Shark pet perfect hand vacuum
So, i have a friend, and in all good faith, he was trying to help me out by giving me a hand and cleaning up a corner of my room (i had a cold and the trash can was a few feet away.. It seemed to create a tutu of missed trash around the dang can. I am NOT ever trying out for the WNBA. Dont worry. But it was with my left hand in all fairness, but i digress….). Mind you, this friend took it upon himself to chose to become useful. I had not asked and in fact i was not even in the room at the time.
Anyway… bless his soul… he tried to do me a solid, however in the process, he managed to throw out the filter to my little (awesome) hand held shark vacuum. To add insult to injury, he didnt fill me in and in fact, he may not have even known that it was in there, but i in turn, began vacuuming using it with NO filter. Whatever was being sucked in was being shot right out the side at me. I heard the motor make a couple not so friendly noises too while taking in the dirt.
Thus leaves me this dilema. Do i try and find a new filter for the vacuum or do i buy a whole new vacuum? It shouldn’t be a huge deal for the average person, but i live on a very fixed income being on disability so any $60 has to be well planned and necessary and will usually be sacrificing something else that is needed. So, i have to be very thoughtful when it comes to expenditures like this.
However, in the vacuum’s defense, it has been this little trooper that has kept my room the cleanest room in the house and it doesnt kill my back to vacuum. In fact i have taken a sort of pleasure out of its cheap and easy return. Kinda like paint… The biggest bang for the buck in construction! So, to help me to keep the #1 position of awesomeness in the house by having a room people can actually walk barefoot in, i think that this is a qualified emergency necessity expenditure.
So, i found the filter. The problem is is that i have to buy THREE! Which makes it over half of the cost of a whole new vacuum. In a year and a half, i have fastidiously taken a toothbrush (dont worry… i dedicated one to it specifically!) and after every emptying, i would brush the dust out so that it was actually still WHITE when it was disposed of! In other words, i took good care of it and it had a long life left. …So, what on earth would i do with 3? The filters i am sure would out last the vacuum! And we cant forget that the motor has possibly been compromised by the lack of filter that should always be protecting it. Not to mention that i broke the pet hair attachment months ago (dont ask me how!) so that is not in use either.
Well, after this long verbal brain thought, on paper, i think it is saying to just replace the whole dang thing. And dont upgrade! (that is often where i get into trouble.. i say i am just going to replace this and then there is that one that is just a little bit better for an additional $xx.)
So thank you all. You have officially come along on one of Emelie’s problem solving thought processes. It was boring as hell wasnt it? lol!
But, if you have any thoughts of your own on my dilema, please comment! I am still rolling it around in my head so one good point from someone could possibly tip the scales!
BTW… GO GIANTS!! TAKING GAME 2 TONITE!!