I'm A Failure

Yesterday was full of failures. A good day happy wise but a mechanically challenging day it was.

My new 250 GB hard drive arrived and I collected my PC tools and software ready to dive in and upgrade my laptop.

But first I stopped by Costco and bought a spiffy new Roomba after seeing the impressive work done by Michael and Terry’s Roomba last week in St Croix.

I am an intuitive person…not one to read instructions so I set the Roomba to do its business in the guest house while I disemboweled my PC in the main house.  

A few minutes later I drug Gigi over to witness the mechanical greatness of the Roomba and we caught the Roomba hopelessly writhing on an elevated edge around the hearth screaming that its filter was full. Damn…that’s a lot of cat hair in such a sort time.  Gigi just rolled her eyes in disgust. She’s not a believer in Roombas.

Changing the hard drive was a breeze but I couldn’t get the software to load no matter what. For some reason the PC is rejecting the hard drive. I tried bios settings, software installs but nothing worked so back to the old hard dive for now.

Today I’ll sneak over and vacuum the guest house first just to give my new buddy a head start. Then a few calls to technical support ought to get me back on track. Plus I’m buying the materials for the chicken tractor this afternoon. Oh yeah….working too. 

9 comments:

Chief Rock Chef said...

Isn't plug and play technology wonderful!

I don't think my wife would allow one of those cleaner thingies into the house!

TerryC said...

If nothing else, at least your Roomba has inspired you to clean.

Isn't that worth it?

Wreggie said...

I just went over and cleaned the Roomba, had a pep talk and sh'e off cleaning again.

My Roomba talks to me ...it came with a female voice.

Michael said...

No wonder Gigi doesn't like it! I don't think Terry would have gotten Robbie if he was a she. She likes having a guy do the cleaning ;)

Jay said...

I think the Roomba needs a pretty clean slate to start with. Then, she can keep things looking nice every day or so.

TerryC said...

Another thing I love about Robbie, is...he DOESN'T talk ;-) !!

He beeps, and it's cute, but not excessive.

terri said...

I need a Roomba. I wonder if they make similar robots to clean the kitchen, do the laundry, grocery shop. I would give my left arm to find a robot that could take my place now and then.

Ali said...

See, now I'm with Gigi and the eye rolling on the Roomba. I mean, doesn't the fact that you have to vacuum the floor before the Roomba vacuums the floor, sort of defeat the purpose of you not having to vacuum the floor?
And sorry about your software loading woes. My heart goes out to you but I basically don't know what the hell you're talking about :)

mr zig said...

I'm a roomba fan - and yeah, i see that it might be good to give it a clean(ish) floor to start with - then it can do it's daily thing, and you never have to vacuum again! The only reason I don't have one, is cuz Rachel would attack it, and try to ride it and stuff....