Quick, before I get Sidetrack'd

A vacuum story

Thoughtfully penned on July 23rd, 2009 and generally concerning Giving Thanks, God's at Work in My Life, Housework, Of games and good things

About three weeks ago our vacuum (which has served us pretty well during these 8+ years of marriage) died a smoky death as it cleaned out the dryer vent. With a preschooler and a crazy toddler roaming around this place we really can’t do without a vacuum for even a short period of time, so the search began.

Matt did some research, and we did some shopping, and we settled on a small canister vac that would serve our needs. All the while I dreamed and drooled over the Dyson vacuum that I would love to have but just wasn’t in the budget.

Then…a week after we purchased our vacuum I was notified by 5 Minutes for Mom that I was randomly selected as the winner of their Dyson DC25 giveaway. I was so excited! Matt, being the resident skeptic, was, well, a bit skeptical in the “I’ll believe it when I see it” sort of way.

The following Tuesday our new vacuum arrived. We excitedly opened the box expecting to put together the new toy vacuum and try it. We were unpleasantly surprised to find that the box did not contain the vacuum attachments or, more importantly, the front part of the vacuum (you know, the part that touches the floor and picks up the dirt).

On Wednesday morning I set out to find a way to remedy the situation. I e-mailed the prize coordinator at 5M4M and she got in touch with the PR rep for Dyson. I expected to receive an e-mail saying that they would ship me the missing parts and we would live happily with our new, fully assembled vacuum. When the PR rep contacted me, he was extremely apologetic for the problem and offered, not to get me the missing parts, but to upgrade us to a DC28, Dyson’s most powerful vacuum!

Our new vacuum arrived on Tuesday, and Tuesday night we put it together and tried it. From our first run, I think this is a great vacuum!

God is so good! A super-dooper vacuum was not something we had to have, but is definitely something for which we are thankful. God knows all of our wants and needs, the big and the small, and provides for us in ways that we couldn’t even imagine.

Noise from the peanut gallery

  1. GOD IS GOOD! I couldn’t believe the story when I heard it!!! I just can’t say it enough- I am so happy for y’all!!! :) WOO HOO!

  2. God works in ways we can’t even imagine!!! Feel free to bring that vacuum, two houses down and use it all you want at my house ;)

  3. Wow! How exciting! So glad you won, and at such a perfect time.

  4. Oh wow! How awesome! I came over to you from Lu’s blog. I know so many of your family that I thought I might as well get to knowing you too. I too have swooned over a Dyson. I remember the days when I would have laughed at the thought of swooning over a vacuum cleaner..


  5. You may HAVE TO HAVE it w/#3! LOL Glad it all worked out so well!

  6. That’s an amazing story that doesn’t make me jealous at all…. :)