May 31st, 2009

violet - incredibles

Good experience with Dyson

So, for those of you that remember the Great Washer Saga, I was a little apprehensive about calling Dyson when my DC17 Animal started making evil noises (after I sucked up the corner of the comforter).

I finally called them on Thursday. After a not too long wait time I got a nice woman on the phone, who listened to what was going on, walked me through some VERY easy steps of taking out the roller and drive belt, and helped me diagnose the problem. Turns out we needed a new belt, but since they redesigned the belt-brush combo since we bought the thing, Dyson is sending us a new belt and brush for free! How totally awesome is that? Should ship out soon and be to us soon.

Also, I love that it was that easy to take apart the vacuum (didn't even need a screwdriver) and to find the serial number (it's under the canister). So well designed!

I hope this vacuum lasts us many more years, but when it finally breaks down I have a feeling we'll be buying another Dyson.
Dr. Horrible Boogie

Great Weekend

Had a really great weekend.

Saturday lordaerith and I went with some friends down to New Braunfels to float the river. We did the River Sports Tubes "Long Float". It was a ton of fun! I just wish that the HEBs close to where our group had their meeting spot had had Strongbow in a can (no glass on the river). Just a fun, silly time on the river with friends, booze, and sun for 4.5 hours. Saw two cows and a turtle. Got a little burnt in places where I missed applying and reapplying sunscreen. And afterwards, BBQ at Rudy's where we consumed meat with vigor.

Today we went to rkentspeth and danamongden's handfasting ceremony. It was very beautiful and touching. Took lots of pictures of them looking all googly-eyed at each other. Afterwards went out to dinner at a local pub and made friends with felisviolaceous's adorable daughter. We bonded over dragons.

Also played some WoW on Friday and Saturday nights with Aerith and gailmom. TeamSpeak doesn't seem to like my new headset. *pout* But am very happy to have left-handed gaming mouse with extra buttons :) Just wish it was slightly more Mac compatible.

Finished reading A Canticle for Leibowitz. Good book. Still scarily relevant about 50 years later.