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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2006-03-29 11:07
Subject: Lazy vs. cheap
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Mood:lazylazy
So, is an iRobot Scooba floor washing robot worth $399.99? I could wash an awful lot of floors for a lot less money, but then that assumes I can actually talk myself into getting out the ol' mop and bucket. And honestly, the reason I don't mop more often isn't that I dislike mopping (even hauling around the heavy bucket of hot soapy water isn't so bad), it's that I hate having to clear off the floors before I can mop. We have flats of canned goods stored under the two free-standing shelving units, plus we have storage crates stored under and next to the kitchen table, not to mention random boxes keep appearing in our kitchen. Still, it's a way cool robot and if I had the cash, I'd buy a pair (one for the first floor and the other for the basement). And I'd buy one of the less expensive vacuuming robots for the hardwood floors on the first floor.

Anybody have a winning lottery ticket they don't want?
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min8ive
User: min8ive
Date: 2006-03-29 18:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
They're not all they're cracked up to be. We rarely use our Roomba, because it seems to always need to be cleaned out. I'm betting the Scooba would be even higher maintenance, needed to be filled with soapy water first, and then emptied/cleaned after. Possibly even in the middle, too.
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Jeff
User: backrubbear
Date: 2006-03-30 15:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We have wood floors and our roomba mostly does right by us. I'd agree that it needs to be cleaned out a lot, but it's mostly meant to be a supplement to regular vacuuming.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach: 8-pointed Star
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2006-04-04 23:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:8-pointed Star
That's good to know. Out of curiosity, just how do you clean your wood floors? Do you vacuum, sweep, mop, or what? Using an upright vac doesn't seem like it would be very effective. We have a canister vac but I'm always concerned I'm going to scratch the floor.
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Jeff
User: backrubbear
Date: 2006-04-05 15:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
A combination of vacuuming, sweeping and the occasional sponge-mopping.

Scratches on our floor is a foregone conclusion. We have soft wood.
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AerynSun: KelBee
User: peach1250
Date: 2006-04-02 13:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:KelBee
Don't you know that all the really good stuff in the world was invented by lazy people?

Did you get my email with my cell number?

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Mrs_Sweetpeach: Just Peachy
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2006-04-04 01:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Just Peachy
Nope, doesn't look like I did. Care to try again?
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2006-04-04 01:20 (UTC)
Subject: Whoops!
Take it back -- didn't recognize your address -- I've got it.

Speaking of email, did you get the message I sent to you on (goes to look it up) March 17th? Regarding laptops?
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AerynSun: Clark in jail
User: peach1250
Date: 2006-04-04 12:13 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Whoops!
Keyword:Clark in jail
Nope nothing on the 17th. Why don't you switch to using the gmail addy. It seems to be the most reliable these days.
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