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!