Taking One For the Team

Ok ladies… sometimes you have to take one for the team.  When your husband asks if you can take him to Harbor Freight, you just compromise and say yes.  Have you ever been to Harbor Freight?  Or seen one of their magazines?  I think they send their magazine to every living, breathing male on planet Earth.  So, whether you knew it or not, one has probably been in your home at one time or another.

I drag J.C. to TJ Maxx all of the time and he only whines a little bit.  So, I figured I better not whine too much or try to rush him.  BUT… in a store full of tools and man stuff, it’s hard not to get antsy.  I decided I would bring my camera in and make the most of it!

Here are a few things that J.C. said he wouldn’t mind having:


This dude is a retractable hose reel with a 25′ hose.  The hose is good for airing up tires and such and the reel is to be mounted on the wall.  Any guy that has an air compressor would love this.  It’s $60 and would last a really long time.


This is a wood lathe.  You can use it to make wooden candlesticks, bowls, cups, etc.  Does that make sense?  It’s something a carpenter would really like and J.C. has always kind of wanted one… even though he isn’t a master carpenter.  It comes in just under $300, so this would be something you might need to save up for!


Of course he thought he needed this… and I really can’t disagree much.  It is so much easier to take care of and keep up with your tools when you have a proper place to put them.  I don’t recall how much this particular one was, but it would probably be well worth the money.

And then I decided to run around the store to see what I might could find for myself…


This little guy was so cheap, $1.50 I think?!  These are very handy when you are painting trim and cutting in.  Guess what?  I have a lot of painting to do in the near future at our Etheridge house.  Oh and it works very well as a cup holder, as you probably noticed in the picture above.

Another few things I found that I thought every handyman handygirl would need in her repertoire…


Red or black, just pick one.  Every girl needs a hammer and for $3.99, you don’t have any excuse NOT to have one 🙂


A tape measure.  I use mine all of the time!  There is no skill to using a tape measure, except actually reading the measurements.  If you ever fall in love with a piece of furniture and don’t measure it while you are in the store, to then get home and find it won’t work, I PROMISE you will go out and buy a tape measure.  Just believe me, I know from experience.


WARNING:  These bad boys will have you looking like a sexy beast before you know it.  A little close up for ya!



So, since I’m assuming that mainly women read this blog, I’m going to end this post now.  I don’t want to bore you too much by making you hang out at the hardware store for too long.  And speaking of, if there are any men that are reading, PLEASE leave a comment below.  I would love to know I had a dude following my blog.

P.S.  This is not a paid post by Harbor Freight.  They don’t even know I exist!  All opinions are my own. 




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