Sizing the Job


My dad grew up on a farm.  And I don’t think they had lot’s of money.  But they had lot’s of hard work.

So, growing up, my lesson from dad was:

Size the job, identify the tool.  Buy the one that’s one size too small.  Make up for it in working harder.

As an adult, I’ve learned that his advise is bullshit.

Here is my lesson to my son:

Size the job, identify the tool.  Buy the one that’s one size too big.  Make up for it by drinking beer spending time dreaming of better ways to do things.  Innovate!

As proof of my lesson, the crappy “one size to small” miter saw I bought 5 years ago broke.  My buddy reminded me of my own lesson and I bought a new saw today!

The larger lesson, in work in politics around the house is this:

Leverage your mind not your muscle.

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