Sometime last year, my cordless drill gave up the ghost. For Christmas, I got a cordless drill, a cute little 9.6V Black and Decker model.
Today, while trying to drive 2-inch screws into the studs so I could properly mount the new shelving in my daughters closet, I learned that my cute little 9.6V cordless just wasn't up to the task. So, I ended up making a 3rd trip to the hardware store today, so I could spend more money picking up a man-style plug in drill.
So, while the new drill made short work of driving those screws into the studs, it also reminded me how expensive it is to be a homeowner.