Well I did it! went to Linens & Things and got a Roomba. Lucy our dog did a lot better than I thought she would but I cant get the kids to leave it alone. Jacob is so excited that he has a robot now, he was running around the floor chasing it, I have to admit that I was following it around too. I could not wait to let it get its full charge so it did not clean a full cycle but it did clean, I have to admit I am pleased. The kids had just tracked in a bunch of leaves from the outside and I just pressed clean and the Roomba cleaned up the mess! even without a full charge. I had wanted the 560 but they were sold but the 530 is truly doing the trick. I thing I will name her Hazel, what do you think.
OK my house has gotten out of hand. My kids have ruined my carpet throughout the entire house. Koolaid stains everywhere where my hubby let them out of the kitchen when I was not home. Lets not forget the big red H in permanent marker in the middle of my bedroom floor where my daughter Hope learned to write her name! BTW a magic erasor does not work on carpet. I dream of just twitching my nose like Samantha on Bewitched, but alas that is just a dream. Then a robot housekeeper like on the Jetsons might be more like it but again just a dream. Oh wait I will help stimulate the economy and replace all of my carpet with laminate and get a Roomba to do the vacuuming now the ticket! now if it would just do the dishes and laundry too life would be perfect.