We have a new addition to the Car Farm: a Roomba.
Yes, it is a member of the family. I love it. I can't figure out why I ever bought a vacuum. I can turn it on, go upstairs and study, and an hour later the kitchen is furball free! Amazing. I've been able to "vacuum" at least one room/day, and all I have to do it clean the Roomba out when its finished so its ready for next time! Its one less thing for me to get overwhelmed about during the next 2 months.