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October 13, 2011

A Week in the Life, Day 4

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Are you getting bored with my life yet?  It is getting harder to keep bringing you different aspects of day-to-day here in Suburbia, but I’m still keeping up with Adventuroo’s challenge!  I do have another collection from my day – but darn it, I forgot to take food  pictures at all today!  Well, here’s Thursday.

The day started off dreary and rainy, stayed overcast most of the day.  Tomorrow isn’t looking much better according to weather.com:


I’ve showed you a bit of morning and a bit of work already this week, so today I’ve got some stuff from the afternoon hours.  Guess what!  Hubby closed the pool today!  Hallellujah!

Teddy and Daphne had a game of tug-of-war:

There is but a tiny hint of the fur that regularly coats my home visible in this photo.  I’m considering investing in a Dyson vacuum cleaner to help in this respect;  any opinions about that?

While Sarah usually camps out in the kitchen to do her homework, this is where you’ll normally find Meghan doing hers:

I should’ve taken this picture from a wider view to give you the clearer picture of the teenage bedroom, but I wouldn’t want my readers to barf at the sight!  Meghan has a short time on Thursdays to get some homework in before heading to the studio for several hours of dance classes, including one where she is assistant to the dance teacher.
Driving practice on the way to dance:
See you later, Meghan!

On more trip out for me on this particular evening.  The girls’ high school was having a “college night” for parents of juniors to help us all in getting ready for the applications process and let us know the things we should be doing to make things slightly less stressful for senior year.


There was a panel of guidance counselors and admissions counselors from local colleges there to give us some insight.  It all sounds very exciting and daunting at the same time!

That was Thursday – I’ll be back again tomorrow with Friday (TGIF!)


  1. I have a Dyson, had it for 5 years. I like it okay but I think it could be better. In fact, I bet they make a better one now.

    Comment by Becky Sue — October 13, 2011 @ 10:43 pm | Reply

    • I just don’t know what to do. I’m hearing mixed reviews. It’s a lot of money for a not sure thing.

      Comment by Karma — October 14, 2011 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  2. We just replaced our Dyson with a Bissell recently. I liked the Dyson, but what I absolutely hated about it were the PLASTIC screws that held the cover for the brush on, and they wear out pretty easily. You would think for that kind of money, they could use real screws, but ALL the Dysons we looked at, have plastic ones. Very disappointing. So just for that reason, I wouldn’t recommend one. Do some research about what vacuums got a good rating for pet hair, I bet you can find a really good one for less money (and better made) than a Dyson.

    I think Sarah and Melissa would get along really well… Melissa spends most of her time at home on her bed, and her room is at LEAST as messy as Sarah’s! Does she claim that she can’t find anything when it’s cleaned up? Melissa does!

    Comment by thedailyclick — October 14, 2011 @ 6:26 am | Reply

    • So hard to know what to do! Any vacuum brand new will seem good, but I am just so sick of burning them out – and our dogs will be with us for many more years.

      Meghan is actually my older daughter that you see in this shot (Sarah is the younger, seen in Monday’s post). Meghan is ALWAYS in her room when she’s actually home. Meghan can never find anything, whether the room is clean or dirty, and claims she “doesn’t have time to clean up or put her laundry away” – yet there is always time for the boyfriend. Funny how that works!

      Comment by Karma — October 14, 2011 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

  3. That auditorium hasn’t changed much in 23 years! We really like our Oreck vacuum cleaner. In fact, vacuuming was my husband’s job until we go the Oreck. Now I like that vacuum enough that I actually will relieve him of his vacuuming duties once in a while. 😉

    And the teenage room — ugh! I do not look forward to those days.

    Comment by Andrea L — October 14, 2011 @ 9:30 am | Reply

    • No, I don’t think it has changed at all! Things will sure look different next year when the new Minnechaug opens.

      Comment by Karma — October 14, 2011 @ 4:27 pm | Reply

  4. I’ve had a Dyson for years. I loved it at first but let’s be honest. It DOES lose suction. I’m due for a new vacuum soon. I will probably get a new Dyson or LG. It’s funny because I always think I take too many pictures of my food! My fave picture of the day? Your daughter walking to dance class. I just love the composition.

    Comment by Fadra — October 14, 2011 @ 9:54 am | Reply

    • Thanks so much Fadra for stopping by and commenting.
      You know I just saw an LG on clearance in Home Depot when I was out shopping and wondered about it. I wonder how it is on pet hair!
      That picture of walking in to dance class could be taken on almost any day of the week she is there so often, LOL! Thank you.

      Comment by Karma — October 14, 2011 @ 4:29 pm | Reply

  5. I have an LG and I absolutely love it. It does a great job on all our dog and cat hair, of which we have an endless supply. Also more cost-friendly than Dyson.

    Comment by Carol — October 14, 2011 @ 10:20 am | Reply

    • OOh, good to know Carol. I actually just saw an LG on clearance at Home Depot yesterday. Maybe I will go look and see if it is still there!

      Comment by Karma — October 14, 2011 @ 4:30 pm | Reply

  6. I’m glad that we are past the teen stage.(We’re empty nesters now). I don’t know about the Dyson, we have a Rainbow. We’ve had it for 20+ years and it is still going strong!

    Comment by tedgriffith — October 14, 2011 @ 12:09 pm | Reply

    • Funny, I’d never heard of Rainbow until yesterday and now here you are commenting on it today. I was in Home Depot looking at the Dysons when a lady saw me and said, “Best investment you’ll ever make.” She then went on to tell me how she and her husband bought a Rainbow when they were first married and she would still be using it if they hadn’t moved to a two-story home. She just didn’t want to lug the Rainbow up and down the stairs anymore.

      Comment by Karma — October 14, 2011 @ 4:32 pm | Reply

      • When we first bought the Rainbow we were in a 2 story home, and it wasn’t any harder to take up and down the stairs than any other vacumn that we have owned. What I have liked is that I’ve only bought 1 in 20 years and unless something drastic happens, this is the last one we’ll have. Definitely not disposable.

        Comment by tedgriffith — October 14, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

  7. I still love my Dyson! Mine never loses suction – I was surprised by the comment that they do. Another thing I love about them is how modular they are. They are extremely easy to take apart if by chance you do manage to suck up something too big and clog it. (Very hard to do.) My trouble with other vacuums was always that little 90 degree elbow near the bottom where the suction tube goes towards the brush. That thing always got clogged and was impossible to get at. The elbow on the Dyson is on modular piece that you can pop out and clean. But I’ve never had to!

    I also love the picture of Meghan walking into the dance studio!

    Comment by JenniferA — October 16, 2011 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

    • I just don’t know what to do. The reason for me for spending money on the Dyson would be to have something that lasts; it is hard to know if that would be the case in a house with a collie that sheds in clumps! One way or another, I’m getting a new vacuum – the current one is now falling apart.

      Comment by Karma — October 16, 2011 @ 7:53 pm | Reply

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