Odd the things that can make one happy. Before we moved up here we bought most of the things we thought we would need to get by. One of them was a vacuum. However, while we bought most of our things new (we were flush with wedding cash) we opted to go second hand on the vacuum. Not really sure why. I think we were on the tale end of a fairly impressive shopping spree at that point and we're starting to feel a touch squeamish about how horrific the impending Visa bill was going to be.
So we dropped $50 or so on the vacuum. And after getting up here we quickly discovered that it sucked. Or, rather, it really didn't suck all that well. This has been a source of displeasure for quite sometime. Perhaps more so in recent months. While Boo doesn't shed much, he is still a dog so there is fur coming off of him.
So Cathy figured that since we will likely never make as much money as we are right now, why not get the vacuum of her dreams (do women dream of vacuums)? So about 10 days ago we ordered a Dyson, apparently the King of Vacuums.
This is worth mentioning for a couple of reasons. For those of you living in the north, you might want to add Costco to your list of businesses that have very reasonable shipping rates. Shipping on the vacuum was less than $30, which is a remarkably good deal. Some items, I believe, actually have free shipping. Yes, membership is still needed to order things, but odds are if you don't have a Costco membership you have a friend or relative who does.
Secondly, the shipping was impressively fast. We got the vacuum less 10 days (or about seven working days) after ordering it. For an item that large, that's impressive. Actually, we've been getting good shipping lately. A Chapters order arrived in a bizarrely quick for days after we placed the order. Who knows. I'd say good things about Canada Post, except it was FedEx that shipped the vacuum.
Anyway, Cathy vacuumed this evening and was quite pleased with all the dirt and grime that came up from the floor and carpet. So I guess it was a good purchase.