Like a lot of people, i've been working from home for the last few months during the pandemic, and that home office has been evolving the longer i work from home. I started at the dining room table, then moved to an unused bedroom so we could use the dining table for dining (or giant puzzles), but the dining chair followed me up because we have extras.
I've been wanting a welder for quite a while, mostly not getting one for lack of a specific need to justify it. While i've come up with a few projects that would make good use of a welder, the main catalyst for finally buying one was the prospect of a whole summer with no long vacations or other house projects. In short, plenty of time to learn a new skill.