I am in complete agreement
(As my wife says, "With me there is always a big but")
I kind of enjoyed the smelting of the wheel weights when I used them. This was some time ago and the Firestone Store guy would let me just go around and gather them up off of the floor of the tire bay. I liked watching the clips float to the top. I only recently began fluxing the melt so in those days, I just skimmed the mess off of the surface of the molten lead.
Simple pleasures for simple minds.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson