Now we have a new carpet, is our thirty year old vacuum cleaner appropriate? Well, yes, it works. But indulge me.
After the tv and pvr upheaval when they all had to be disconnected, I rescanned tv stations and there are some new ones. Channel 94 seems to be devoted to products to buy. While I was tv fiddling today, I noticed in the programme guide that 94 had a one hour show on the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, and I was mesmerised. Gattina has her Oscar, that is a similar product, to mow her grass. Her alternative to her Oscar was along the lines of Lady Chatterley. I agree with her. Her Oscar is easier than a hulky gardener.
I think I should have a Roomba.
There are issues though. Firstly the time saving where you can sit on the terrace with a drink and read a book while the Roomba does the work is problematic. I don't drink during the day, I rarely read books, in spite of my e book reader and I would find the Roomba far to interesting to watch and I would constantly monitor what it is doing and checking if it missed an area. R has said to me in the past, the washing machine is automatic, you don't need to check what it is doing every ten minutes.
Problem two, although it will clean hard surfaces such as patio tiles, dare I trust its technology to not go over the edge of the balcony if I set it free there? A brand new Roomba smashed up after a multi storey fall would be sad.
Three, our carpet really only has to be cleaned to pick up lint from clothing, mostly black socks. Will Roomba pick up lint well when our old but powerful vacuum struggles to do so? I've heard women pick up the lint on the carpet as they vacuum whereas blokes go back and forth, back and forth until the damn thing picks up the lint. I am a bloke in that area. This is your job and you will do it!
Thirdly, after over thirty years of vacuuming our floors on a Friday, in earlier mulit pet owning days daily, semi retired House Hold Management has taken on the task.Not my job.
I have a birthday in October. You could all just crowd fund me for a Roomba. I was thinking of dropping hints for tablet computer for my birthday. Perhaps I should keep talking about Roomba.