I guess it was really an amazing little sweeper, as one day it disappeared.
And I didn't go out and buy another. And I broke two vacuum cleaners.
I tend to get overwhelmed with stuff and put it off. You should see my to-do list. But finally I went over to the National Ace Hardware on Howell (It's an Ace, which I think is a buying coop, not a franchise, and thus qualifies as an independent. They are like Indie Bound taken to the next level.)
I might have bought one sooner, but I always looked in the wrong place. I thought they would be displayed like a vacuum cleaner, but the handle comes apart and it is packed into a box. They might have them at Downer Hardware too, but was too passive to ask. The folks there will be shocked, as I ask a lot.
I've been spending a lot of quality time with our new sweeper. Every bookstore should have one of these. Here's a picture of Anne doing the honors.