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March 25, 2016

jiggity jig, gramma saves the day again, & steroids
posted by soe 2:05 am

Three beautiful things from my past week:

1. Rudi finally came home.

2. Our vacuum cleaner died, but I’d never gotten rid of the 30-year-old hand-me-down from my grandmother (who’d never gotten rid of it after, I’m guessing, my mother gave her a newer, lighter model as a gift) after Rudi and I moved in together. It’s been sitting in my parents’ basement for 13 years, but now it’s sitting in our basement, sucking up cat fur and kitty litter.

3. Sarah and I went to see the Indigo Girls last week. I noticed that Emily, whose voice is normally beautifully high and clear and one of my favorites, was not sounding dissimilar from Johnny Cash’s waver on his final album. “Oh, no!” I thought. “She blew out her voice.” But she and Amy shared they’ve been sick and that Emily was currently on steroids. “I’m so sorry about my voice,” she bemoaned. I wanted to shout down to her that I was delighted she was sick, because that was so much better than the alternative, but that just seemed extremely rude and insensitive (and a way to guarantee that Sarah would never ask me to go with her to a show again).

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 3 Comments.

I loved these things!! I bet her vac was an electrolux. The old ones were so great, but not now.

Comment by Nan 03.26.16 @ 7:18 pm

It’s an old Eureka vac. It replaces a newer version of the same vac (e.g. belts and bags are interchangeable). The old vac has a lot more metal and is tougher to maneuver, but it works – and that’s the selling point right now.

Comment by Rudi 03.28.16 @ 10:17 pm

@Nan: As Rudi says, it’s a Eureka. We’ve just kicked the one Rudi bought 20 years ago after college, so I’m hopeful this one will last us a little while as we save up some funds to buy a new one.

Comment by soe 04.02.16 @ 1:17 am