I'm OCD about a lot of things and my multi drawer Craftsman toolbox is certainly among them. I learned the hard way an 'open door' policy is not a good thing here.
Unlike some of the brethren on here, I do not make a living with my goodly assortment of wrenches, sockets, and screwdrivers. But formerly I took the Craftsman in to work, as someone's forever needing to assemble something or tighten something. Fact of life: If folks return stuff (big IF), people are not going to put it back like they found it - see OCD above.
That said, I'm glad to say there's a man or two in my world with whom I trust my very life. They could ask to borrow my tool box and it's theirs, no question (if they can lift it..... sucker's heavy!) I can assume everything'll come back with no less care than they give their own tools.
So it's about more than 3/8 drive sockets or chuck keys: my tools are a metaphor for a bond and trust I have for select men in my life. I thank God for them. I covet that kind of enrichment for every man.

Views: 95

Reply to This

Latest Activity

Mel Jon replied to Gage Michael Holmes's discussion Advice
"If I don't get some sort of work out in the first thing in the morning then it will never happen. Is there a way to get your martial arts in before your day begins?"
3 minutes ago
Mel Jon replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Paranoia and the virtue of hospitality?
"I have used Air BnB in the past and loved it. A great way to meet new people. What people don't realize is if they just googled their name how much information is already out there on the net. Nothing is private anymore so I just put it all out…"
6 minutes ago
Jack Bauer replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Selective lawlessness. Al Sharpton owes more to the IRS in back taxes than this guy owes in grazing fees.  The productive cattle rancher gets a SWAT team.  The useless race-baiter gets a show on MSNBC.  Then again ... if they gunned…"
38 minutes ago
Douglas Aldrich posted a discussion

DIY Projects/Hobbies

Hey gents,I'm taking an electronics class in school, and I've found it pretty interesting, mostly for doing hobbies as opposed to doing it for a career of any sort. Anybody on here familiar with any projects they've enjoyed doing, or sites they might know about for these types of hobbies? Thanks.See More
1 hour ago
Rick Stevens replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"AMEN."
1 hour ago
John Muir replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Ah.... could you provide the accurate figures then? "
1 hour ago
Paul_of_TX replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Some have mentioned how ranchers could shoot people for stealing their cattle or water and not get into any trouble for it. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/16/feds-accused-leaving-trail-wreckage-after-nevada-ranch-standoff/ Would it have…"
1 hour ago
Dan updated their profile
1 hour ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service