I bought a vacuum cleaner this past week when we found out that our 10 year old one was going to cost $80 to fix. I poured over websites and reviews and every time I thought, "This is the one!" I would read a negative review or two and then think, "Oh, not THAT one! Our lives would be RUINED." There is nothing better than strongly worded Amazon reviews to make you second guess yourself a million times. I don't know which reviewers are being reasonable and which are crabby unhappy people who are always complaining about something. I mean, some of the reviews complained that the vacuum was LOUD. WHAT? A LOUD VACUUM? SAY IT AIN'T SO.
I hemmed and hawed for hours and then overnight. Twitter told me that I should get a Dyson or a Roomba and I patted Twitter on its head and told it that those are more than twice what my budget is, bless its heart. Finally, a friend with a Consumer Reports subscription told me the top two under $200 and I bought one of those. I don't even want to tell you what it is in case you've had an awful experience. I just want it to arrive tomorrow before 8 pm like the tracking says so we can vacuum our increasingly filthy rugs.
Twitter also reassured me that I do not win at the Laundry Folding Procrastination game, although I think the three weeks worth in this picture is my own personal record.
We had another snow day on Monday and, if you're keeping track, in the last three weeks we've had two days with a sick kid at home and two snow days and NOT ONE has been on a day that I'm off work. I only work three days a week! I feel like ONE of them should have been on my day off. This one was because of icy roads, so A was going to work from home anyway and it all worked out.