Comments: Gimme a Break!

About a year ago we broke down and bought an expensive Oreck vacuum and we love it! It has a 25 year warranty that we fully intend to take advantage of if it breaks! Sometimes you just have to buy the best or you end up repeatedly buying the same thing over and over at Walmart!

Posted by Randi at July 26, 2006 08:18 AM

This church "friend" sounds like the kind of person who thinks there should be MORE hallmark holidays, like Step-parents Day or something. Come to think of it, a marriage surviving ten years can seem like a milestone considering the divorce rates.

After dealing with puny canister vacuums, about 15 years ago we got a used Rainbow vacuum (the one that uses water to catch the crud) and it worked out well. About 3 years ago that died, so we splurged on a Dyson (English engineering!).

Lady Spud has not been too thrilled with it lately. Two days ago I disassembled the wand and was able to poke out a smooth stone (originally found at the beach) with a diameter close to that of the hose. Hopefully her results will be better the next go-around.

[I sometimes wish we had gone with the Oreck, but oh well.]

Posted by MarcV at July 26, 2006 10:38 AM

Whew! That was one bad-a$$ vacuum cleaner, because I did not know you even knew a word like &@S*


Good news, though, about the vases. After looking through the registry of some bright young things who have a lot of school in their immediate future, my eyes lit on a rose bowl they -- the bride, I imagine ;-) -- wanted, and that's what I sprung for. I'm delighted to have this consumer report on wedding presents ;-)

Posted by Patricia at July 26, 2006 07:09 PM

This post was so funny, I swallowed my spit. uhm. Wait a minute. I guess I'm supposed to do that. I have been drooling for so long now, I forgot. Okay.. now that i made an ass outa myself...

I'm so glad to know that I wasn't missing anything when I didn't have a wedding shower. Not only did we not recieve any "silver" or "fill-in-the-blank-ware" We didn't even own a set of sheets when we married. Which is good, because whatever we owned would have been thoroughly peed and pooped upon by now. I have wasted many a cheap sheet because of some irreparable damage done. Ach Vel... Congrats on the new vacuum. But don't come crying to me when the darned thing breaks and you can't find a part, cause we have a Beemer (made by Bosch) sitting out front that is rusting away from lack of available parts. This was a case of Better quality biting us in the butt with expensive parts.

Posted by Laundry Woman at July 29, 2006 05:13 PM

I'm convinced those Black and Decker mini-choppers are invincible. I've had mine for five years and even after being used on a daily basis and dropped at least once a week, it's still going strong.

Posted by Chez at July 31, 2006 03:42 PM