Anyway, the horrifying sight was my ceiling fan spewing dust from the top of the blades. Just one more thing that I've been telling myself for weeks that needs to be done. But then I remembered the new toy that my mom bought Tyson the Dyson last month. I've been meaning to try it out-- but well, you know, my People magazine comes every month and I only have so much free time.
So this morning I busted it out and gave it a go. And the verdict is.....fabulous. It swivels into a couple of different positions where it attaches to the cleaning wand so that you can change the angle. Perfect for on top, under, and around the fan blades --and it also got in and around all the little crevices in the globes for the lights. And because I'm practically a midget, it's also super great for getting the top of door jams, bookcases, and ledges.
Who knew cleaning accessories could be so fun? ME! And I've been trying to spread the word for years...I hope Tyson's not already too attached to this thingy because I may be sleeping with it under my pillow for awhile.