Sunday, January 6, 2019
My not-very-old Kenmore Vacuum quit yesterday in mid-vacuum so that the motor in the machine died but not the motor in the floor brush. I could still vacuum, but it just picked the stuff up and tossed it into the air, like confetti. Wheee
Problem #1: Kenmore is Sears. Sears is no longer.
aha, I thought, I have my MIL's not-very-used Eureka (which she refused to pronounce, because it was foreign, and called it an Areka) and one remaining bag.
Problem #2: you can order the bags online, from the store, and pick them up the next day, but it appears that they are no longer 3.98 per three pack, but 8 dollars each.
The instructions on the bag gently suggest that it "should be changed every month or so". Excuse me. I have two cats, an old dust-bunny of a house, and burn wood. Maybe one ROOM each time...
My husband, however, is a math person, meaning he likes his problems solved. He spent considerable computer time hunting down bags for this, and suddenly said, "hey...Amazon sells a cloth bag for that thing." (a silent cheer went up). By next week I will be the proud owner of a for real cloth bag that will probably fit. And my excuses (Oh, damn I just ran out of bags again) have evaporated.
(insert snoopy dance of joy of your choice here)
Posted by mittens at 12:52 PM