December 18th, 2005

The right tool

On wednesday we had a dying tree in our backyard taken down.  The tree service cut the tree into rounds 12-20 inches tall.  So today in order to start turning it into firewood I went to Home Depot and bought a tool called a maul.  It rules.

Talk about satisfying.  It's a little unbalanced as far as exercise goes, though.  Hopefully I won't end up with just one big, beefy arm.

Also, for the MIT people in the house, today I found practical application for my Course 19 education when I went slithering around my house's crawlspace to check out the heating duct that's messed up.  Who knew practice negotiating insulated pipes without getting fiberglassed would ever come in handy.