...Which Hand Vac is the Question
Over the years I've built up a collection of snow globes. The great majority are inexpensive plastic ones that I've bought to remember travel, but there are two -- were two -- that had more meaning. One is from Churchill Downs and represents the Kentucky Derby. The second was a gift from friends at least a decade ago and showed a man with a big frown looking up at the falling snow. It was adapted from a "New Yorker" cover and it was my favorite snow globe. Tragically, on the way to a photo shoot for this blog, the man in the snow globe met a tragic demise and a million little pieces of glass and water, as well as the soapy solution in the globe, ended up on my living room floor.
After some very careful mopping up I was left with a lot of broken glass in very small pieces. I went to my hand vac -- a Dirt Devil -- and remembered why I didn't use it often. The suction was just too strong and it just about sucked up the rug along with the glass. When I bought it I believed I was thinking I need a really strong hand vac, but in actuality, less is more. It's just not right for picking up crumbs now and then. I had had a very functional Dust Buster previously, and I bought the Dirt Devil to replace it, but the replacement doesn't work for my needs.
This model Dirt Devil will be going to a new home and I am looking for a new hand vac. I am leaning to my old friend, Dust Buster, but I am interested in any suggestions about brands and models, before I get it. I'm looking for a simple -- nothing more than one speed -- appliance that will pick up crumbs or maybe a little glass. I've found over the years that the more bells and whistles I get on appliances the less I find those bells and whistles useful. I guess I'm sort of old-fashioned, but I don't have an ice maker in the refrigerator door and I am quite content with that.
And about my snow globe disaster...
I turned first to Amazon and found that I couldn't simply order a new snow globe. It was the first product I have looked for on Amazon in my years of shopping there that I didn't find. But there were two listed on eBay, and thanks to "Buy it Now," one is scheduled to arrive here in the next few days.
I had a nice day between storms and got to the gym and the grocery. Tomorrow I hope to be out early and do my errands -- library and post office -- before freezing rain arrives.
As ever, thanks so much for your visit. Take good care and keep cozy!