This is just TOO TOO funny! And way heartwarming – at least to me.
You know I’ve been lamenting my demolished featherweight since July.
It’s only September now, but man, it feels at least 3 times that long, doesn’t it?
Yesterday I took the final step in sending the itemized invoice for the repair of my laptop plus the receipt for the $84.95 it took to have them give the broken laptop the go-over.
They assured me when I received the check for the reimbursement of my featherweight that they would also reimburse on the laptop, but you know? Okay. I’m sending it off in good faith. If they do, it will be “just enough” to cover the cost of the new one I had to buy to cover the old one.
However, no souped-up featherweight with a knock-out paint job has really struck my eye or my heart. I just haven’t felt connected to any that I’ve looked at. Still in mourning? I don’t know! I think I would do better if I actually got rid of the broken one, but there she sits on my shelf –I’m saving her as a part machine because many of her parts are in good shape –I should box her and put her out of sight, I might feel better!
SO…yesterday I returned from physical therapy to find THIS PHOTO on my facebook wall with a message from my niece asking “Do you know how old this is??”
This is the niece-by-marriage who has just taken to quilting and sewing and is going gangbusters.
I am so excited about HER new acquisition that the following conversation takes place:
Oh yes, I am so excited for HER!! She can take it in and get it gone over by a featherweight guy in Dallas and she will be good to go. Oh I am busting my buttons I am so proud of her! As I am checking the date, I’m thinking of how she will use this in her quilting, next step she will join a guild and go on RETREAT and we will grow old together piecing away the hours ----
And the conversation continues:
She got the machine for ME! for $40.00!!
I think I’ve been gifted the machine that NEEDS to be refurbished. That is worthy of a special paint job. One that has been “Rode hard and put up wet” by the looks of it ---Do I have to tell you how much I love my family, by blood or by marriage? I was so happy I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry!
I’m headed out there to teach in Plano and McKinney over New Years--- guess what is coming home with me? I think I’ll name her Missy :c)
And in a few hours I’m off to Indiana! I’m hoping there is a CULVERS in my near future!!