Townhouse living comes with stairs! Lots and lots of stairs!
I have 2 full flights of stairs that connect the 3 townhouse levels, and 4 steps from the front door to the first floor. That does not include the outside steps from the parking lot to the front door - of which there are 16. Yes, we have taken our fair share of steps over the last 25 years in this townhouse. I have the leg muscles to prove it.
But steps are not the topic of this post.
I am the proud owner of an upstairs vacuum cleaner and a downstairs vacuum cleaner. And not just any vacuums ... two Dyson vacuums!! (Now you know why I called this post the Upstairs and Downstairs help. Who would open a posting that said Vacuums!)
This is not an ad for Dyson products.
I am not being compensated for saying these things.
But I am thrilled with the product line and now that I have a new second one,
I am enthused all over again.
So just humor me!
My first Dyson (we will call her Bertha) is a DC17 Absolute Animal - yep, that is the actual name.
She's a big lady. And she has cleaned faithfully with no upkeep for 5 years. I only recently washed the filter that they said should be washed yearly.
Bertha is a workhorse machine for all 3 levels of this townhouse. With 2 cats and 3 dogs now - Absolute Animal Bertha has been one terrific machine.
Look at those muscles!!
But now that my mom lives here, we put in a stair glide from the first to the second floor.
Bertha and me ... we have made many perilous trips together up and down this narrowed flight of steps, and each time I thought ... there isn't enough room for Bertha and Harold (the Acorn stair glide) and me on this set of stairs.
This is an accident just waiting to happen, and I knew Harold would feel badly if it did!!
So last week I went out to purchase another vacuum, and, of course, is was a Dyson.
This time I got a smaller more lightweight model called DC25 Animal (lets call him Oscar). Oscar has the new Ball technology for easy steering. He is a gem of a machine. Oscar is the upstairs help and Bertha is the downstairs help.
We are all happy!
Thank you for reading.
Elaine (retired knitter), Bertha, Harold and Oscar
PS - Someday I hope to add to the help by finding someone else to push Bertha and Oscar around.