We will inherit acreage on a farm in Battle Ground, WA when my father in-law passes away. He is 95 now. My goal for this is to have my daughter, who is an architect, build us a house. I know this costs a lot of money, but between the money we inherit and selling our existing house it should be enough. This puts me closer to my family in Portland, OR. When you get older family is very important I think.
Tuesday I had four orders to post! One was a special order. I suppose this is how the Christmas time is going to be. Well, it does make some money. It will never pay for my new sewing machine 🙂
I took it in for the service and they told me I had the wrong plate. I needed the zigzag plate. After paying $50 for the zigzag plate I can now sew wide stitches! Also, the foot control arrived today! Unfortunately, my thing I was selling is going to be one day late.
The sewing repair place called and said that the old machine had a worn out main belt and a new one would cost $40. It’s important to have a backup machine or two, so it’s being fixed. My call to have it fixed was correct.
The new machine won’t sew any wide stitches. It makes bad noises and gives a gear error message. I got a 15 day extension on the return time because service takes 30 days. It is irritating that they didn’t have it serviced before selling it. I hope it is fixable, but if not I will return it. I am trying to be brave and not sad.
Well, it actually came with a power cord even though they said it would not. Unfortunately, it did not come with a bobbin case. I had to go to the store to buy one today and it was expensive. The part I am missing now is the foot control which doesn’t come until Saturday. I am now sewing by pushing a button which I have not totally learned to control yet. It’s an adventure!
I can’t use it yet. I purchased a display model from eBay. I had to buy all accessories, including power cord, separately. The power cord is due to arrive today. I have a feeling it’s going to be delivered to the mail box where I won’t see it until tomorrow. Hopefully I will last that long…
We were going to go hiking tomorrow. I had the hike all picked out. Then we thought about all of the corona-virus cases and decided not. The last times we have been hiking we passed lots of people without masks. I think it’s not worth the risk right now. The hike I had picked out can be done in the winter, so we will do it a different weekend when things are not so bad.
I took in my old machine for service because it was not sewing well. I looked at new machines and tried one out. Then I went home and ordered one on eBay. This is a purchase of a lifetime! It’s expensive enough that I know there will not be another one.
There was rain in the forecast, but you know it was a beautiful day. Oh well. Lots of yard work was accomplished. Mostly the clearing of leaves.