When we sold the condo last fall we left behind an amazing central vacuum by Electrolux. Our house came with an 8 year old central vacuum by Eureka. Although it had really good suction the hose was very bendy and repeatedly twisted and cut off air flow throughout any session. It also almost took a degree in engineering to change from the power head to the hardwood floor attachment. Needless to say it was no fun to work with but, who can justify replacing it when it still did the job. It made me feel a little bit insane but sanity is over rated anyway.
Two weeks ago as I was vacuuming, I noticed the smell of an over worked motor. It was coming from the power head. I secretly was hoping that the power head would die and then I could justify a new purchase. When I told Rob that I thought the head was smelling like it was about to go he said that it was probably because he needed to empty the canister. Off he went to get it done. Next cleaning day I assembled the vacuum and prepared to fight with my bendy hose. There it was again, the sweet smell of a burning motor. New vacuum, here I come!
Now some people swear by the central vacuum system. After all, there is no canister to cart around. Personally, I would rather wheel a canister around instead of fighting with 35 feet of hose. It's annoying not to mention hard on wall corners. Then there is trying to get all the kinks out of the hose in order to get it back on it's hook in the cleaning closet. Urghhh. I'm not a very patient person with things like that. So, I decided to go back to the canister. Off we went to Costco to pick up this baby! And it was on sale with a $100 discount! Score!!
Well, I never promised that my blog posts would be exciting and this one may rank up there in the "Why is she blogging about her vacuum?" category. But some of us do enjoy floor cleaning products and tools and with that being said I dedicate this post to Sian's nephew Little E, who is all about the Hoover at a very young age.
I'll leave you with some eye candy. Tulips from the grocery store are the only taste of Spring we are having around here. It was snowing on the weekend. :(