A New Addition To The Team

Hello! My name is Leslie Anderson.  Until recently I was living and working as a college professor in Ohio.  When I saw the pictures my friends were sending back of Washington, (stunning mountains, an ocean, evergreen forests stretching on and on)  I decided to move across the country.  I was recently hired by Tom for the position of E-commerce Facilitator.

I know I can’t be the only one who thinks of tools as something more than utilitarian. My grandfather passed away four years ago and, though most of the house has been repurposed and we have gone on with our lives, his tool bench remains the way he left it.  There’s even a pair of two by fours and a screwdriver right where he left them.  Sometimes I wonder what project he had started.  Knowing him, he was probably fixing something for someone else.  That’s just the way he was.

My father too is always making things for other people.  When I was 16, for instance, he made me an inlaid chess board from walnut and beards eye maple.  My father is deathly allergic to walnut, including the wood, and was sick for a week just from handling it, but he assumed me it was worth it.  After all, it was the right wood and it looked great!

My mother always taught me to fix things myself when I was able.  In my apartments and dorms I tightened bolts and fixed toilets and hung pictures to the great astonishment of my roommates, who had always called someone for these things.  I think of tools as something to get a job done, but also rather fondly, as a reminder of all the jobs we’ve finished.

I understand the joy of fixing or making something yourself, and the importance of having the right tool for the job.  I look forward to being the E-commerce Facilitator at Carbide Processors and helping you find the right tool for your job.  Thank you and have a wonderful day!

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