I like my appliances to perform as they are described, coffee makers should make coffee, and fridges should keep food cold. Everything ran as prescribed until the other day, when our built in vacuum decided it preferred to be a blender, instead of just sucking it up.
It’s a funny shade of avocado green that is so old, it’s back in style again we inherited it when we bought the house. Frankly it didn’t suck barely at all but it was a built in vacuum cleaner, and it’s easier then dragging a canister up and down the stairs.’
It resides in the garage, and is vented outside, which is perfect for my allergies, and the noise level is pretty low usually a muted roaring coming from that area. When the vacuum decided to turn itself into a whirling blender complete with roaring, and grinding noises that echoed through the entire house we knew something was wrong.
But did that stop my husband from repeatedly plugging the hose in to restart the poor machine? Nope. What’s with guys, the garage is filled with smoke, and stinking burning metal odours, and he decides to see if it still works….just one more time. I was all about running for the fire extinguisher, and nothing would convince me that it wouldn’t burst into flames suddenly, not even unplugging the cord, or letting the poor thing die in peace. Is this just a guy thing, “let’s try it one more time?”
Oh well, it didn’t make very good margarita’s anyways….
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams
PS: these are photos of some old turquoise farm machinery that I just adore, been wanting to use …and they seem to fit the post. They are NOT pics of our vacuum.