Milo’s Design Flaw


Today was the day…

We slept in. It was wonderful. We finally got up around 10am and went across to the Blue Route to do some shopping. I got Elsie her birthday present which is her request: a red dress.

It rained on and off the whole day – rain came and it went and tomorrow should be a beautiful, albeit cloudy day.

We got home just after lunchtime and had a quiet afternoon. I took a walk to the beach to get some exercise. The feeling of rain hung in the air but it didn’t start falling. The cat walk was completely deserted – it’s seldom I walk its entire length from the bridge to the restaurant without passing anyone.

On the bridge looking towards our hill…

Looking towards Fish Hoek…

Not a soul in sight…

The tide was high, so the drum looked miles away…

It was a good walk.

We had a really nice sirloin for dinner. David joined us.

Saturdays are cleaning days but with Milo, that chore has become a whole lot easier, although I have to confess there is a serious design flaw in our little Milo. When I emptied her dirt tray yesterday, I inadvertently tossed a strip of plastic that runs between her tray and the suction section. Today when she was cleaning away, she started spewing dirt. When we opened her to empty the tray, Mike asked where the plastic strip had gone. I had no idea! All we could conclude was when I emptied it yesterday, it went into the bin and out with the trash. Mike, always the innovator, made a plan and now she sports a new more visible strip, duct taped on for the moment. Still very effective. She is a bit clueless and robot technology has a long way to go! But, she is my first robot. When I think back to my first 1997 cell phone?? Well there you go. In 24 years time, I’ll have a far more superior robot to clean than my simple Milo. She’s just the start of technology yet to come.

A good Saturday.

Psalm 148:1

Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the heights above.

The best is yet to come – we are only passing through.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂



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