Feeling Rich Friday on Saturday
I couldn't think of a thing this week that made me feel rich until I hauled out my vacuum last night. I had to change the bag and it hit me that having lots of vacuum bags makes me feel rich.
I use a Shop-Vac All Around because we have parquet wood floors. This is my third home, and in all our houses we put down parquet. It's cheaper than carpet and easier to care for. Wood is a good insulator and is much cleaner than carpet.
"Much cleaner" is the real reason we have switched to wood. In the past 30 years we always had two dogs and one cat. Now we have two dogs and two cats since little Erica chose us as her family.
Pets get old. That's just a fact. And when they do, sometimes their hygiene fails a bit. When my Elle was first stricken with her disease, which is much like Crohn's in adults, any carpet we may have had would have been ruined beyond redemption (you can fill in the blanks). She required emergency surgery and we almost lost her. Choosing between the joy that our fur people bring us versus a bunch of expensive carpet was easy.
Back to the bags. The vacuum bags for this model are really hard to find. Every time I stepped into Lowe's, KMart, or WalMart, stores that carry this vacuum, I would check for bags. Rarely do they have the bags. One day I had a light bulb moment and checked Amazon. Whoeeeee! Bags! Good price, low shipping. I ordered enough bags to see me through a few years.
Now that's rich!!
What makes you feel rich??