Who knew? I’d never understood the attraction of expensive and dangerous power tools. My former spouse had a lot of them, and even occasionally used them.
Now I am a convert! I am the proud owner of a battery powered screwdriver/drill, a battery powered weed eater, an electric stapler, a gas lawn mower, and most recently, a leaf blower with a 100 foot orange electric drop cord. Hoo-boy! I love those things!
I can’t really say what comes over me when I start up one of these pieces of equipment, but I am literally empowered. (Forgive the pun.) I believe I can take on any project, or at least the one I am choosing to take on. Discovering this feeling when I wield a power tool has been a big surprise, but I am owning it, and excuse me now. My leaves need blowing.