Hubby and I bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner yesterday — the canister version — DC 21 stowaway. Our old vacuum was a Miele that hubby won at work 20 years ago. It served us well. Before that we had yard sale specials and hand-me-downs so this is the first vacuum cleaner that we actually bought for ourselves. Our son and daughter-in-law bought a Dyson about 3 years ago and based on their reports of how great it worked I really wanted one but couldn’t rationalize the expense as long as the old one was still working. As I was almost finished vacuuming the house on Friday the old Miele made some HORRIBLY LOUD NOISIES and later was declared officially dead by hubby. While out shopping yesterday we bought a Dyson : ) Upon arriving home I immediately assembled it (hubby had to go out ) and tested it. WOW — I had to empty the canister twice and I had just vacuumed on Friday evening. I was absolutely amazed at how much it picked up that the old one had left behind. It is going to be great having less cat hair flying around — I do love my cats, but they sure do leave a lot of evidence that they live here : ) My daughter-in-law says that the Dyson works really great to clean a mattress — she also says that I will be grossed out by how much dirt I have been sleeping on. I will try it soon. Since I can’t write a post without pictures — here are some of my new best friend.
When checking out my Blogroll today I found that Sparkle Petal also got a new Dyson. It must have been the weekend of new vacuum cleaners : )