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Submitted to Poets & Storytellers United
September 23, 2020
We Crawfords have moved to the burbs! Just as the folks at Downton Abbey had their house staff, we here at Crawford Abbey have our electronic house staff. Our electronic assistants, Echo and Alexa, assist us with turning lights on and off, setting morning alarm when necessary, handling grocery lists, reminding us to check oven when baking and washer or dryer when doing laundry, and provide entertaining music of our choice, among other light duties. Our Ring surveillance camera lets us know when someone is at the door, and captures their image. We have added a valuable member to the household staff. Roomba. Roomba resides at her docking station behind a chair in the gathering room. On command she leaves her dock and vacuums the entire house! Mission completed, she returns to her docking station, empties herself, and recharges her batteries in preparation for her next mission. We run an efficient household here at Crawford Abbey…Echo, Alexa, Ring, Roomba, my son, his wife, and I. A power outage would be the stuff of nightmares.