I waffled between being extremely busy and then unrequitably bored repeatedly over the last few weeks. Perhaps many, many of you noticed the distinct lack of postings from this general vicinity, and saw the
outright lies perfectly reasonable explanation offered up by Techie. Well, I am back, baby! and here to tell you all about the…or at least talk about…okay, well, to entertain you this weekend!
In one of the moments of sitting around boredom, I was thinking about how much the lack of weekend content sucked. I mean, the weekend before, you got to think about what had happened to in home intercom systems, systems installed throughout a house. Really sucks; installed throughout the house. And there went the light bulb! Central in-home vacuums! Where did those things go?
A good buddy of mine in high school had one of these gizmos built into his house, well, his mom’s house I suppose. They never used it, instead they simply used a plain, mortal vacuum like the rest of us. The only reason that I ever realized there was such a thing was that one day we were in the garage working on his car, and I noticed this giant metal shop-vac looking think over next to the hot water heater, and then realized it was piped into the house. My buddy said that he thought maybe it still worked, but dragging the hoses from room to room was more trouble than it was worth. Knowing that the vacuum system existed brought the little outlets into my awareness, and I will admit that I always had some curiosity to see it in action. Somehow it seemed interesting in a bank teller tube machine sort of way to have a suction system throughout the house. But what ever happened to the central vacuum systems?