My approach to tools typically careens between obsessing over them at the expense of actually using them and cobbling together what I have on hand to imitate the idea behind the recommended one(s) (it works…sometimes). So I am always pleasantly delighted by the experience of using “the right tool(s) for the job.”

For example, if you’re hungry and only have dry beans, a slow cooker is not the right tool. (If you’re hungry now and you only have dry beans, the only tool is barter, and I love beans.)

By this I don’t mean The Tool or The Only Tool, but a right tool. Like a soft face mallet vs. a hammer and block of wood when installing vinyl plank flooring. You know, just a random for instance…(guess what I spent most of my day doing.)