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Sunday, December 14, 2008


Time for the Roomba Report!  Because you know, you wanna' know!
You so totally have to get one of these.  We don't have carpet, only hard floors, with exception to the stairway to the play room.  So, I can't report about carpet.  But, I can say that having only hard floors is an open gateway for dust bunnies to float around -- constantly.
Very annoying to Farmer*sWife and to DH as well.  Hence, the sock dusting I do daily.  No more.  No more sock dusting.  ROOMBA ROCKS!!!
Last night I hid in the corner eaves (I was supposed to be getting ready for the party) so I could watch my little Roomba work.  DH finally drug me out of the house -- I could have watched it for hours.
We returned home and guess what?  Roomba had vacuumed the floors and then docked itself for a recharge!  AWESOME!!!  Today, I did my bedroom while making "muffin men" and cut out cookies with the kids.  Even under the bed!  I didn't have to swift today!
Then, while I washed dishes and cleaned the kitchen -- ROOMBA cleaned the crumby mess and all the colored sugar and sprinkles!  I felt like a team.  We were working together.  That little thing is like the energizer bunny too!  Keeps going and going and going.  It's been working for over an hour I'd say now between the bedroom and the kitchen and great room.
And, yes.  It gets really close and along the baseboards and under the cabinets.  It pays close attention to those details.  It will full circle the legs of beds and furniture.
I feel almost like I am two people.  We were at the party last night (which was fun and they finally got me to do some shots -- no tequila -- vodka, of course) and I was telling everyone about my Roomba.  "Hi FW?  What've you been up to?"  Me, "Oh, me?  Yeah, I'm vacuuming my house right now!"  Them, staring at me in awe of my "awe"someness that I can be in two places doing two separate things at one time.
Oh, and did I mention that Roomba is great entertainment for children?  Oh, yes.  They are so taken with it.  Farmer, Jr. says he wants to buy one for himself. ;-)  He and Lil'Gal are just following it around and get giddy when they see it pick up dirt and lint.  Roomba babysits too!  They should advertise that on the box!
So, there's the update.  I'm going to prepare Farmer, Jr.'s birthday party invitations, bill the notary jobs I was supposed to mail out yesterday, and print some coupons for my gargantuan grocery shopping list for tomorrow.
Happy Sunday!  The ROOMBA way!!! 



Dianne said...

I am loving how much you love your ROOMBA!!

you manage to make everything sound like a magical moment

that's so cool

you should vlog you and your ROOMBA dancing together ;)

Anonymous said...

glad it is such a smashing success! I wish you could move in with me for a while and teach me all your house-cleaning tricks. but then again, i don't. because i'm sure you'd be appalled at the shape my apartment is in. :( but again . . . happy for you!


Anonymous said...

It cracks me up that your kids love the Roomba nearly as much as you do. :) I've got some hardwood floors that would like to party with your Roomba!
It took me 42 years to discover that tequila shots are a good thing!
I noticed that you didn't give an update on the after-party, so I hope that means you didn't fall asleep as soon as you got home. ;) In the TMI department, no news is good news, right?

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

that is so cool, will it do dishes and make beds too?????

Farmer*swife said...

dianne hows the leg? You need a robot yourself around there, huh?

em I'd be happy to pop in and help you with your place!

kcinnova We totally crashed and burned after the party. Last night I was in bed by 9:PM. Just can't party like the old days, :-)

Gary, I just wish it could fold laundry too!

C said...

OK thank you for the update. Unfortunately my whole house, except my kitchen, is carpet. So I am not sure that your post will sell DH! I really want one though. Maybe I will have to accidentally slip on into my cart at Target huh?!

Lis Garrett said...

LOL! I love it!

We saw a Roomba in action not too long ago at Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Bridget was completely freaked out. As much as I would love to have one, I don't want to be the cause of her adult therapy sessions. ;-)

Real Live Lesbian said...

I am positively jealous! I want one!