Friday, July 25, 2008

Wide Awake

I had the day off today. I slept. Sleeping is good. I like sleeping. The only drawback to having spent the entire day in (or on) bed is that I am now wide awake. Wide, wide awake.

On the bright side, I don't have to get up early tomorrow. On an even brighter side, I don't have to work tomorrow. I still need to do some housework, but really, if I finish one load of laundry and turn on the Roomba, all will be good.

If you don't know what a Roomba is, you've probably been living under a rock. Go look here to see what you've been missing. I love the Roomba. It's not technically mine, but it's currently living in my apartment. It is wonderful. I've got some mild OCD, and if I'm left to my own devices with a vacuum, well, it can take a while. Ask Colby - she's seen what happens! For some reason, when a robot cleans my floor, the weird carpet patterns don't bother me...

I was very excited to see the iRobot site - they also have a Scooba! That's the floor washing version of the Roomba. I think, when we get our new house, I'll have to get a Scooba, too, since we're planning to have laminate floors in the lower level.

I'm trying to train Mia to turn it on, but so far, it's not working. She's done it once or twice by accident, but it freaked her out too much for the praise to be effective. I figure that if I run it enough, she'll eventually get used to it. She's much less upset by the Roomba than she was by the full size vacuum cleaner, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Persephone, one of the cats, learned how to turn it on, and would randomly clean Shane's apartment before the Roomba came to live with me - if a cat can learn that trick, my dog can learn it, too!

1 comment:

colbymarshall said...

I am soooo wide awake right now as well. It must be that classic Macon Diner food.