At approximately 6:14 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on this 14th day of September, after eight years of faithful and unshirking service, our Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Upright Vacuum sucked his last. His final moments were peaceful and productive, suffused with the soothing scent of Glade Peaches & Petals Carpet Deodorizer. No rogue Lego or forgotten marble could stop the mighty roar of his motor. Instead, when his time had come, he simply shut down, his sudden silence descending with a sad finality across our freshly swept carpets. (He finished the job, of course. How like him.)
So, what now?
What efficient (but affordable) machine could possibly take over the sacred duty of de-crumbing the Notes family carpets?
Really, I’m open to suggestions.