Yeah, Jack is turning 60 in just over a week. Mrs Elliott has something planned, wants me to pack a suitcase and be ready to depart to Places Unknown the day before my birthday.
Many years ago I had a "Yankee' push-drill. My dad had one, I used one for years when I was younger. Lost it. Those things have been out of production for many, many years, since most folk use cordless drills.
But sometimes a push-drill is just easier, so I said to myself, "Maybe for my birthday, one of my kids can find one for me."
So I added a push-drill to my 60th birthday wish-list.
Last week, I was talking to Mike Accardo of Quality Interior Works, about his favorite subject -- tools -- when I told him about the push drill I used to have. He said he thought he had an old one kicking around the garage.
Then on Saturday, Mike showed up on my doorstep holding a used but serviceable Stanley model 130A Yankee "Quick Return Spiral Ratchet Screwdriver."
"Wow. What's weird is that my birthday is in a couple weeks and I had a `Yankee push drill' on my wish list!"
"Happy birthday, then!"
Going backward to catch up. - Worked at the store yesterday, my first full day in a long while. It was fun and exhausting. The thing I noticed is,we don't seem to be at the forefront of...
5 hours ago