Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Vacuum

I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day.
I thought I'd tell you about the wonderful Valentine's gift my Hubby bought me.



It's a vacuum.

Yep, I'm pretty excited. My old vacuum broke last week for like the twentieth time and I fully expected the Hubby to order a new part and fix it like he always does.

My poor old vacuum was looking pretty sad. A hodgepodge of parts. Last year I let one of those "Kirby Vacuum guys" into my house (I know! I'm weak and it was really stupid. Good thing The Hubby came home and rescued me, kicking him out of the house). But anyhoo, this Kirby Vacuum Guy made fun of my sad old vacuum and it actually made me mad. Right at that moment I decided there was no way I was buying one of his fancy vacuum's, insulting something that's been part of my home for the last 10 years. We spent a lot of time together....you know how I am.

So much to my surprise, my hubby starts researching vacuums on the computer. You know, reading reviews, consumer reports and stuff.

We discovered that there are a lot of people out there that are passionate about their vacuums! Trust me on this. I read a couple of the reviews that talked about "sucking power" and the "sheer pleasure from using this vacuum". Some of the reviews were on the verge of getting kinda steamy (and I'm not talking about the vacuum/ steam cleaner combos)!

The Hubby spent an entire evening running around and finally brought me home my new vac. It's really nice. He got home late so I didn't get to try it out until the next day.

He was at work when the Valentine's Day gift subject came up with some of his coworkers. I guess he was getting a little razzed about buying me a vacuum for Valentine's Day. He was trying to convince them that I really wanted it and that I liked it. (I guess some women would kill their husbands if they got a vacuum for a gift--I know! crazy isn't it?).

It was right around this time that I sent him a text telling him that I had just spent "two hours in vacuuming bliss" and had to stop in order to get some other things done. I wanted him to know how much fun I was having using all my new attachments! I needed to tell him now...it couldn't wait till he got home....I might loose the excitement of the moment.
He shared my text with his coworkers. I think to prove that he did a good job on choosing my gift. I think maybe it just made me look a little psycho....

It doesn't really matter because it was one of the best gifts I've received....unless you count the rototiller I got a few years back.

15 comments:

Brian Miller said...

the rototiller...lol. some of the best gifts are practical...they keep on giving, right?

otin said...

As long as it was given with love, it does not matter whether it is practical or not! It's if you like it that counts!!

Daffy said...

it's good to find out that i'm not the only one passionate about my vacuum. I LOVE my Dyson!

I too asked for a super sucker on year as a gift. I think it was a birthday gift though. It is what I really wanted so why should he spend money on something that I would've been happy with but not what I REALLY wanted?

Widge said...

I SO know what you mean. I love a good vacuum. I get so frustrated with pathetic ones.

Tracie said...

I think it's a fantastic gift. It's much better than the big fat nothing that I got. :)

rxBambi said...

i'm with tracie... I got a big fat nothing. well, unless you include... well nevermind. I can have that whenever I want. LEts just go with nothing.

was it a dyson?

McGillicutty said...

Wow I'm impressed.... I got two gifts... jack and shit!!! and jack left town.
Good for you and hubby... there's aways something endearing about a man who gives his wife something she can actually use!!

Travis said...

I was going to make a really clever joke here about how I guess all both men AND women want on V-Day is a little sucking.

That might be inappropriate though.

You know, what with the kids.

I probably should've not typed that top part.

Sewn With Grace said...

Love my vacuum too! I thought I was the only one. Nothing beats a dog hair free rug!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Tori, I totally get it! My vac is about 10 years old, and has been cleaned and repaired many times, and the guy always tells me that it is "just like new again" except, it isn't. I would LOVE a new vac, especially if Jer researched and went in search of the best possible one! Very nice gift!!!

blueviolet said...

He got you what you wanted and that's all that mattered! I think it's sweet that he did all that research to find you just the perfect one! :)

Mrs Montoya said...

I think a Dyson is a fantastic gift and am pretty sure that my friends are the ones that wrote the steamy reviews. I've heard it is true love. Good for you. A gift is a gift is a gift if you love it.

Baino said...

My friend once received an iron for her wedding anniversary and all HIS clothes ended upon the lawn! Personally I like practical pressies cos I'd only have to buy them for myself if someone didn't buy them for me but . .no . .they won't . .enjoy your vac. I love my Dyson! Still . .for Valentine's day?

Anti-Supermom said...

Yep, you are so right - the best gifts are the ones that you use and will think of the person that got them for you.

Sweet Hubs, tell him I think he rocks :)

PS - thank you for all your kind words about Henry and ADD, I will certainly email you when we have more information, if you don't mind. You were incredibly thoughtful in your comments. Thank you!

Corrie Howe said...

I love gifts which make my life easier! Your hubby IS THE MAN!!!!