Thursday, 29 December 2016

Oh I do miss Henry

I loved him so much, he always had a smile on his face and he worked hard without complaint.
He was very experienced and happy upstairs and down, the only place he didn't want to do it was on the stairs themselves.
So I was cruel, I was unfaithful, but I wanted to have my cake and eat it. A couple of years ago at Christmas I asked my L&M for a small powerful handheld vacuum to use on the stairs, I wanted this as well as Henry.

Never one to do anything by halves he bought me a GTECH Air RAM cordless vacuum along with the small handheld version.
I'm sure the GTECH is a great piece of kit if you are bald and never have children in the house, for me it is useless, I have to strip it down every couple of weeks to unravel the hair caught in the rollers. It doesn't pick up the bits of paper left after the children have finished cutting and sticking so I have to sweep the floor with a brush and dustpan. As for the small handheld vacuum, it isn't powerful enough to clean the stairs.
So my poor Henry went to a new home and I deeply regret my unkindness to him.

5 comments:

galant said...

We had a cordless vacuum last year and I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. For a day, that is. It was totally useless! They simply are not powerful enough to do the job. It's like asking someone who has barely run for the bus to run in a marathon. Unable to cope. Poor Henry ...
Indeed, when we had our new carpet laid in our bedroom in the summer, the chaps brought in a Henry to clean up after themselves. I'd never seen workmen so thorough! So I asked them about Henry and they said that it was the only vacuum cleaner they would ever use - it was slung in and out of their van and coped with everything it was asked to do. What a shame you gave your dear Henry away. Stairs are a pig to clean, I know, but only something with powerful suction will do a proper job. We still have an unwieldy Dyson which tends to topple over at the slightest provocation, but at least it sucks up the dirt!
Margaret P

Frugal in the Valley said...

He has such a sweet face.

learning slowly said...

we bought a G Tech about a year ago. The big one is ok as long as Henry gets all my hair up first. Yhe smaller one is useless. It has hardly any suction at all. Very sisappointed in both. Give me Henry anytime!!!!!!!

Lyssa Medana said...

Hi, I've sent you an email. x

Lyssa Medana said...

We have a G Tech and I never even considered it for the stairs.

x