I am cleaning the house.
Vacuuming everywhere. I am using a small shop vac, and I notice some additional
lint under the water bed, stuck to the sideboards. As I lift the sheets to see
what's under there I kinda swing my head and my ponytail gets SUCKED UP
INTO THE INTAKE AIR OF THE VAC'S MOTOR! The whole vacuum cleaner is NOW STUCK TO THE TOP OF MY HEAD. And I can't
First thoughts: Fire? Unplug
immediately! OK. Safe. But no one is home. I am on the floor on my hands and
knees and can't get up 'cause the weight is too great. So I decide to separate
the motor from the dirt storage container. I now can see a filter full
of dog hairs, lint and whatever else out of the corner of my eye. UCK!
Need to get outside! Immediately!
So I carry the vac out, still
attached to the top of my head. I find a
mirror and am trying to see where my hair went, and how much is gone. I notice some screws. Cool! I get
the battery drill and start dismantling the vac. Off goes the plastic
protection thing. Now there's a shaft with a bolt. Off goes all that. Soon I am
down to the plastic protection for the motor. I manage to somehow separate it
and now there's wires. UCK! So I get the wire clippers and start cutting. Off
goes the cord. Off go all connections, but the motor is still stuck to my
Now what? Lubrication!! I get
baby oil. Lots of baby oil and pour it in the motor, but my hair will not
budge. Hair conditioner! I pour that on too, and my hair still will not budge.
So? I need a fork. I can fork it out! Ha ha! No good either.
After one hour with my arms
in the air over my head, they are starting to shake and I am thinking my hair
is no longer so important. So off it goes with a razor. Now I have the motor in
hand and I can see there was NO hope. So back to work. . . .except I now do not
have a vac.
-- Doreen Komocar