Thursday, June 01, 2006

I should of stayed in bed!

I first realized that it could be the beginning of a not so good day when I was vacuuming the living room and that blasted machine found one of those balloons, for making critters and stuff, hidden under the recliner. It sure made for some stinky, rubber burning, aromas before I finally got that thing turned off. After Zach helped me get the rubber unwound I got back on the job and saw a long screw laying on the floor and reached down to pick it up, that's when the whole damned vacuum started coming apart. At least now I know where that screw came from. I'm not sure I put everything back together right cause the vacuum isn't sucking too good any more and after all that effort, I'm just too damned tired and aggravated to figure it out.

Zach has a ballgame tonight, I hope it doesn't rain.

18 comments:

Mary Lou said...

I have to completly take my vaccuum apart every time I use it, My eyes are so bad, that I cant see little things on the floor. SO I realize it when the roller brush starts sqg and burning the belt in two. And all the damned animal fur clogs the hose, so It has to be taken apart. It is a bigger pain in the ass than just sweeping!!

Bluejean Baby said...

I hate finding a spare screw, nut or bolt on the floor. It's never a good thing.

wanda said...

"the vacuum isn't sucking so good anymore".
Probaly cause my life is sucking enough for both of us!
Yeah, I'm alive. Just bearly, but what the heck, alive is alive right?

Brent said...

Brenda, if it makes you feel any better, I had a horrible day at work. Misery loves company!! I'm there with you, girl!!

Special K said...

I haven't vacuumed in so long I fear Ol' Queenie might be senile for lack of stimulation.

Phyllis said...

Been there, done that.
Change the belt.
I had an upright hoover that did that. When I tried to pull the long whateverthehellIsuckedup outa there, I noticed the floor vibrater plate was loose then the screws came out and I went and bought a belt and fixed it. The second time that happened I threw the whole danged contraption in the trash and bought a new one!
Then I was put on Zoloft. Ahhhhhh, Much better!

David said...

LMAO, sounds like it has bit the dust so to speak.

cassie-b said...

Our vacuum keeps breaking - I guess it's time for a new one. With all the advertisements around, who knows which one to buy?
Cas
I hope it didn't rain

Virginia Gal said...

Lord, I hope you have a better weekend.

And thanks for the interesting post about burying people alive. I heard that it happened so often in Europe during some place that they use to place a string on a bell in the coffin of the dead person. If they came alive they could pull the string to ring the bell and be saved. Crazy, no?

Leslie said...

Oh, man, that stinks when that happens. So do socks when they get jammed-up in the belt.

Joan said...

I have a central vac system, and that bugger will suck up an elephant. Last weekend I put nozzle too close to the living room drapes and it sucked them right off the rod. I sure scrambled trying to turn if off in a hurry.

Maybe James can help you put it back together...Good Luck!!

Sally said...

:) Yeah, good luck getting James to put it back together!! Sorry, couldn't resist.

I hate vacuums, period. Probably because every time I buy one, there's 'something' that needs to be put together, and I can't put anything together!!

Have a great weekend. Hope it didn't rain last night for Zach's game.

Joe said...

Hope your game went well! We have a thing with Vacs sround here! They don't seem to last very long. Course when you have a zoo like I do... :-) Have a good weekend girl!

Hoot Nannie said...

Yuck that stinky burning rubber.....I do that about everytime I use that darn upright. Not a good smell. Just when you think you are going to accomplish something then all He double L breaks lose, doesn't it? Hope things are going better by now.

Fat Pants said...

I still haven't figured out how to change the ba.

Attila The Mom said...

We have to replace our vacuum at LEAST once a year for stupid stuff.

Once a sock jumped out from under the bed while hubby was vacuuming and started a fire. ;-)

Bad bad sock!

MissKris said...

It dawned on me recently that no matter how thoroughly I vacuumed my rugs they were sure looking dingey. I turned over the vacuum cleaner to discover the brush no longer turned...who knows how long THAT had NOT been happening! So I went out and bought a new vacuum -- one without a bag -- and I was MORTIFIED to find out how much dirt and dust and dog hair and MY hair got sucked up into that plastic canister! I hate appliances. Literally HATE them. Bah humbug. I hate housework, too, but I hate dirty houses even more...so the house wins, haha! Hope you're having a good weekend, Brenda...it's cloudy and muggy here but very mild so you don't notice the humidity too much unless you go out and mow the lawn with a push-mower like I did this evening. Good grief. We so rarely have humidity like this...how do you in the Midwest/East/South survive your summers?!?

Brenda said...

We gently swealter Miz Kris. (grin)