I think I’ve finally (at 40 years old) made it into manhood.
Yes, even having 2 children doesn’t cut it.
What you need to be a proper bona fide man is to own some loud power tools.
Lots of them.I’d hardly say that my shed is like an advert for Bunnings (the Home Depot (US)/B&Q(UK) of Australia) but it’s getting there and I’m feeling more manly with every new gadget.
I now have (wait for it)
Ooper Super drill/power screwdriver thing (that’s the base requirement for entry to manhood)
Petrol powered whipper snipper (brush cutter (US)/strimmer(UK))
Petrol powered garden vac/blower
Petrol powered lawn mower (although it’s a little puny, given the more recent purchases, it might need upgrading)
Electric wood chipper (cos the petrol ones are $$)
and now, the coup de grâce, the golden ticket to man-dom if you will..
A petrol powered chainsaw
See – how much more manly could you possibly look. (ok, lets not go there with the Monty Python lumberjack sketch)
I’m missing a circular saw, angle grinder, jigsaw and a proper workbench for all this, but it’s early days. I have time – once in the man club, there’s plenty of time to get the rest of the house in order 😉
Did I tell you that my shed is being re-named as a ‘workshop’?
All I need now is a project car.. – where’s that 1960’s Beetle that needs restoring..
Now that’s a beetle for a man with power tools.
EDIT: I’ve just finished the 2nd day of respraying my old mountain bike frame prior to a rebuild – I’m covered in paint, have a shed that looks like one of Dexter’s kill rooms and smell of turps. Just like a proper man should. You’d never guess I work in IT 😉