Gotta Keep Up With The Joneses
May 16, 2008
I got my beloved a Roomba for Christmas. At the press of a button, it jigs and jags through our home, cleaning our wooden floors and rugs. Using its cilia-like brushes, it cleans the edges along the walls. Using its roller brushes, it sweeps the floor clean of dust, cat hair, crumbs, and any other residues of everyday life.
Plus, it provides minutes of entertainment for our daughters. Any minute that our daughters are kept occupied is a minute of peace and blessings, indeed. Until they try to go Roomba-surfing, that is.
Easy life, huh? I thought we had it made.
Until last night, that is. Yesterday, I saw my neighbor’s Husqvarna Auto Mower mowing the grass on its own.
According to its webpage, the Auto Mower is weather-proof, theft-proof, mulches your lawn, silent enough to run during the night, mows up-hill, and is pet-friendly.
Dammit. I gotta keep up with the Joneses. I’m going to buy one, even if it breaks our bank account.
Here’s a photo of the Auto Mower at work on our neighbor’s lawn. (Click for a larger version.) Double-dammit.