I remember when the Jetson’s introduced Rosie. What a great maid and no, we are not there yet, but it could well be in our future. In the meantime we do have robot vacuums.
I’ve been looking at them since they first came out and finally broke down the other day and got one. But first I did some research, as there are now a number of different manufacturers.
I ended up with an iRobot by Roomba from Costco. Still not convinced I decided on this one primarily because I could get it from Costco and if it didn’t measure up it would be easy to return. Not going to happen, as it’s a keeper.
I have a perfect layout for it with the hardwood floors. It has no trouble going from the area rug to the hardwood and then on to the carpet in the bedrooms. It does have trouble finding it’s way back to its docking station to recharge but that hasn’t been a problem. When it needs to go back it stops and tells me to relocate. I just take it to where it can ‘see’ the station and hit dock and it does its thing.
I can schedule cleaning but since I’m here it’s easier to just hit the clean when I’m leaving the house and let it do its thing. So far it’s needed its dust bin cleaned after each use. Does that mean I have a dirty house? ☺
I love the age we live in and I’ve been around long enough to see wringer washers, wood cook stoves, no microwave and to much more to mention. I can say by experience that “We’ve come a long ways.” And, I love the journey.