K's number one security measure involves swords. Wooden ones, but swords. In the plural. Over the years I have got used to vacuuming behind something or looking under something and 'oh- another sword.'
So when I opened K's closet and found quite a large hunk of wood- maybe 30cm round? I thought it was a new security measure... possibly for throwing at the home invaders? Tripping them up as they look through our cupboards?
Then I found one under the bed. Right next to a wooden sword. K is quite impressive with a sword (practising I mean- I've never had the opportunity to see him using it on a robber thank goodness!) but I couldn't work out how he was going to use the sword while throwing a huge hunk of wood....?
Today I found a hunk of wood behind the towel basket under the sink in the bathroom. This was getting out of hand. How many robbers are we going to need to throw hunks of wood at??? Why have we suddenly stopped relying on the swords as our first port of security?
So I asked.
K was really confused.
The honking great chunks of wood were not designed to be used for security.
Now I was really confused.
They smell nice.
"Ask your mum. Ask anyone. Ask on your blog. If you had this kind of amazingly good smelling wood on hand you'd want to keep it around the house, too. People make and sell air freshener to imitate the smell of fresh cut wood and we have the real thing right here!
Indeed it does smell good. I can imagine if I was the pot pourri type a little satin bag of the sawdust from the hinoki tree would be something I would like.
But I'm pretty sure no one, not even my nature loving mum, would want great hunks of wood hanging out around the house just for their olfactory pleasure.