I'm sure some of you will be able to relate . . . . I'm about 20% done with kitchen cabinets that will take six months of nights and weekends if I'm lucky. I was sanding away with three different sanders plugged into the overhead cord reel that has been good enough for 15 years. Suddenly, the swinging tangled cords were just too distracting from the task at hand. Then and there, I decided that I simply must have receptacles on three legs of my workbench.
The cabinets are forgotten and it's off to the big box store for electrical supplies. Then it's crawling on my belly in the dirt under my shop to run a wire from the breaker box to a hole I drilled in the floor at the foot of my workbench. The store-bought fittings just wouldn't suffice, so I had to heat the PVC conduit and bend it to get to the receptacles. Then, it's back on my belly under the shop to retrieve the wire I allowed to drop back through the hole. The wire was difficult to pull through the tortuous compound bends of the conduit, but I got it done. Finally, after spending most of the weekend on electrical work, I got it all connected up and no sparks flew when I flipped the breaker. I'm sure I'll enjoy having electricity close at hand, but right now, I'm somewhat annoyed with myself that I "wasted" most of the weekend feathering the nest instead of pursuing the task at hand.
Anybody else have this problem?
“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.” - Mark Twain