Our vacuum was pretty sad anyway and we knew it was not long for this world. Years ago, one of the plastic wheels broke off but it still slid around pretty well. The retractable cord took a few years off from retracting then surprised us one day by slithering wildly into place. Duct tape covers a crack in the hose and last year the other wheel went and the canister was on its belly, but still sucked dust. Now, it just plain sucks.
But enough of this- it's 6:35 and I have to go to bed!
Oh, this is what J and Ameranth did this afternoon while I was shopping (they went together in the morning)