Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I Broke Down
Here is the way I look at it. A man that works for a living should not have to fight with old, used, rusty screws. Yes they have saved me money, but they have also made me loose my religion from breaking or stripping out before they are screwed all the way in.
I have had enough and broke down and bought a box of good square bit screws. After I sunk the first new screw tonight I whispered, "Oh, how I love you". The wife was standing near by and ask what I just said and I told her I was not talking to her, I was talking to the screw. She replied, "Oh"
While I was at the big box store last night I eye balled a stack of cull lumber they had bundled up sitting off to the side. The bundle consisted of 10 2X4X8s so I asked them how much for the cull wood. They said take it all for $5.00 and I said ok. That is $0.50 a board that regularly sells for $2.44 each. How could I pass it up.
Tonight after work I was able to put up all the rafters before dark using new cull wood. Even though the new wood was twisted and bowed a little, it was a dream to work with compared to the 100 year old wood that I have been using.
It all boils down to a man needing good wood and some good screws and he will overcome huge obstacles. (Keep it clean fellers)
I can no longer say I built this bathhouse with 100% recycled materials. I have now bought screws and culled lumber so I guess I am at 99% now.
Total cost to date is $14.00 and my religion.