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Our Story: Both my wife and I are 27 years old and have gone through financial hell and back. Now we are on track to financial freedom, however we are not financial advisors or professionals, just everyday people. Share our journey from a negative networth and email us if you have questions or comments! :)


Sunday, November 19, 2006

Our Beloved Eureka: R.I.P.

While going through our Sunday chores, a few unexpected situations arose. First in the middle of vacuuming the home as usual, my wife noticed that the hose from the vacuum hardly had suction at all. I said maybe its an electrical short and we should unplug the hose and just vacuum normally. A few moments later, kaput! The whole thing just turned off. Needless to say at first I thought it was something fixable in the electric or maybe a fan went out, but to my dismay, we considered it GONE :( The good thing is it lasted us about 4 years and we havent had any problems, making it a positive experience with the Eureka whirlwind. Of course there is an upset, where we had to drag our butts to Target and purchase another. After some research and our handy consumer reports, we decided to give Dirt Devil another try (our first one crapped out on us after 1 years usage). This time it was the Dirt Devil VIBE at $79.99, upright and bagless, just the way we like it. Now because its not your $200+ vacuum cleaner or Roomba craze, we expect it to last us about 1-2 years. However still it was the most expensive purchase this weekend.

On a side note, we finished painting the doors white to the rooms and put the cute baby animal border in the baby's room. How exciting! Its all coming together and next weekend we expect to get the furniture from Babys R Us. Although its still about 3 months away from her birth, we want to be as prepared as possible.


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