I needed a new vacuum cleaner. Spring was in the air and I wanted to start purging and cleaning. Seeking a new vacuum, I went to UTube for inspiration and review of vacuums.
My recent experience going to UTube for information turned out great. That was when I had to cook rice for 50 people. From a guy wearing a white turban I learned to first wash the rice three times before adding it to water and then baking it in an oven for an hour. The formula for the amount of water needed for the rice came from another chef. It turned out delicious. The left-overs went and came out of the freezer perfectly.
On UTube I compared vacuums and ended up buying one of the many versions sold by the Shark company. I knew I didn’t want a robot due to the true story of one of my neighbors who liked to brag about theirs until the vacuum ran over a pile of leavings from their cat. The clean up of that cat mess took hours.
But, the best thing that happened was to run across a UTube photo of a lovely woman who lives economically in her car. In her enthusiastic video of how she showers and gets exercise at a fitness center and how much money she saves by not paying rent, I became hooked and learned much more about how to live in a vehicle from the comments of others around the world.
People wanted to know where she parked and suggested places like industrial centers, worried about how she keeps warm in the winter, about her toilet options (truck stops offer the largest and most comprehensive showers).
In between a handful of good suggestions for her were these:
- come live with me
- I’m retired and have acreage
- I’d like to live with you
- move in with me
- you’re too beautiful to be living like this
- I’ll bet you’re not telling the truth
Comments were from people in the U.S., Finland, Australia, Alaska, a lot from Ohio.
Also, I learned that you can use the setting option under the UTube video if you want captions and therefore will be able to glean every word. Some UTube instructors don’t enunciate very well.
Best of all, I laughed so hard at the comments generated by the- woman-in-the car video. As for spring cleaning, the Tornado Shark has become my new best friend.
(A PhotoPin photo)