I had to send Kevin back to the robo pound

My robo vac, Kevin, gave us a couple of days of funny blogs back a few weeks ago, but that's going to be the extent of it. .

Today Kevin went back to the robo pound. Even though he had been well charged, I had unwound the hair ball from the roller and did everything else listed in troubleshooting section of the owner's manual, Kevin would venture out 2 feet and stop. 

He never, ever went out at his scheduled time, even though the base was set up to do so. It's a good thing he didn't. He got into too much trouble unsupervised. I couldn't trust him to not get caught up in my bedroom on electrical cords. 

The whole point of getting a robo vac was because I am a lazy housekeeper. Having to supervise it at all times defeats the purpose. Only once did he ever find his way back to the base on his own. Getting stuck in the same place every time he circled the kitchen must have done him in. I really don't know why he had a malfunction and would only go out two feet.

Without a month of proper function, he sealed his own fate. He went back to Target for a refund.

Now I need to drag out the Dirt Devil and make a good run over the house. I don't think I'm going to give another brand a shot. I'm cheap and not going to invest in a Roomba. I don't know that I'm even all that cheap. I just don't want to invest that much money. Cheap beats lazy, I guess.