A few weeks ago I mentioned on Facebook that I was headed to buy a new vacuum – I’d had it with my crappy one that wouldn’t even work long enough to clean my 550 sq. ft. apartment. One of the comments I got back before I headed to the store was from my dad’s girlfriend saying “There goes your Christmas present”. Oops.
Y’all I am spoiled, I know this. I am an only child, so I know that’s part of it, but I still don’t expect that my dad will buy me a $400 vacuum. A $200 iPod for Christmas is reasonable. But this? When I was doing my cheaper vacuum research, it did not even cross my mind that they would be planning to buy me a Dyson just because I mentioned in passing that I wanted one. There is no way I can type the next paragraph without noting that I am a lucky girl to have a parent (& parents when my mom was still with us, & now step-parent even) who will do things like this.
Anyway, I did not buy a vacuum then, so when I went to Festus today & lunched with D-squared*, they asked if I wanted to get the vacuum now or wait until Christmas. I left it up to them because I was fine with waiting since I had borrowed Mindy’s extra vacuum, but I wasn’t gonna say no to getting it early. Somehow, after lunch we headed out to pick out my Dyson. Of the three choices there, I went with the animal since I do have the cats and they shed about 8 pounds of fur a day. Also, it was only $25 more than the cheaper model but a good $100 cheaper than the more expensive model. Even when it’s not my money, I try to save it when I can.
You guys, it’s the most beautiful thing in the world. I vacuumed my entire apartment and it didn’t die. It left vacuum tracks in my carpet! I vacuumed & there’s not any visible cat fur still laying on top of my carpet! It sucks up kitty litter without a complaint!
I didn’t think you could actually love a vacuum, but I do. It’s fantastic.
*This is my new nickname for Dad & his girlfriend since her name starts with D. Of course, I’ll probably forget that by the next time I write about them.