BUT, Chris did buy some new and exciting tools, and they come in a brightly colored case
Enter, The Makita Lithium Ion Compact Impact Driver
And her friend, The Drill (her other friends The Work Light and The Battery Charger are not pictured)
You see, we're Milwaukee people, and so far our Milwaukee tools have held up well (2 impact drivers, drill, work light, and VARIOUS others). But we've heard people blab and blab about how AMAZING the Makita drills and impact drivers are, and they're pretty much contractor standards now.
Chris has been looking forward to getting them for a while, but the Milwaukees were still doing their job, so he felt like he couldn't quite do it yet. One day a few weeks ago he got really pissed off at (I think it was) the impact driver and threw it on the ground, sort of hoping it would break so that he would have an excuse to buy the Makita (I know, real mature, sounds like something I would do). But the Milwaukee held up, and Chris was surprisingly impressed.
Not for long apparently. I have to say, I'm still loyal to the Milwaukees. Sure, they're heavier and more bulky, but they also have more POWER, plus, their battery life is a LOT longer.
We shall see how things go
Don't let me down Big Red!
(Insert awesome sound effects and comic book "POW" , "BOOM" , "CHOMP")