Every month I buy something that I want, not need. I allow myself about $30. Most often I spend that money on Ben or Jo simply because there is really nothing left that I want.
Today I was surfing e-bay thinking I would buy a new pair of running shoes (almost a "need" but not really). Then I went grocery shopping and wandered in to Ace Hardware next door. I turned a corner and I heard angels singing and a spotlight shown magically from the heavens on to this.. the Truper 8# Maul.
Eight pounds of hell fire and wood splitting fury.... 34" of fiberglass and steel whoop ass. The tag read "Delivers more splitting power than lighter mauls". Lighter mauls? Pshaw!
I would almost put this in to the "need" category-but the only axe I have right now is more of a lumberjack's, light and sharp axe for finer work. This however- is not for lighter work. There are only a few things that share a similar name... Darth Maul, ultimate bad-ass, bad-guy-ninja-Jedi, and how a wolf kills you... 'nuff said.
So my afternoon was spent splitting the logs I had hewn (another cool word) from the tree that the forest service gave me. One thing that I found out is that the maul is only 8 pounds on the first few swings... after that it gains about a pound every 5:00.
As I type this we have a fire roaring in the fireplace... my son is warm and I have everything I need and want.