Update on the central vac.
The store replaced the powerhead and the hose under warranty. It turns out I have a lifetime warranty on this unit. It also turns out this particular model has had numerous problems with the powerhead and hose, and that is why I am now on powerhead number three.
A little nugget of information for the fellow Canadians out there. Mentioned to him about wanting a Dyson V8 cordless and right away he said NO. To fix any problems with it, you have to deal with the head office in the States.......and there will be problems he said. It's supposed to run for 40 minutes; it will when you first get it but over time it will run for less and less time. If you have weak hands/wrists (I do) you will find the unit heavy over time, as you are carrying the motor all the time.
So for the time being I am sticking with my central vac.
Update on the basement:
We are getting there slowly but surely. I have been doing some painting of the doors and trim work. We picked up a closet organizer for the closet in the back room, so "my" goal is to get dh to install it on Saturday so I can fill it up!!
I picked up floor paint for the furnace room, as it is still and will remain bare concrete. When painted though it cuts down on the dust. I also picked up paint for the bathroom down there, a terracotta colour. So I am hoping to get both areas painted this coming week.
"My" goal is to have everything done and carpet installed by the beginning of December. Realistically though before Christmas it should be done by.
Update on Christmas:
If I can clear out the spare bedroom, then I can actually see what I have bought already!!! As it's November I need to sort the Christmas Cards as well. I bought a lot of Family one's in the sales in January, but I need to sort out who I am sending them too. With the price of stamps rising again, I will be cutting right back to the bare minimum.
Update on me:
Well I am feeling a bit better, and have a little more energy. When I have energy I am using it. When I have only a little energy I don't do much. I have also discovered I can get more done in the morning and then rest up in the afternoon, when my energy level is low.
In the scheme of things, life is good, as the t-shirt says!!!