On Monday, I was doing our usual weekly vacuum when the stick on our upright started feeling oddly loose. Then it just plain snapped off. The damage was irreparable. Even our kiddo, who loves to poke anything with switches and knobs, seemed to assess that we needed a new vacuum. So, the husband read a ton of reviews (Amazon is really less than helpful in that area) and we finally decided on the newer version of our old vacuum. The new machine promises less of a "hair wrap." We shall see.
Here's what else has my attention at the moment.