Darrell and I were on our sorta-weekly Costco date night this evening. We tend to go just to "check things out" since we don't really have a need for 439 pounds of cheese or a 95-pack of socks.
We tend to go up and down most of the aisles to see what is available...just in case. One never knows when a need for 6 gallons of pickles will come in handy.
We were strolling the home-upgrade aisle...you know the one...it has the fancy-schmancy chandelier, the ceiling fan that looks like it was made for a Fijian mansion, and the faux fireplace so you can have a mantle. Well, this aisle also has the practical upgrades. Like the brushed nickel kitchen faucets, the bamboo flooring, and the rain simulating shower head.
And then I saw this. The item no home is complete without. The toilet seat that combines the convenience of a hands-free flush with an automatic open and close lid. Yes, you heard right. The toilet seat opens as you approach the toilet and closes as you leave. And flushes.On.Its.Own.
But wait! There's more!
Because if you buy the model available at Costco, you also get:
A heated seat. For those cold mornings when you just wish the toilet seat was warmer.
Gentle aerated warm water. For front and rear cleaning. Although I think it's pretty much all rear cleaning.
Massage feature. Just gross!
Warm drying feature. With three-temperature drying.
Automatic air purifier. Thank goodness. Because with all the other things going on, if you can't have purified air, it just isn't worth it.
A convenient remote control. With large LCD panel for easy use.
I thought about adding it to my Christmas wish list.
But decided I'd wait for the portable unit.