I'm going to skip linking to the many entries I've made extolling the virtues of the Dyson Ball vacuum cleaner ("extolling" was for you, Kristen!)... but it's become an important symbol once again. Picture this: In Montana I plugged the vacuum into the wall in the kitchen and vacuumed my whole house.
In Illinois, I have to plug the vacuum into three different outlets to get the house cleaned. Does that mean that this house is 3 times bigger? It sure feels like it. Now, every time I vacuum the house I think of how much more compact that house was. And I miss it.