We've all done it. You get in a hurry or you get anxious to finish something. Or maybe it's a day when it's too hot out or it's raining. In the end, we make a decision to do something in our shop that we end up wishing we hadn't done. I was reminded of mine today while I was sandblasting a driveshaft OUTSIDE of my shop. When I first bought my sandblaster, and had not tried it out, I reasoned that I could put up some welding screens to surround the work I was cleaning and that I could open the windows and use a fan to ventilate the shop and that the media and dust wouldn't get all over my shop. WRONG!!!!! I ended up with the most God awful mess in the history of all my shops. It took me an entire day with a shop vac to clean it up and, to this day, there are things that I didn't move that have sandblasting dust and media under them or behind them. Looking back, it's hilariously stupid. At the time, it didn't see too funny.