So I have been in a cleaning frenzy since about 6 a.m. -- Why? Because I've got a house full of people coming over tomorrow and the house needs to be sparkly. So, I removed the couch cushions and got busy vacumming underneath them. Apparently, when I moved something I managed to knock a dust cloth onto the floor, and in moving the vacuum, put it right on top of the dustcloth without noticing. The vacuum attempted to suck up the dustcloth. And I was oblivious. Until smoke started pouring out.
Joy. I turned off the vacuum and unplugged it from the wall and removed the offending object. And the smoke continued to billow. I'm not sure if I've just seriously messed up the belt (its kind of a rubbery smelling smoke) or if I've melted the inner workings. Either way, this was NOT something I planned on.
The Princess is heading over to BFF's house to borrow her vacuum so that I don't have to worry about trying to get that handled today. Its frustrating because with either a repair or a replacement I wasn't planning on this expense at this time!!!! And I LOVED my vacuum! Its lasted longer than anyone I've ever had! Okay, I'm going to go sulk a bit more now.
Oh, and just so you know, the moral of this story is to not start vacuuming before you've had a full pot of coffee. Because apparently, you just end up setting stuff on fire. Sigh.