It must be a sign. My vacuum choked. Again. It’s the second one I’ve killed in the last 2 years. I managed to keep the previous 2 alive for a total of about 8 years. We don’t like each other, these vacuums and me. The first was probably the most expensive. I started buying cheaper ones after that – surely that isn’t the reason. These last 2 have been the bagless type. I refuse to go with a bag system again. Can’t stand the things. But I also don’t want to buy an expensive bagless ones since I seem to have an amazing propensity to kill the things. Do I have something against house cleaning? Don’t answer that. It’s a rhetorical question.