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I did some cleaning in the house tonight.  Daughter is having a birthday party Saturday and inviting a raft full of friends.  She doesn’t like the house to be messy when her friends come over, so we have to give our offerings to the Goddess of Cleanliness.  I swept our wood and tile floors (we have no other kind).  Hubby prefers to vacuum the floors because the dirt and giant cat hair tumbleweeds are sucked directly away, whereas with sweeping, you have to chase the cat hair tumbleweeds across the floor.  There’s a benefit to sweeping though and it’s the reason I’ll choose a broom over a vacuum cleaner 85 percent of the time.  The broom is quiet, zen-like.