Finally got to use my circular saw

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The day before Hurricane Charley hit back in 2004, I cut plywood sheets to protect all of our windows using my tiny jigsaw (which is all I had at the time), and it took forever:

But now that our new impact-resistant hurricane windows are in (partially paid for by the state of Florida thanks to the My Safe Florida Home project), we no longer need them! This:

has been replaced by this:

The boards have been just sitting in the shed (and garage) taking up space and providing a haven for hundreds of cockroaches, ants, and other creepy-crawlies (shudder). Over the weekend, we cleaned out the shed (in preparation for getting rid of it altogether) and moved all of the wood (after I fumigated to kill the insect hordes) into the garage.

After the 2004 hurricane season I purchased a 7″ circular saw, figuring I would need it at some point when it was time to replace the plywood, not wanting to have to use the jigsaw again. Luckily, I never had the need to use the new saw … until tonight when I started cutting up those old plywood sheets for the trash. Wow, it’s like cutting butter … and kinda fun! 🙂

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