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October 6th, 2003

Vacuums, Baby, Vacuums!

Let me be the first to say that vacuum cleaners have come a long way.

The first vacuum I remember seeing about the house growing up was an old, but still fully functional, light blue Hoover vac. It was exactly how you remember old vacuums looked like, with elements of 50s and 60s style thrown in, yet newer. Plusher.

That vacuum eventually went to the great carpet in the sky, and was replaced by a luggable model: one with the canister and the important goods in a little caddy no more than a foot high, and a separate hose with oodles of attachments. It was a pain to get up and down stairs, a little heavy, but my mom uses it to this day.

That said, we needed to get a vacuum cleaner as our new apartment has carpeting. I was impressed with the model we settled on. It looked fairly good (some look either scary, trendy, or Metropolis-influenced), and wasn’t overly heavy. When we tried it, I was able to successfully vacuum up the throw rug in the bathroom. Good show!

While we didn’t get something super high-tech, I’m convinced that our vacuum will suck for years to come.

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Chris
DATE: Monday October 6, 2003 -- 11:40:14 am
Man, the Ping really sucks today.



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday October 6, 2003 -- 11:58:51 am
No Roomba, Paul? I'm shocked..on the other hand, you now have the exact same vacuum I do. Bagless vacuums are wonderful things.



FROM: Rob [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday October 6, 2003 -- 12:23:02 pm
Oooh. Neat looking vacuum. I keep having the feeling that my poor vacuum won't last much longer and it's nice to know there's a good fairly low cost alternative out there.



FROM: towinlovinit
DATE: Tuesday October 7, 2003 -- 12:04:12 am
Many e-yons ago, I bought a rainbow cleaner. Works with water, sucks up water, barbie dolls, little cars, etc. Great show piece for the kids that your threat is real and there is a heaven for GI Joe men, cars and the like.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday October 7, 2003 -- 8:55:12 am
A bagless vacuum is the only way to go. I can't imagine dealing with bags again - just too much of a hassle, and extra waste.



FROM: JOSHUA
DATE: Wednesday February 8, 2006 -- 6:48:07 pm
I have got to say you are all right bag less is the way go but with the power of water is even better you have quality and clean frech are all in one who ever came up with it has got to be one of the smartes men in the world if you don't trust me see it for your self I guaranty you will be AMAZED!!!!!!!!!



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