Last week, our vacuum cleaner was having problems. Okay, it was probably having problems for a few months, but I didn't really start noticing until recently. After a good 8 years of service, it "died". (The service man actually said it was a miracle that it lasted that long - I guess the usual life expectancy of that particular vacuum is about 2-3 years).
Anyway, we got a new vacuum. Not just any vacuum. Pretty much the best vacuum we could afford - an "entry level" Miele. It's absolutely perfect for our 700 sq/ft apartment. This was a major investment for us - you might say we got the Mercedes of vacuum cleaners. And it's supposed to give us at least 15-20 years - so in the end it will be worth it. Who gets excited about spending lots of money on vacuum cleaners? Not us. BUT I must admit, we are all excited about using our new vacuum, it really is a dream - it is even cute, if a vacuum can be cute. Vacuuming has never been so much fun! Sawyer thinks it's just about the coolest thing there is. Who needs toys when you can push around a $500+ vacuum cleaner for fun?