The Boss Is Dead

Wouldn’t you know it.  I was almost done cleaning house — 3/4ths of the way through cleaning the last room I needed to clean and — the vacuum cleaner died.  Deader than the proverbial door nail.  I don’t understand it.   I’ve only had the durn thing since the early 1980’s.  I plan to get another Eureka tank vacuum once all this surgery song and dance is over.  (Hope I live long enough for it to last me as long as this one did!)

Until about 10:30 this morning, I had two vacuums — one for floors and carpets and this one for “stuff” cleaning (tops of curtains, windows, light fixtures, ceiling corners, surfaces).  I prefer to dust with the vacuum cleaner brush rather than squirt Lemon Pledge all over everything — and get lemoned within an inch of my life or use those Swiffer paper duster things you have to buy just to throw away — and this one had such a nice round brush attachment.  This little Eureka was perfect for cleaning up kitty litter and for vacuuming upholstry and whatever else I needed to clean except the floor.  I have a Shark Navigator for floors and carpets.  It’s bagless and it cleans carpets and floors very well, but it doesn’t dust worth a hoot.  You can, but it’s unweldy and a PITA.  The Eureka had a bag, and so will the new one I plan to get.


I reckon I’ll go rustle up some lunch.  I’m waiting on a phone call from the hospital to tell me when I need to show up tomorrow, and I have half a basket of unmentionables to fold up from the load of laundry I did yesterday.

Author: WOL

My burrow, "La Maison du Hibou Sous Terre" is located on the flatlands of West Texas where I live with my computer, my books, and a lot of yarn waiting to become something.

3 thoughts on “The Boss Is Dead”

  1. Sending you all the best healing thoughts and karma. Please take care and keep us posted. Are you going to get a little Home Health?
    All the best to you.


  2. That schedule for doing laundry’s hilarilous, primarily because it’s so true. I’d forgotten the old Electrolux I once had, until I saw that Eureka. Now, I’m running with Hoover — one that was my mother’s, as a matter of fact.

    Good wishes for tomorrow!


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