8. March, 2009 - long week

I spent most of the past week, either with a cold or recovering from it. I suspect that attending the ice ball game last weekend knocked my immune system down enough that it gave the virus that’s been going around work since about the first of the year a chance to catch me.

But on the plus side, being sick through the middle of the week gave me a chance to tackle a lot of the little things around home that I just haven’t gotten to for far too long. I finally moved my recliner up into the library. I finally hauled a bunch of stuff that I’ve been shuffling from room to room out to the trash (or at least into the garage to be put out with the trash next week). And I realized yesterday that I’ve almost got the downstairs clean enough to let a Roomba roam around down here now. Not bad progress for being sick and spending most of my time napping.

And yeah, after two months of having a Roomba 560, I’ve decided I like it enough that I’ll get a second one for the ground floor. It’s not perfect (my biggest complaint is that I still need to pay some attention to it every day, if for no other reason than to empty the bin on it), but it’s made a huge difference upstairs. Things are much cleaner than can be accounted for by my normal bachelor slob tendencies. And I’m better about keeping the clutter picked up because clutter confuses the robot (used drier sheets on the other hand, choke it something fierce). Might not be for everyone, but highly recommended for the single male geek / slob.

Copyright 2009, Dave Polaschek. Last updated on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:02:27.