Sunday, December 19, 2010

Suck it up buttercup....

I have started a vacuum fest in my house.  La dog has been going into her last molt for the season and is almost done.  This has caused me some grief because my vacuum cleaner broke. It was one of those upright kind where you can see your dirt and you have to empty it yourself and see the filth your rugs have produced.  I don't like that.  I like the ones that had bags and you are totally oblivious to what is in there.  I love living in denial. 

I have a central vacuum system in the house that I haven't used for years because the hoses kept on getting twisted around while I tried to vacuum.  It did a wonderful job, but the hoses where so big and I kept on tripping over them and damn near killed myself.  I got a regular one last year where you can actually see your dirt.  It was made of plastic I think...it wasn't cheap either, but the plastic parts broke. It's good for nothing now.

Gord said he had a vacuum cleaner at the shop that "he had found in the back lane."  He said it was the same kind that we had that broke.  Stupidly I believed him.  This is the guy who will pick up anything off the street that flies off the back a half ton truck.  He brought it home yesterday.  It weights more than an elephant. Or a ton of concrete...or .....  It's an upright...which is okay, but I have a ton of stairs and levels to clean here man....I would need a fork lift to go from one level to the next.  By looking at it I would assume it is an industrial vacuum cleaner.  I tried it, it works fine if you don't mind the noise.  By noise I mean a high pitched noise that almost brought me and Penny to our knees.

Two down....last ditch effort was the old central vac.  It worked, didn't blow your ear drums out, but it still was a very good "sucker."  All I had to do was to make sure I didn't trip over the hose and the cord that plugs in a wall unit to keep the vacuum head working.... You see...you have to watch two things while using this ancient piece of crap.  Imagine the hose and the cords in a small hallway. How does one NOT get tripped up eventually?  I knew it was going to be sooner not later, but I keep on sucking up the dirt.  Then when I was almost finished the hose got twisted and it stopped sucking....of course I took the hose and started to shake it all about to get the kink out of it....which in turn hit my glass side table and turned it over...then when that went flying it hit my plant and broke off some leaves.  

 Ho Ho...Merry Christmas to me.   

Wanna see my Beaver coat? I wore it to Safeway today and no one tried to kill me....and yeah a picture of my new...yet slightly used teddy bear housecoat with a hoodie... 






Nobody was at  home to take a picture of me wearing this. So you have to imagine my head on top of it.
Spell check said I used the word Vacuum way to often.

Balonie...giving you Greetings of the Seasons...

10 comments:

Dawn said...

I can just see you doing this with your vacuum cleaner !! LOL I want a dyson (vacuum) cleaner so bad. But, it isn't in the budget for 2010. Maybe next year.

Your beaver coat is beautiful !! :) So, is your robe !! :)

Sally said...

Oh, you funny girl! I can relate in that my vacuum is broken also. :(

Love your "coats", both of them. :)

Grandma K said...

Glad there was minimal damage from vacuuming!

CasaRosie said...

I know what you mean about worrying if someone is going to throw things on you because you are wearing a beaver coat. I have one too, but the worst thing that happens is the response I get when I ask men if they want to touch my sheared beaver.

Donna said...

I love my Dyson!! Hands Down, the Best I've ever owned!
Loving the housecoat!
Beaver? Cool!
hughugs

Donna said...

LOL, I'm totally sympathetic about the vacuuming! I detest it. Just did it today as a matter of fact. We have a central system with a long hose. We were smart enough to buy two hose units - one for upstairs and one for downstairs. So at least I don't have to lug them up and down!

Donna said...

Love the beaver coat too! I have one that is grey. So far, no one has screamed at me for being an animal killer either. Ha!

judemiller1 said...

Good Grief! My daughter has a central vac that she loves. I have a Dyson that I love, but it does show all the dog hair and dirt that it sucks up.

Brenda said...

I've spent enough the past year and a half I could have bought a dyson. I'm gonna get one some day I hope. The central system sounds like it would be a great.

LOVE the beaver coat and the robe is really nice too!

Brenda said...

That's spent enough on vacuums. LOL