviously, I didn’t have the correct tools for the job. The instances in which this excuse is valid are dwindling. If a project didn’t turn out as I planned, it now points to one source, me.
What this ultimately means is that my performance on a project must now match the capabilities of the tools I have.
In summary, either I need to get more skilled or some tools are going to need to break.