3 or 4 years ago, SWMBO bought me a tool belt
for Christmas. I thought that I needed one, but up
until this past summer, it just hung on a nail in the
As I started working on a built in entertainment unit
in our FR, I found myself going up & down a step ladder
a lot, not to mention up & down the steps to my basement
shop. After one frustrating day with many trips like that,
I glanced over at the belt and thought - maybe it's time
to strap it on!
Fast forward 5 or 6 months and now I find that the belt
has become almost indispensible. I finally know
exactly where the tape measure, pencil, utility knife
etc are located. It has become like a seat belt in that I
no longer am aware that it is there (one of the major
reasons I resisted wearing it).
I used to think that wearing a tool belt when I was just
working in the shop would be silly, but it has increased
my 'workflow' for the better.
Now I know why Norm always wears his.
Maybe it's time to buckle up (if you're not already.)