Made the decision to get at least a battery powered drill.
Last time around it was an 18 VDC DeWalt complete with a couple of batteries and a panel saw as a kit that cost $400-$600.
This time, something for an occasional hole drilling or screw driving will get the job done.
Time to look at Harbor Freight.
Found a 3/8, 900 RPM 18 VDC drill with a charger and one battery for $16.99.
Probably has plastic gears, has only a 90 day guarantee from Harbor Freight, and a charging system that just plain sucks.
It requires 3-5 hours to charge.
It has a red and a green pilot light.
The green light indicates it is connected to shore power.
The red light indicates the battery is being charged.
There is no indication when the battery is recharged.
Plug it in and wait 3-5 hours, that's it.
Assuming that the drill will perform, a work around exists for a charging system.
Buy a 2nd drill.
You now have two (2) batteries (NiCad), a back up charger, and a 2nd drill which is always handy.
Best of all, you have less than $40 invested.
Not a bad deal, if it works.
Time will tell.
power is connected