Friday, August 25, 2006


Yesterday, we took the boys on a surprise trip to Science North because they're going back to Korea in 5 days. Science North has very cool stuff for kids of all of my faves was the GROSSOLOGY exhibit! who's the kid and who's the adult, eh? Other than all the neat stuff kids can learn about the human body (like what exactly boogers are and what happens when you consume things that make you, my absolute fave was seeing a teeny tiny flying squirrel. I knew we had them in these parts of Canada, but hadn't ever seen one. I was so excited! They're sooooo cute AND they don't fly...they glide.

On the way back to the island, we stopped off at Sears so I could pick up a brand spankin' new vacuum cleaner!!!! I know it sounds nuts, but I am soooo excited! We have a Shop-Vac and it's really good (5 horsepower, sucks like you wouldn't believe, but is so cumbersome it's not even funny). I just needed something lighter and smaller to clean our house. The salesperson pretty much sold me on one particular beauty. I am now the proud owner of a very sleek, new, green machine! Incidentally, my friend Jill posted a review of the same vacuum from Eureka on her blog. I am VERY pleased with it. It's lightweight, has great suction power for a little thing, and it's just so easy to maneuver around with it.


Anonymous said...

funky kool green sucker, that is! I like the handle! Very different from others I've seen. Was it pricey?

Jill said...

Glad you like it. Funny that the salesperson promoted it.

The salesperson here tried to talk me out of it, insisting it is just a "dustbuster with a handle" even though it has 12 amps (as most vacuums do, and dustbusters don't) a spin brush (again, not a dustbuster which only uses suction) and says "vavcuum cleaner" and "as strong as a full-sized upright" on the box!!

Chrissy121875 said...

Yeah, I know. The salesperson at the Sears in Sudbury was actually really only pushing this one vacuum. I said I had a shop-vac but wanted something lightweight, easy to carry up and down stairs and that could do a good job. He only showed me this one model and I fell in love with it. Maybe it was the funky style and color too that did it for me! LOL Anyway, when I got home, I thought :I wonder if he really knew what he was talking about...I wonder if HE ever does the vacuuming at his house?" Then I realized that was a pretty sexist thing to say, as I have no idea how many husbands actually vacuum and know what they're talking about when it comes to purchasing a good vacuum cleaner. J was just happy I was happy and he managed to get some new tools for his garage at the same time :)

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