Recently, the wonderful lady who has been cleaning my house for years decided she needed to cut back to every other week. Disaster.  I decided it was time to experiment with a Roomba. I’d had an earlier model for the garage that worked well enough but I found that it stopped too often and wasn’t that great of a tool.  But this new one (Roomba 710) is amazing. I set it out before leaving and when I come back, magically the floor is clean. Maybe not perfect, but really really good. If you watch it clean, it looks like chaos. It seems to have no rhyme or reason to its path. But if I ignore it and come back later, I magically have a clean floor.  This is the first real robot that I’ve had. A real contributor to the house. I can’t wait for the next one.