2.22.2010

I will never want for anything once I have.....

When we were first married, living in our orange apartment, I told myself "Once I have a Kitchen-aid mixer, treadmill and a good vacuum, I will be perfectly happy and I will want for nothing else"....

Shortly after this "decision", I got our Hoover Windtunnel Supreme with embedded dirt finder.

I was in heaven. I vacuumed that orange and raspberry carpet like a fool! It was great to have a light blink letting me know that the spider legs and any other creepy disgusting thing had been sucked to vacuum hell. I changed the bag monthly or more often depending on the extent of our filth. I changed the belt when it would get loose. I changed the light when it would burn out. The filters before they were too dirty. I would wipe down the body. Electrical tape was used vigorously on the cord in 4 places.....I loved that vacuum.
Rainbow and Kirby came to compete.
Both had their suction and airflow challenged by Mr. Windtunnel.


13 years later, I could tell it was time. The power switch had to be held in a certain position. Vacuum hospice was trying to get me to let go, but I refused. And after a recent overhaul of the belt, bag, light, filters, Mr. Windtunnel left with a bang! Literally! As I was vacumming, the cord exploded apart killing the vacuum and leaving the other half of the cord spraying sparks and fire like a roman candle all over the hall.
Notice the burned carpet

Which brings me to a new era and a new love.....
Jay and the salesmen all tried to get me to stray from this
lovely hunk,
enticing me with dyson, electrolux, kenmore
and a big promises of long hoses and strong suction.
But I just wanted Mr.Windtunnel
13 years together says something...




As for being perfectly happy, for our first Christmas we received a Kitchen-aid from my parents and a few years later for my birthday a treadmill from Jay. Any time I look at something and want, I remind myself of those days, so young and all I wanted ...
I love to remember that statement because I was so determined to never want anything more than those 3 items. So when those days of IWANNA come I remember I have it all.
(Even when I want a new camera wink wink)

4 comments:

Rudy Rukus said...

I want a new vacuum too and I think I am going to get me a Windtunnel. I don't want to spend a fortune but want a good one. Looks like you have the secret

Wendy said...

I heard about the "fireworks"! Congrats on your vacuum-I'm a Dyson girl myself and will never go back!
See you Tuesday night!

Emily Kern said...

Yikes!!! Good thing you guys know how to patch carpet!! I am so happy for you and the new Mr. Windtunnel...does he also have an embedded dirt finder?

Tyler and Sheree said...

Jay is a lucky man. You are such a good wife and mommy. Thanks for being such a good example for me!