I just bought.......a Dyson vacuum. No, not a red one
This was not a spur of the moment decision. I had decided, oh, about a year ago, that I wanted to buy a Dyson. I've seen a lot of good, positive reviews about them, and when they became available stateside, I began to lust after one (it's a pretty sad state of affairs when you lust after a non-red vacuum!) But, I couldn't justify the expense.
Until now....I gave my mother the Hoover. It still works, and works well, but......I would vacuum maybe 1/2 of the entry hall and have to stop and unclog the rollers. Or empty the canister because it would quit sucking. She likes it - and with only 1 cat, it should work wonderfully for her.
Normally, I don't spend that kind of money on something for myself, especially if I can get a like-item for less. (Spinning wheels do NOT count - AA is the only wheelwright I will hand money over to, and will remain so for the rest of his lifetime.
So, yippee! I have a new vacuum. We'll see how it works....