January 3, 2017

So this is what 2017 looks like AND I now have my very own minion!

Rainy and clean.

It has been raining for what seems like an eon.  And there's no end in sight.  Well, the weather people claim that it will only rain for a couple more days; but at this point I don't believe them.

At any rate, I splurged on something a few days ago.  I have been coveting one for the past couple of years now.  The Husband thought I was crazy.  He also assumed that it didn't work as advertised and lamented how lazy we are becoming as a people.

This year, I thought, was THE year.  I pooh-poohed The Husband's doubt and did it.

I bought an iRobot Roomba.  The Husband was stunned.  And convinced that I would be returning my new minion after it didn't do what it should.  He also moaned about laziness again.  Yet, here's the deal - we aren't necessarily lazy but we ARE busy people.

We both work full time and despite the best intentions, vacuuming does not get done as often as it should.  With this thing, I can turn it on in the morning and come home to clean floors.  What could be better than that?

The Husband finally saw the Roomba in action the other day and I think he was duly impressed as he kept asking me how it knew to return to it's dock when it was done and other random questions.  I am head over heels in love with this thing.

It is so cool to watch it head out to do it's job.  It's cool to be in another room and have it come around the corner whirring away.  And it is extremely cool to have my floors clean EVERY DAY!  So far this thing has been worth every penny.  And when you do the cost per (daily) use; it's actually worth it.

We have discovered that we DO need to close a few doors.  I turned it on the other day before we left the house and when we came home we couldn't find it anywhere.  Eventually, it was discovered in The Husband's closet where it had somehow become trapped.  After that incident, it was determined that the closet and Man-Child's pigsty room need to be closed off since for whatever reason (laziness?) there is stuff all over the floors in those two areas - ah well, at least the mess is confined to those two areas that I don't have to look at every day.

Today I came home and found it tangled up in a extra long tablecloth that I have put off hemming.  I guess I need to go ahead and hem that sucker?  See?  This thing isn't making me lazier - it's making me more productive.

I have my very own minion - it makes me unbelievably happy.

I understand they have a different one that will also mop the floors for you...I may have to look into that.  Now if only they had a robot that could clean the bathroom and do the laundry...

Happy New Year to you all - let's make 2017 a great year filled with kindness and love.



  1. Wow! That sounds like a great investment to me. Not to mention that it makes you so happy. I might have to check into one of those myself. :-)

  2. I need one of those! Vacuuming is my most hated chore, I don't know why, but I will put it off forever. I need a minion!

  3. I surprised myself recently by actually thinking of doing this. I feel very happy just listening to my new automatic icemaker do its job, so imagine how great this would make me feel!

    But I have read a couple of truly horrific stories involving Roombas and pet poop...

  4. So basically, your minion works if the floors are free of large items, such as dirty socks, and tablecloths, or if curtains are not too long, and any door you want to keep minions out are closed. It wouldn't work in our house, though because I tend to leave my socks on the floor and my wife likes long curtains.

    Rudy Swanson @ HAAKER