Home ownership changes you. I used to never give a %^&$ about tools until I moved out and was given a set of tools for a housewarming gift. The greatest housewarming gift EVER! It has everything in it: multi-tools, screwdrivers, pliers, clamps, wrenches, a set of sockets, a hammer… everything.

It has come to my attention that the bathroom faucet is dripping and so I take action and bring out the tools. The faucet needs a hex key (or allen wrench) to do the job. The tool kit has a set of hex keys. Oh, miracle tool kit! Will wonders never cease?

There does appear to be a snag, however. The hex key that I have isn’t quite the right size. I have a set of metric tools when the faucet requires imperial.

What is the point of this?

Nails I understand! You hit them with a hammer. Big or small? Whatever you feel the most comfortable with. When it comes to screws you get into this whole Robinson or Phillips debate for an item that will essentially do the same job anyway. Why do we need all these sizes and shapes in different sizing standards? You end up not having enough tools to do tiny tasks around the house. Not too mention all those extra IKEA hex keys I have stored in a drawer.

I suppose I should tighten my furniture.