Loyal blog readers… do you remember that I posted a post on 22 December, you remember about Herman. Well I thought it was well overdue to give an update. I owe you this much….

After bringing Herman home, I plugged him in and he ran around the house cleaning, his lights flashing. As far as robots go, he was very happy, lots to do and I could tell from his quiet hum that he felt as though paradise had arrived. However, I have to admit, and this is hard, being technical and all that,, that I plugged Herman into the wrong power voltage (you remember he came over from the US). I should know better! Anyhow there was Herman returning to his docking station in the kitchen having toured the house the last 1-2 hours, and he blew! That was the power supply, Herman’s food source.

My husband, who incidentally by now was pretty impressed (having thought originally, oh oh, another of Karen’s little gadgets) because Herman was in fact VERY good. The house was clean, and I cooked dinner whilst he cleaned.

So I went on the US web-site to buy another power supply. I tried here in Europe. Then tried to order from the iRobot site, but you had to have a US address AND credit card. In the end a HP colleague from the US ordered this for me, paid for it and then posted Herman’s food source. It was him and another colleague that had helped me find Herman when I was over there before xmas. However it came back… some problem with postage…even though he had taken to the post, had it weighed, etc., he was thinking about taking it to the Swedish embassy next and placing in a ‘diplomatic pouch’. LOL 🙂 my US friend is not deterred by this. He is even more determined to get this packet to me in Sweden. It is becoming almost a saga – The Herman saga, which is not over….

Although since buying Herman there were a couple of developments:
1) A couple of my friends went straight out and bought one themselves (although I forgot the name of their iRobot) they managed to order the whole thing in Europe.
2) And my mum read my blog, quite intrigued by Herman, this was funny, I didn’t know she was reading my blog until then. And it has been fun listening to the latest update from my friend (and HP colleague) in the U.S., on the latest in the Herman saga.