This past winter I found myself in a rod re-building stage, with a couple of rods going, and several being added. I use the word "several" mainly because while it's commonly used to denote "three", it remains vague enough to cover up the possibility of more than three. And vague is needed in a house where my wife walks into my den and squints at the far corner, obviously attempting to count the rod tubes leaning there. This rebuilding stage has been driven mainly by two things.