Get ready to Roomba

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Given that my past blog series has been pretty intense in subject matter, I thought we could try something that is a bit humorous to lighten things up.  So, who wants to Roomba?  I have finally found something that lives up to the hype, stays the course, and yet, doesn’t require constant praise after a job well done.

It’s the Roomba!  When I first saw it on television, I laughed at the idea.  It claimed it could clean the whole house… Balderdash!

It looked like a large frisbee, or some kind of small alien spacecraft.  Young children either screamed in delight or crawled quickly to their mother when it began its cleaning process.  Dogs were certain to circle it carefully, not knowing the planet from which this new house mate landed.

Let me tell you about the process though!  It begins by scoping the room in the house to survey its new digs.  It can go where no human should have to go, or in fact, has gone in a very long time.  It can scurry under the bed or under the couch where it will find stuff that has been placed on the missing artifacts list in your home.

It will push out old lottery tickets, receipts from purchases long forgotten, and dust covered tiny objects that are unrecognizable.

I find myself watching it, in awe, as it angles itself between the proverbial rock and hard place by lifting itself and then rolling to the next stop.

It’s tenacious.  It moves and twerks like an experienced exotic dancer as it tries to get under furniture where our hands fear to tread.  When it finds itself sandwiched under some awful spot, it asks for adult assistance to be removed from a corner.

However, the best part is that when its daily work is complete, the little guy makes a beeline back to its charging station for a well-needed rest or maybe even a make-believe hug.  The work is over for the day as it rests and waits for its next adventure into the wonderful world of dust bunnies, crumbs and miscellaneous fuzz.

So, why am I writing this blog for a seniors forum?  Well, this could be a best friend as it does the stuff we either don’t like to do or can no longer do on our own.  Unlike a cleaning lady, though, it won’t ask to be paid.  It doesn’t take breaks, it doesn’t need lunch, and it doesn’t require days off to tend to a sick relative.  It’s cute as the dickens and always wants to go out and play.

Am I enthralled about this?  Well, actually, I’m nuts about it.  The next time someone suggests dancing, instead think about watching your Roomba.  It’s a lot easier on your back.

As always, take my advice for what it is… It’s just AS I SEE IT!

SOURCELeonard F. Baer
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Leonard F. Baer
Leonard Baer's practice focuses on Elder Law, and Estate Planning. His previous experience was in the area of complex criminal litigation, serving as Deputy Chief of the Major Crimes Division for The United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Baer was recognized by the Office of The Attorney General, as one of the top prosecutors in the country during his tenure. He has been included in North Carolina Top Rated Lawyers, a distinction awarded to those lawyers recognized by their colleagues as leaders in their field. He has also been recognized by the Florida Bar, for his efforts in representing seniors and their families, who are victims of scams and fraud. Mr. Baer is an AV rated lawyer listed in Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected for inclusion in their Bar Registrar of Preeminent Lawyers, which for over 90 years, includes only those select law practices that have earned their highest rating. He has been designated by Martindale-Hubbell as preeminent in his field, and in the top 5% of all lawyers practicing in the United States. Mr. Baer has also been ranked by AVVO, an online Legal Directory of over 200,000 lawyers nationally, as Superb, their highest rating. He served as adjunct professor of Sports Law at The University of Miami, and is a frequent lecturer on the topics of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Fraud Protection. He has been a columnist for several newspapers for over 13 years and currently has a nationally syndicated blog, “As I See It” with a readership of over 25,000. Leonard is a Guest Contributor of The Silver Life.

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