I finally bought a vacuum Sunday. I had champagne dreams of buying an Oreck or a Dyson but I have issues with laying down money on anything full price.
I got a Bissell, which is similar to my mother-in-laws. Target had it on sale for a price I couldn't refuse. I emailed my BFF K from the store, celebrating my purchase. I still crave a Dyson or Oreck but that will have to wait.
I had a Hoover WindTunnel for many years but one too many uses in Kevin's shop & we cooked the motor. At the same time, we were closing the Moody House and my mother-in-law had three, count 'em three, vacuums. My sister-in-law took one and I took one. It was supposed to be temporary until I bought another one but four years have passed.
It was just a little, light-use Eureka and it served it's time well. I am going to keep it for back-up, probably store it in the office to clean up after Madam Sheds-A-Lot.
Am I the only person that dislikes the filter/canister system? I so prefer bags. The Eureka had two filters so I could swap them back & forth. Actually, my m-i-l thought the second filter went to the refrigerator but I luckily figured it out before installing it in the actual refrigerator. What do people without cute, mechanic husbands with tools & shops do to clean those filters? It's just such a hassle. And messy. I also think seeing the amount of hair the dog distributes throughout the house increases my bitterness. Resentment would probably be less if it were hidden in a vacuum bag.
I am going to buy another filter this weekend so that I don't make Kevin insane with repeated requests to blow out the filter, and no I don't mean sex. (it's late, I'm tired and have a cold, work with me here. lol)
So, hmmm, what question can I extract from this post....? Oh, I know: am I the only one that gets unusual delight out of the tracks the vacuum makes in the carpet?