…you’ll have to see what it is when you get home from work.”
That’s what Read called to tell me last week. If you want to watch me go nuts, say you have a secret but you have to wait to tell me what it is. Read knows this and thinks it’s hilarious to hold out on me. All the way home I tried deciphering his clue.
In the middle of the living room was a big box, and inside, a kitten!
Just kidding. It was even better – a wedding present note and a roomba. AUGHHHHH!!!! Do you know how much I have wanted a roomba?! The little round vacuum that cleans your floors for you? It’s swept every floor in our house (one of them twice) since the weekend.
Here it is barreling down the hallway towards a cautious but curious cat…
The #1 question everyone asks is, “Does it work?”
Yes, it works beautifully. It cleans up all the pet hair and navigates really well from room to room. Best of all, it can be programmed to clean at a particular time. It will just roll out from its little charger house, vacuum the floors for 30 minutes or so, and return on its own to the charger.
If you want to watch it carefully navigate a complicated shape, here’s a video of someone’s roomba vacuuming the outline of their sleeping dog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph_o6qvRZak