Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Love, sweet love

Saturday was the big day. We brought home our new baby. . .



In all honesty, we paid more for the Dyson than we paid to the hospital when I gave birth to Eli. What’s wrong with that picture? Hmmm . . .

But, that’s okay. For $450, I am in lurve with my new purple Dyson. We went to Kohl’s on Saturday, and Eric made one last ditch attempt to try to talk me into some Eureka thing. But I only had eyes for my Purple D.

Then Eric tried to get me to choose a Dyson that was $100 cheaper, but if I was going to spend that much money, I wanted the one with all of the attachments. This one sucks up pet hair, cleans upholstery, and pretty much does everything except change diapers.

When Eric started trying to talk me into the yellow one, I picked up this baby (there was a handle on the box) and carried it to the register.

I played with it all afternoon on Saturday!
When I vacuumed for the first time, the dirt on the floor looked like it was literally chasing the Dyson. It’s as if the dirt was too good to be sucked up by anything less.

And here’s the coolest feature. The hose is like a slinky. It compacts right up into the handle, but it is so long when you stretch it out, that I can set the vacuum at the bottom of the stairs, and the hose will stretch clear to the top of the stairs! Isn’t that awesome?! I can clean my damn stairs without having to carry the vacuum up and down with me! This thing rocks!!
I am in complete and utter bliss.

29 comments:

Leeann said...

Your post today totally cracked me up! That was so funny and the pictures totally had me laughing!
Love it!

Heather in Beautiful British Columbia said...

I might have to look into one of these - I hate vacuuming the stairs while lugging the old vac up with me... cute story!

SQT said...

I am copletely and utterly jealous.

SQT said...

Copletely?

That's how jealous I am. I'm making up wurds. ;)

ian said...

The last picture would have been classic if you'd left some of your, uh, inventory lying nearby. :P

Ian

Gattina said...

I thought I have seen quite a lot in my life ! But somebody who fells in love and sleeps with a vacuum cleaner I haven't seen yet ! You see you learn everyday in your life, lol !

I've done a test about "the inner child" it's on my blog, maybe you should try it too ! I am still a child !

TJ said...

Congratulations on your buy!! Your blog is a good advertising page for Dyson!! Have fun

Surviving Motherhood said...

there are some that would say you need to get our more. but not me, nuh uh *shakes head*, i think falling in love with household appliances is just fine and dandy. Have I told you about my new sweeper...?

Peanut said...

you two make such a cute couple...

Peanut said...

I wish we had a nice vacuum like that. We have this stupid thing you hook up to the wall, it's soooo annoying. A bunch of debris always gets stuck at the port in the wall, so it rattles...

Becky L said...

hi... i came across your blog via "the bestest blog of all time"

i looked over your profile... i'm a SAHM too! i started blogging for much the same reason-- adult interaction.

nice vaccum! i really need a new one. ours is incredibly old, and isnt quite up to par anymore.

Maggie said...

You are hysterical!! Laughing my butt off cause of your pictures. LOL

Congratulations on your new baby.

Stacey said...

Girl, you crack me up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Desert Songbird said...

I had a friend who used to vacuum whenever she felt...stressed (um...yeah, that's the word - STRESSED). She vacuumed her house A LOT.

Miranda said...

LMAO...too funny. I can so relate...cuz I got a vacuum for xmas from my parents. Lol..a seriously needed present.

Sadie said...

That is freakin' hilarious.

You are too funny. I'm glad you got your new baby. LOL at you just marching up to the checkout while Eric's espousing the qualities of Yellow Dyson...

jenny said...

I was laughing out loud at today's post. The pictures definitely were the best! I'm glad you finally got your "dream vacuum" and thankful Eric finally "let" you buy it!

csmc said...

Congrats on the Dyson!! I must have missed a post because I thought you had already gotten the lesser vaccum - I wish you two a lifetime of happiness together, lol.

Orchid said...

Ha,ha! I read you every now and then but usually leave without commenting. But I had to this time :) I understand how you feel totally....hope you get to enjoy your new baby as much as you do the others (or more :)

Skittles said...

Ok.. I want one, too!!! Those pictures are hilarious!

Laura said...

I bought the Dyson Ball Animal a couple weeks ago because I've bought so many crap vacuums over the years and none of them worked properly and we have three cats and I was sick of cat hair and litter sticking to my feet. That and the Dyson is purple. PURPLE! And it looks all futuristically cool. And I can't help but vacuum almost every day - I love it THAT much.

I do not, however, sleep with it. I draw the line there.

scribbit said...

Looks like you've found true love. And one that cleans up after himself.

Morgen said...

Neila - that may be your best post ever.
Ever.
Hilarious pictures.
And a classic Neila moment when you just grabbed the handle and marched right up to the cash register.
Have lots of fun with your new baby.

Best. Post. Ever.

mo

A.J.Reams said...

I'm still laughing! Every woman deserves a great vacuum!

Christie said...

i have dyson envy!!!!!

crazymumma said...

you are a very crazy lady. but i still love ya!

Penny said...

So funny! I'm glad you are such a happy couple!

Sunrunner said...

Oh my Gawd!!! Your pictures are hilarious, and now I MUST motivate my hubby to get me one of those vacuums!!!!

Julie said...

TRIUMPH!!! Awesome pics! Hilarious!