Why don’t more people freecycle? Really, I just don’t understand. When ever I have crap to throw away I always but it on freecycle first to see if there is someone out there that could use it. Better someone’s house than the landfill. And I have got some dream things off of freecycle. I don’t use it as much as I should but every once in awhile I strike gold. The landlord of this place provided a vacuum but it’s crap. And it’s so old and useless I didn’t even bother to clean it to see if I could get better suction out of it. So I checked online and the price of vacuums are actually quite reasonable over here. But then I remembered that I had joined the local freecycle group on yahoo. So I gave it a shot. Posted that I was looking for a vacuum and heard nothing for 2 days. Then I got an email from someone saying they have a canister Dyson that shuts off after 20 minutes of vacuuming. Okay so A, I never vacuum for more than 20 minutes and B, it’s a DYSON. So this morning Miss Thing and I took the bus over to gather it up.
Here it is on the steps of it’s old owners house.
It was filthy but I wasn’t worried.
Miss Thing got to cleaning with de-greaser and elbow grease. (I supervised and cleaned out the clogged head)
Here she is our New to Us vacuum! Works like a charm. Nothing a good cleaning couldn’t fix. And it was FREE! I mean, really, even if it lasts another year it’s sooo worth it.
Oh and Mr. Magoo got an award at school this week. His award was for co-operation, confidence & curiosity! And yes, the award is called a “Woody”. Which although HILARIOUS to us Canadians, does not mean the same thing over here….