I hate wasting money

Yesterday I gave you a sneak peak at what I’ve been working on (I’ll give you a hint, I will only use it for six or seven months).  Matt wisely suggested that I round off the edges so I asked if we had a jig saw.  He replied in the negative, but that we did have a band saw.  I said that wouldn’t work since I had already put it together and a band saw would require me to take it apart.

So today I set out on a brand new step in my building stuff journey.  I went to buy a power tool all by myself.

Several jig saw displays and one screaming toddler later I came home with this

Isn’t it pretty?

I opened it up, read the directions and cut some rounded corners.  It worked wonderfully!

Matt called on his way home from work and I told him that the saw worked great!  He said “I told you that we already had a saber saw that would do what you wanted.”

Saber saw?  I remember he told me we had a band saw but saber saw was new to me.  Apparently he sent me a text when I was in Home Depot that I may or may not have heard because a certain two year old was shrieking at the top of his lungs and trying very hard to contort himself into a position that would allow him to escape the stroller.

Apparently Friday Harbor shop vernacular is somewhat different than Home Depot vernacular.  When I said “jig saw” he saw this:

No, we don’t have one of those.  He got home and verified that we already had a jig saw.

But I had already used the new one.

DANGIT!  I hate wasting money.

To be fair mine is shiny, green and doesn’t look like a breeding ground for spiders, but still.

I guess I’ll just have to use it a lot.  That is the only way to justify a non-returnable purchase.


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