V is for vacuum cleaner
My DH loves to vacuum.
If I suggest that I vacuum the house, he will quite often say, "no, I will do it for you". Happy to oblige, I allow him to do it (this isn't something we argue over). He particularly loves to see how much dirt he can lift out of the carpets and will eagerly show me how clever he and the vacuum cleaner have been.
So imagine his sadness when our Dyson vacuum cleaner died on Friday afternoon. However, after some calculations, we worked out that we have used our vacuum cleaner for 8 years x 365 days of the year = 2920 vacuums around the house (yes, we vacuum everyday). This worked out to be 23 cents per clean. Not too bad we thought!!
So, what to buy? They range in price from as little as $70 all the way to $1000. Spending a $1000 on a vacuum cleaner is a bit pricey (that's the price of a computer and a computer can do far more than a vacuum cleaner). Do we change brands, do we want one with bags or bag-less, up-right or barrel - decisions, decisions. In the end we bought the same as before, a Dyson as it has done a very good job, in particular cleaning up Ruby's hair. We went for bag-less (no addition costs) and barrel (as we have no where to keep an up-right).
As usual, Ruby loved helping DH with the unpacking (or getting in the way)!! And I got in the way when taking her photograph.
So, once out of the box, DH whizzed around the house doing an excellent job (as always) and very pleased at the amount of dirt he was able to draw out of the carpets. Its very important to keep our husbands happy, and mine certain is with his new vacuum cleaner!! I am sure we will have very clean carpets.