So today we finally got the TIVO working.... I spent most of yesterday struggling to get it to work. Needlessly complicated, and very poorly documented.
Tivo is pretty cool so far.. We shall see how this changes our viewing habits. Hopefully less browsing and channel surfing.
We are jumping past commercials right now!
We also tried out a very strange gift from Senor Robbins, A roomba, dubbed 'Marvin' by Carly. We were pretty skeptical, but I will admit it is pretty cool. It does a good job of maneuvering around, and fits nicely under one of our couches. The kids were a little nervous about it, but it soon transformed into curiosity. Chicken too was curious, but when the robot jerked around and headed in his direction he moved faster than I've seen him go in ages.
So... so far so good. Maybe both of these automations will add some time to our lives. We'll see.