Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Busting Dust

This is a repeat I thought worthy of visiting again. You know, just in case some of you are all into Fall cleaning mode and need some inspiration. That's what I'm here for. Glad to be of service.

So I have this new vacuum cleaner. It was on sale at Sears last fall, in my color – white and turquoise – and number of horsepower - four. A nifty little canister job. I read online reviews and they were good, too. Before I could say “here’s my gold card” I had it humming around the house sucking up all kinds of stuff.

As with all my previous vacuums I use it for little tasks one might not think of. Like grabbing up flies – in mid-flight -  and whisking dried leaf and twig bits out of hubby’s shoes. Now, just to the right of where I’m typing this there’s a small file cabinet, almost against the wall. I happened to look between said cabinet a few days ago and reeled back – aghast to see Dust Bunny Village on its way to becoming a boom town. The shame!

“I’ll get you!” I thought and scooted downstairs for my trusty new vacuum. Only the nozzle attachment was too big to reach the village. Dang! So I went for second best- my Swiffer duster. You know the one with the duster part you slide onto the yellow handle? It worked great on the village, but when I took it out it was overloaded – blech! A lot of over-breeding in the village this winter.

I do not know what prompted me to do what I did next. But my trusty dust sucker was right there beside me so I turned it on an applied it gently to the end of the Swiffer.

Sluurrrrppppppppp! In about two seconds the whole duster thingy was a goner.

I quickly shut the vacuum off and popped the top. You guessed it. The duster wasn’t in the bag, it was stuck half way up the hose. Visions of bent coat hangers danced before my eyes. What moron would think she could suck a tiny bit of dust off the duster at end of that wand thingy? Am I four years old or something? Yeesh.

Not to be too hasty about remedies, I decided to give trusty vacuum one more go before I broke out the hanger. So I closed the top, turned the sucker on and within seconds heard the satisfying “thwock” of the duster being pulled into the vacuum bag. It’s still there.

I love my new vacuum. It really sucks.



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8 comments:

  1. This is hysterical! Boy do I have some jobs for you and your true-blue, I mean aqua, dust buster!

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    1. I'm ready to serve, Cindy. After I've "busted" all the nooks and crannies around here, that is. Glad you got a chuckle!

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  2. Love this. There is some dust that needs to be busted at my house. I should get on that. :)

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    1. If you don't you risk the Attack of the Vampire Bunnies, Karen.

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  3. Jennifer Brown BanksOctober 30, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Reminds me that I need to add one to my XMAS wish list! Thanks!

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    1. One of those boring but necessary things, Jen. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. For me, it was the pine needles from the Christmas tree that caused no end of sweeper jams. Thankfully, we now have a hard floor where the official Schrock Tree 2014 will stand, and the jams will be a thing of the past.

    Yip! And yea. :D

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    1. Gah! Those needles. They're a thing of the past for us. Committed the act of buying artificial a few years ago. Shameful, I know, but no more needle dance for us!

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