Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A New "Toy"

I have been very dissatisfied with my vacuum cleaner for a while now. It is about 4 years old, and it just doesn't do the job very well. Even though I faithfully get it out every Tuesday morning to vacuum our rugs, I know it really isn't doing anything. When you have to manually pick the lint off the floor and feed it into the vacuum cleaner, that is your first clue you need a new vacuum! I didn't want to get just any old vacuum cleaner, because I had encountered the best vacuum a few months ago when Josh sold them.

If you didn't already know, my sweet husband sold Rainbow vacuum cleaners between churches last year. He won one while selling them, but at the time we needed the money more than the machine. We could have bought one on credit, but we don't buy something unless we have the money for it. I had tried to think of ways to save for a Rainbow, but there was no way in our budget.

The Lord is good to those who wait, and we were able to purchase one last night with our tax refund. It is the most expensive purchase we have made since we have been married (we haven't bought a car or home yet) and I hope it lasts until at least our 20th anniversary! Thankfully, it does have a 16 year warranty, so I don't think that is just wishful thinking. I vacuumed all morning and was just as impressed (and disgusted) by how great it worked. I'll post some pictures later of my new toy. Happy Mother's Day to me!


robin_lee said...

Josh a saleman...if I would have know I would have scheduled a cleaning!!

If you do not mind me asking, how much is this cool vacuum? My husband and I need a new one. our bedrooms are the only carpeted areas, the rest is hardwood floor. Can it do hardwood as well? It looks nifty. My husband LOVES new toys:)

mama2jonah&isaac said...

Thanks for your comment about the boys!! I love the new "toy" - it looks like something from Star Wars!! I need a new vacuum, too...maybe one day...