My father-in-law sometimes gives me unusual birthday gifts.
- One year he gave me a chandelier made easily out of deer antlers and on another opportunity he bought me a year’s supply of beef jerky.
I guess I may still have at least half of the box of jerky kneeling around somewhere, no doubt all of it expired by this time. But, a single random year he gave me a gift that made me scoff at first until I took it out of the box and gave it a go. He got me a single of those robotic floor vacuums seen on cable that pan across your floors, wall to wall, in controlled patterns. You can leave the device running while you’re out of the house, like running errands or out back working on the lawn. I couldn’t guess the device would work as displayed, however amazingly after only a week of use, I am finally hooked on this robotic floor vacuum. I used our sit up vacuum a few afternoons later to see if much dust and debris was missed, and to our surprise all of us found little if any inside the huge vacuum‘s collection tray. This also means less dust and dirt getting into our Heating plus A/C method because our air return is located at floor level in the main hallway leading from our front door. I’m not sure who designed it this way, however for a floor level air return, it could not have been installed in a worse location in this home . The degree of dust buildup in our filters every month was staggering. But now that I run the robotic vacuum bi-weekly, all of us are getting twice as much life out of our central Heating plus A/C filters as before. The improvement is incredible, and I couldn’t be more thankful that my father-in-law decided to buy it for me on a whim.