I'm beginning to think I should lay out some green on Bingo talisman items, go find a rabbits foot for my keychain and plant four leaf clovers in the back yard. Nothing is assured but death and taxes I suppose, but I could use a little luck. You could say problems keep your brain thinking and your body moving, but really ..... I've had enough for this month and it's only half over.
I literally cried when my beautiful sewing machine decided not to pick up the bottom thread any more, meaning even though I sewed that seam three times, it's still in two pieces. No biggie you say, just get it fixed. Well ... my luck didn't work there either!
Last week the only repair shop in the Central Valley (for these machines) decided one of their best repairmen just had an attitude they could not deal with any more. He truly had anger issues. With great trepidation, and rightfully so, they fired him .... nicely I assume.
So he gathered up his stuff, went outside, got in his car and drove it through their front door, 70 feet into the building. Luckily there were just a few cuts from glass, but lots of damage to the building and most of the inside. Yes he's in jail on attempted murder charges.
It will now be another week before they can reopen and I'm guessing a week after that before I can get an appointment to have my machine repaired (which takes a minimum of another ten days). I'm OUT of the sewing business. I'm not freaking out yet .... but I'm quickly going into withdrawal. Tomorrow I'm driving all over town and see if I can come up with a cheap stand-in. I'm sure it won't be as pretty or as easy to use, but at least I can finish up the quilt that's currently on the wall.