Friday, August 22, 2008

My New Vacuum Cleaner

I have a new vacuum!

I have been needing one for I don't know how long. When Mr Bird and I first got married his parents had just moved into a new home that had a central vacuum system and no longer needed their vacuum. So they did what any good in-laws would do...they gave their old crusty, but greatly appreciated vacuum to the poor newly weds who barely had enough money to pay rent and buy food to eat.

Here we find ourselves eight years later still using the same old decrepit hand-me-down of a vacuum. I think it's nearly as old as Mr Bird.

Needless to say it was time for a new vacuum.

Here is a picture of the old thing, not much to look at.

Plain and simple design, works ok, could be better, lots better.

Our new vacuum has a much better design. It has a special tool for cleaning really close to the wall. You know all the little bits that get shoved into the crevices that the ordinary vacuum has no chance to get at. The attachment is easy to use, no long hoses to drag through the house, it is a self contained gadget, always easily accessible.

Our new vacuum is self propelled, no more lugging and pushing a huge beast through the house in order to have spiffy clean carpets.

Plus it works great on tile. All the food tidbits that the kids drop during meal time are a thing of the past. This vacuum gets them ALL!

My new vacuum picks up things our old one left behind. I used the old vacuum then put the new one down and it found so much stuff that I didn't even see.

It's a good one!

I bet you want one too, don't you!

It only has one problem, it gets clogged too easily. If it finds a bit that is too big it sputters and chokes. I am constantly putting my finger in the filter to clean out the big pieces!

Are you ready to see a picture of my new, dearly loved vacuum?

It's a beauty

Here it comes!

You're gunna want one too!

Oh, how you're gunna want one!

I have the best vacuum on the block.

We even named it!

We call it the Baby-O-Matic

Best vacuum money can buy!


Sharida said...

I can't believe how BIG he's getting!! We need to go do Mandarin or something soon!!

Fowers Five said...

Does your "Vacuum" crawl yet? Probably, or he wouldn't be so effective huh? Good luck! I know my days of getting a helper to "vacuum" aren't far away...

Brittany said...

Hahahahaha! So true!!! Its such a shame that Owen is now getting too old for floor cleanup ;) Hey I do believe the 10 second rule is the way to go.......but its more like the 5 hour rule at our house!hehehe

The Lazy Organizer said...

Such a cute cleaner! That crawling stage is just the grossest thing every isn't it? Ewww!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Ok, you are a super fun blogger. I love all your twisted endings.

Deidra Schaefer said...

Ahahaha! I didn’t know what to expect! XD On a slightly serious note though, I hope your baby didn’t play with whatever he picked up off the floor or put them in his mouth. That’s the job of the REAL vacuum cleaner, hehehe!

Maisie Hood said...

Your vacuum cleaner is indeed plain and simple, but the important thing is it really makes cleaning a lot faster and easier. For me, it’s one of the greatest inventions in the world. Hehe! Nevertheless, your Baby-O-Matic is really cute!! Hahaha!