After I returned the humidifier yesterday, I had planned on picking up a little shop vac. I clean the pellet stove pretty regularly and am currently using the regular house vacuum cleaner to suck up all the stray ashes. I don’t think that’s a great idea, since ash is probably the world’s dirtiest thing. Well, ink is pretty dirty too. Okay, they are both dirty and both are fairly easy to make a serious mess with.
I walked around the Depot and couldn’t seem to locate the vacuum cleaners. I stopped to ask a guy who worked over near the floor tiles and he led me to a wall of various vacuums. I thanked him, walked over to the wall and took a look at what was available. Hmmm…I didn’t see any shop vacs.
I knew they were in the store, but figured that they were hidden over with the regular tools somewhere. After all, shop vacs aren’t really all that pretty and kind of deserve to be with the tools. They are more of a tool than a household appliance.
As I was making my way back to find what I was looking for, I came across a neatly situated aisle of air compressors. Now, I’ll tell you that I actually had two things on my list; a shop vac and an air compressor. I was going to get the shop vac because that would cost around $50, which is what the humidifier cost. My purchase would just cancel out the return. Simple algebra really.
I was going to walk right by the air compressors in an attempt to locate a Home Depot worker. I needed to find the shop vacs. I did almost get past the compressors, really I did. Then, I saw a little sign that said, “NEW LOWER PRICE – Was $149 – Now $89.99.” Wow, $89.99 didn’t really seem too bad for a nifty little Husky 6 gallon, 1.5 Hp, 135psi portable air compressor. I was forced to stop. I himmed and hawwed for a while and decided that it was in my best interest to get one of these cute little air compressors. I mean, there were about six of them in inventory and I knew that people were going to be running down the aisles soon to get one for themselves. I had to get one before they were all out.
I picked the box that I wanted. I usually go for the one way in the back because it’s not picked over by all the looky lous. I like a fresh box. I did notice that the package came with the compressor, an air hose and an attachment connector. I would need one of those joining connectors and a tire filler upper piece if I was going to be able to use the machine. I walked over and got the extra items. They were only a few bucks. I decided not to get the kit because that was around $20 and I didn’t feel that I needed all those extra pieces. I am a simple man with simple needs.
So, here are a few pics. Tell me what you think of her.
Did anyone notice my new license plate? Thank you Photoshop.