Went to The French Store, got everything on my list and nothing more. Ditto Safeway, except for a couple of small items.
Finally got access to the ev2k.tv site and made a couple of changes for the friend of a friend whose project it is.
Took the new vacuum apart and yup, the belt was broken. Sheesh. I used it for maybe 10 minutes.
And now back to watching Volver.