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Post# 385707   2/10/2018 at 02:14 (281 days old) by Brad845 (Harlan, Kentucky)        

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In Oct of 2016 my house burned leaving me homeless and vacuumless. It was a total loss, I recently started back collecting welcome the first start of my collection I paid $5!

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Post# 385711 , Reply# 1   2/10/2018 at 07:21 (281 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Oh how awful

I hope you find everything you ever wanted.

Post# 385712 , Reply# 2   2/10/2018 at 07:45 (281 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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So very sorry to hear! Great start!

Post# 385718 , Reply# 3   2/10/2018 at 08:46 (281 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Sorry to hear this.Now that you need more vacs I need LESS.I have been sorting to prepare to downsize and many modern and vintage vacs need to GO with many prices at $0--$20.Big selection of mostly quality vacs as opposed to Chinese colored plastic.
CALL ME!---423-268-4841
Jimmy,Elizabethton TN(easy drive from KY)

Post# 385730 , Reply# 4   2/10/2018 at 10:19 (281 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I hate to hear of your loss but I'm glad you weren't injured. Most stuff is replaceable, after all.

Post# 385736 , Reply# 5   2/10/2018 at 11:01 (281 days old) by Paul (MN)        


I'm sorry for your loss but glad that the fire didn't claim you and you're now on the rebound.

Check out Jimmy's fleet. Good stuff. If I weren't so far away I'd go there again and get more.

(Any Minnesotans, Wisconsinites, or Iowans want to make a shared expenses trip? Anyone have a hitch for a trailer? Email me.)

Post# 385739 , Reply# 6   2/10/2018 at 12:37 (280 days old) by Brad845 (Harlan, Kentucky)        
Thanks everyone!

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Jimmy, I'll get up with you when I have more money. I'm pretty close about hour and half. I've been wanting another Electrolux canister and maybe some type of Hoover. But I like them all, I don't discriminate lol

Post# 385740 , Reply# 7   2/10/2018 at 12:41 (280 days old) by Brad845 (Harlan, Kentucky)        

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Was a total loss and no insurance unfortunately.

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Post# 385743 , Reply# 8   2/10/2018 at 14:43 (280 days old) by jpsbgt (Oregon )        

Iím sure we all could help him a bit with the donation of a Vacuum to help rebuild his collection a bit

Post# 385745 , Reply# 9   2/10/2018 at 15:09 (280 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


What a tragedy. Sorry to hear about it. If you'll send me your address via private message I'll see what I can rustle up to send you.


As others have said, you do have your life and health. Material things -- horrifically tragic as it is to lose them -- can be replaced.

Post# 385859 , Reply# 10   2/11/2018 at 21:54 (279 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        

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Post# 385862 , Reply# 11   2/11/2018 at 23:18 (279 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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So sorry about that. It mustíve been hard losing everything you had but Iím hoping everythingís going very well. 👍

Post# 385863 , Reply# 12   2/11/2018 at 23:18 (279 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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And I love your Singer Twin fan! I have one too!

Post# 385958 , Reply# 13   2/13/2018 at 14:00 (277 days old) by Brad845 (Harlan, Kentucky)        
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I received news today after it has been 2 years that I have entered stage 3 renal failure with diffused alveolar hemorrhage from my IG4 variant Anti GBM autoimmune. No dialysis for right now, just a few symptoms, at least I've already pulled through it once!

Post# 385959 , Reply# 14   2/13/2018 at 14:03 (277 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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So sorry to hear about your health right now!

But... speaking of rebuilding your vacuum cleaner collection, look what I just got last Sunday night!


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Post# 385961 , Reply# 15   2/13/2018 at 14:19 (277 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Wow Brad!

As if you didn't have enough to deal with.

Sending healing beams your way...

Post# 385970 , Reply# 16   2/13/2018 at 16:42 (277 days old) by Brad845 (Harlan, Kentucky)        
Thanks so much!

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I love that Kirby classic 😍 Kirbys are my favorite I did get to keep 1 Kirby 3rd gen it was at my parents house. I know right I'll get through it I'm fine! But yes thoughts please. The chemo is a very low dose so I don't have any side effects usually. Any new Electrolux anyone?

Post# 385971 , Reply# 17   2/13/2018 at 16:59 (277 days old) by Brad845 (Harlan, Kentucky)        

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I can't message anyone Electrolux137 but I can put it here

Brad Hobbs
1102 Balkan Rd
Pineville, KY

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