One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Our $2.00 Vacuum Cleaner

While I'm sitting here, waiting for the drill battery to charge, and my hubby to get back, I'll share another "funny" with you.

My husband bought us a sweeper at a garage sale for $2.00.  The problem with it, was that the power button would not work.

We took that thing apart, and had a horrible time figuring it out.  I told him how Mary Jane Butters once took a sweeper apart (I think I read it in a magazine maybe), and when she put it back together it worked.

It was when the weather was badly hot, and you know how grouchy two people get at the end of a work day when it's that hot.

Well, every time he could not get the problem solved, he'd hand me the sweeper and say, "okay Mary Jane Butters, you fix it!"  Ha ha ha ha!

We did get it fixed and it works great!  And it's bagless, so no more sweeper bags.  Yay!

The kids heard him and they started laughing.

1 comment:

Kim said...

We got to keep that sense of humor or life would be so boring!!