Month: February 2014

New Makita tool purchases

I’ve had a driver and impact drill set from Makita for a year now. It was an 18v combo kit that my wife got me as a Christmas gift. It’s been a very good set, however it is the generation prior to the LXT models available now.

I would typically buy PC bits with any extra money I get from time to time for working various extra work outside the normal year. While I still have been considering the purchase of PC hardware, I thought it might be a good idea to buy some new Makita 18v gear. It just so happens I noticed some price drops, so I thought why not.

Picked up the following items today, and plan on buying an additional item this week, as I need some 18v LXT 3.0Ah batteries and charger to suit.

Makita 18v LXT Li-Ion Cordless Blower Skin Only

Makita 18v LXT Li-Ion Cordless Angle Grinder Skin Only

As I mentioned above, was going to buy a rapid charger and 2 batteries, however decided to buy the kit below which includes the batteries I need and the rapid charger, but also gives me a hammer drill in the LXT range, which I somewhat need, as I don’t have one already from my existing kit I own.

Makita 18v LXT Li-Ion Cordless Hammer Drill Driver Combo Kit

At which point I will be buying probably another individual battery to give me 3 total and some additional 18v LXT Li-Ion tools. As I really want to get a jigsaw, circular saw, multitool.

Goodbye Raspberry Pi

You might not seen any more posts from me in regards to the Raspberry Pi, as I sold off my two units I had. I had fun with them and managed to do a number of things with them. In the end I just felt I didn’t have anything more I could do with them, so I decided to sell them on to someone who wanted the excitement to tinker.

Wet n Wild – Sydney

My wife and I decided to take our oldest son to Wet n Wild – Sydney as a treat. Considering this week was his first day at prep school.

He was very excited, and when we arrived yesterday afternoon his excitement at the time was evident once he saw the place. We had a good time and managed to make the most of the special price for twilight after 3pm. Mind you it got pretty cool once that sun went down about 8pm. All in all it wasn’t bad.

The queues were of course fairly long for the attractions and the food/drink prices are a bit of a joke.

SolarTint window tint installed on car

The day finally rolled around for the install of our window tint on the new car. We went with SolarTint as I have used them in the past and been very happy with them. They had a special going for $345. The car has a good quality film with the maximum legal tint of 35%.