Parental Hearing – The Oxymoron
24 – Cue the Music

Machine go vroom

Oooh, I just ordered me a Roomba!  *cackle cackle – wrings hands together in glee*  For those of you unfamiliar with the Roomba it is a robotic vacuum.  It will vacuum your floors for you without you having to do anything.  I can’t wait to get my hands on this puppy.  We have an older home with wood floors, and between the cracks around windows and doors that happens with age and the lack of carpeting to camouflage dirt, there are a lot of dust bunnies necking in the shadowed corners of the rooms (like frickin’ teenagers, they are!).  I am so excited!  I envision gleaming floors, spotless rooms, the little robot trailing after the kid and the cats scooping up every crumb.  Oh beauty, thou name is technology.  I know this all seems very June Cleaver and I normally am NOT the type to get excited over cleaning products (I’d rather garden or tinker with shit), but if this saves me from having to vacuum every other fucking day I will be a very happy homemaker.  I may even put on a flippin’ apron!  (Probably won’t stay on, though, if Keen has anything to do with it.)

On other fronts, I’m STILL waiting for a new roof.  Blasted rain.  I just checked in with the roofers and they’re estimating another week and a half.  But MAYBE I’ll get the Roomba by the time they start!  A new roof should generate dust, right?   *bwa ha ha!*  Ah, new toys.  What’s more fun?         - the weirdgirl



Please let us know if those Roombas *actually* work.


Those things always looked so cool...I hope it works out for you!


I have an older model, and yes, it works. But they work best on hardwood floors, and if you don't have a lot of tassles or wires on the floor. We are that much closer to the world of the Jetsons.

The Phoenix

What's more fun is the sound of pounding hammers above you at 6:00 AM. That, and your very happy neighbors.


I have just the apron for you.

i just got one the other day. it was 15bucks...which about all I could afford at that god dammed store.

the weirdgirl

I will be posting an update later on the performance for all of you who are interested. (And if I pick up a new apron maybe I'll post a picture.)

And considering the amount of work our neighbors have done on their house in the past few years, none of them can complain!


Oooohh.... I've seriously considered a Roomba. Vaccuuming + freaking out the dog has got to be good, right? Lemme know how it works!

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