Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oops! I Did It Again!

I love to be organized. This doesn't mean that I am organized it simply means that I love those brief moments in time where I feel organized. Hence the need to have a yard sale every couple of years.

When the mood strikes me I barrel through the house at ninety to nothing chucking item after item into boxes in anticipation of clearing out junk and making a few bucks while I'm at it.

Last Spring Tracy and I had just such a moment and we both gathered up treasures and trinkets, large and small and organized another of our house cleaning events. Two households that when put together could rival a small city in terms of junk. We ponder our poor purchase decisions, have our "what was I thinking when I bought this" discussions and mark things to sell (we are cheap!). Little did I know that here, a bit over a year later, I would regret an item I sold for pennies on the dollar.

What was this treasure you ask? A Roomba. I purchased this marvel of household cleaning when they first hit the market. I used it couple of months and then promptly went out and bought a Dyson. It sat here unused for several years and I was anxious to turn it loose on some other poor unsuspecting victim. Big mistake!

Check this out:

What the hell?! Why didn't I think of that?! Even before I noticed the name of this clever contraption, Broomba, I could see how it was done. Uggggggggg!

Grandin Road's Halloween email hit my inbox a few days ago and I finally had a moment to take a peek. I wish I hadn't. Now I have to scrounge around and find a Roomba. Hmmmm, might have to take in a few yard sales this weekend.


  1. That is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. How much fun is that! Now I am off to ebay! That by chance is not where you were headed? :)

    I don't want to be bidding aganist each other :D


  2. I thought about hitting ebay but you go right ahead Frog Queen! I may just check a few garage sales locally.

    The retail price on this thing isn't too bad ($39 plus $8 shipping) but definitely could be made for a lot less if you can snag the roomba for the right price.

    Be sure to let us know if you manage to throw one of these together.

  3. Craig's List or Freecycle may have one... You never know!

  4. I'm with ya ShellHawk. I checked my local Craigslist listings earlier and no luck for me but hoping someone else scores ;)

  5. Someone was talking about this idea last year on hauntforum. I guess someone saw it through!

    I have a roomba. It was a gift. Pretty useless as a vacuum.

  6. Oh. Wowza. I Want/Need/Love this.

  7. Well now I feel totally stupid GhoulFriday! Someone was already dreaming this up oh HF and I missed it! I'll never have another yard sale LOL

    Deadman - you are not alone! I'm obsessed with this one!

  8. I just put a message on Craig's List in the Portland Oregon area that I am looking for one. Thanks for the idea!!

    Oh, I can hardly wait to terrorize the cats!!


  9. It's an epidemic!! It's sweeping the nation! (Sorry - couldn't help myself.)

    If any/all of you come up with your own version and write a tutorial send me the link and I'll post it in a future blog.


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