Last Saturday the Coach’s scrimmage games were rained out and he volunteered to do a Costco run for us. I had been putting it off, so I was all, hell yeah.
I sent him my list which included a new Roomba. My old one had been acting up forever and after much maintenance on my part and purchasing new batteries I realized it was a goner. Costco only had two choices; a regular run-of-the-mill Roomba and the newest-deluxe-smart-empties-it’s-own-dust-pan version that costs as much as a kidney. If you know my husband, he’s never going to go for the ‘regular’ version of anything even after I fussed about the price.
I set it up that afternoon without reading any instructions, because who does?
Then I complained that it wasn’t working properly.
Later that day I realized I had to download an app. And read instructions. Suz says to no one in particular: This is a bunch of shit.
IS SHE SHY?
On Monday I deemed her ‘useless and a waste of money’ and I’ll be returning her to Costco because she only stayed in the little hall area for an hour. Me thinking: We could host a dinner party right here and eat OFF the floors.
Tuesday I decided to give her another shot because damn we have a lot of floors, dog hair and rug shed.
What I wasn’t expecting? An airplane taking off in the hallway between two guest rooms when she empties itself.
Can you imagine if I set this girl off while I had guests sleeping? Time To Check-Out.
I was standing in the kitchen prepping my newest Boug delviery while she was working her way around the dining area, then she would stop and head through the kitchen to her home base to purge. AIRPLANE NOISE. Then again back to the dining room.
I thought to myself: This is a weird pattern. She could only vacuum for a few minutes before she had to hurry back to her home and dump the contents of her insides. Purge Much?
I will spare you more videos of
airplane engines her purging her going back to home base to empty. But it was happening a lot; I looked at the clock. 11:25. 11:29. 11:34. 11:39. Am I timing contractions?
That’s when I remembered my fairly new rugs were wool. Wool Rugs: The gift that keeps on giving. SHEDDERS FOR LIFE.
Finally, the purging started to slow down, the contractions were getting further apart or I was just getting used to it.
Hey, do you remember the vomiting situation we had earlier this week? (Callie is much better, thank you!)
Well Callie did her darnedest to ruin the new Shedders For Life Rugs, but I was able to get them clean. I had left my Shark Vacuum out thinking I was going to take another stab at drying the cleaned but-a-bit-wet area later so it was in plain sight while the robot was doing her thing: I didn’t mean to show them both that they had competition, it just happened.
Does this look like a DUEL to you? My new girl bumped into the old girl several times.
That right there tickled my funny bones. All of them.
Just for the sheer entertainment, I’m going to keep her for a while longer and see if she shapes up.
(Don’t tell her I kept her original box if she starts acting up)
Anyone else have any ‘around the house helpers’ they’re on the fence about?