I bought myself a present earlier in the week: an electric blower. I have this weird obsession over sweeping the floors at the barn. Hay, dirt, and miscellaneous stuff all over the floor really drives me nuts.
The thing is, sweeping takes a long time and it isn't really that great. Plus, someone always walks a horse down the aisle or mucks a stall or carries hay through the barn as soon as I'm done, and all my hard work goes to waste. My new electric blower, however, shows the dirt the door...literally, and it only takes a couple minutes to clean the whole barn, so I don't even mind if someone gets it dirty right after.
Best part of the whole story is that I bought it at a liquidation sale at a local home improvement store for $20!