Mr. Tough Guy

Last night, armed with a 30% off coupon, (and 37 hours of overtime on hubby’s check) I went to buy a new vacuum.

Our last vacuum broke quite a while back. I’ve been using the hand held to do necessary jobs, but the whole house was in need of a good vacuuming. We seem to be tough on vacuums. This is actually our 3rd since we’ve been married.

Vacuum #1 – Something we could afford, bag less, who knows what else it had.

Worked fine, but then my dear dear husband decided to vacuum the garage. Yes, I think it’s weird too. Who in the heck vacuums a garage? And with a household vacuum too..not a shop-vac. (And while we’re on weird cleaning behaviors….does anyone regularly clean BEHIND the fridge? I don’t, but a friend of mine was shocked by that. Hmmm…) So anyway, our garage sparkled, but the vacuum never quite worked the same.

Vacuum #2 – the cheapest vacuum I could find in the store

I probably don’t need to say much more. It actually worked for several years, and just recently (remember, that is a a relative term) got so hot that the little wheel thingy melted together, making it useless. I knew it was hot, so we changed the belt and all of that. Didn’t solve the problem, obviously!

Vacuum #3 – Bag less (hubby’s request), propelled wheels, dusting attachment, stair attachment and a bright color.

I have to say, the floors look wonderful! We’ll see how it holds up over time. We’re awfully tough on vacuums. 🙂

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2 Responses to “Mr. Tough Guy”


  1. 1 Mom January 20, 2008 at 4:15 am

    Congratulations on your new vacuum. Looks great! Hope it works great too. If they just made ones that would do the work themselves!
    Love you all, Mom

  2. 2 kari January 21, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Hope it works well. We, too, this summer had to upgrade from the “cheap” vacuum and I’m totally in love with my new one! I even look forward to vacuuming (did I really just say that?)! 🙂


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