Today, we got in a new toy for my husband a Neato, robot vacuum device. It came highly recommended from other nerds who hate to clean. And the thing works. It picks up pet hair and crumbs all around the room. Having cats and rabbits we do have a lot of hair and the Neato does pick it all up. It does not do rugs very well, but floors, yes. And it is programmable and it recharges itself. It has a message display that tells you stuff like empty the vacuum canister. It is very maneuverable and is able to get unstuck if needed. Even gets around the toilet. It does not need supervision, but nerds like to watch. Now if only they made one for the chicken coop and the horse pasture, I would very happy.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.