My New Pet


Because I was becoming completely OCD about the floors and any dust that would settle on them. Which is a lot. They are dark floors, after all. One can’t sustainably sweep 6 times a day. Clearly I didn’t think that one through.

But my little Roomba keeps everything neat and tidy. And it’s not nearly as loud as it sounds in the video. You can schedule it to run on its own at a preset time. But only once a day. WTF? I run it 3-4 times a day right now (Kris and Brock think that will decrease as the newness wears off. I think they underestimate me).

So far it’s been just perfect ~ always finds it’s docking station, makes happy little noises, and keeps me company when I’m cleaning. I know that probably sounds strange, but it’s always more fun to have someone working alongside you. Roomba does the trick for me. I’m thinking about dressing it up for Halloween and maybe decorating it with ornaments at Christmas.

No Responses to “My New Pet”

  1. rob
    August 28, 2008 at 12:21 am #

    Woooow I want one! Thats fantastic. as for keping you company I can go with that (its called a roomba?) I need never see anyone again :o)) With reference to to dusting howabout a high level to low level rotating and blowing vacuum cleaner (a contradiction in terms if ever there was one? )that also positively charges the dust particles as they pass through ( which they eventually will and then ) and then charge the floor negatively and they will settle on to the floor and be picked up by the (you guessed it? Rooommmba)or mabe a negatively charded vacuum cleaner ( using vacuum “no really ” ):o(( just a thought maybe the same vacuum could be used in cycles.

  2. foghat
    August 27, 2008 at 8:52 pm #

    Isn’t technology great!

  3. cyberangel
    August 27, 2008 at 8:21 am #

    Now if they could just invent one that dusts for you