Monday, January 2, 2017

She's Back!

The sewing machine repair guy called me this morning and said he could not get the thread cutter to fail. Apparently it cut threads every single time no matter what stitch or stitch length. Wow. So he said I could come and get it.

Problem is, I am sick, sick sick. I have been sleeping on the couch all day long. I even slept through the Tournament of Roses parade, which I like to watch every year. I started feeling it New Year's Eve Day, when I woke up with my throat was so dry it hurt. Last night I had to make a trip to the drugstore to get some cold medicine, throat lozenges and a vaporizer. Then I went next door to the grocery store to get orange juice, popsicles, and tea. I slept better last night, but when I slept through the parade I knew I wasn't going anywhere.

The sewing machine repair shop closes at 5:30, just far enough away that I can't get there before they close if I leave work at 5:00. If I couldn't get my machine today, I'd have to wait until Saturday.

Bleh.

The dawn broke over Marble head. (There really is a town called Marblehead about an hour's drive away, it really does face east on the coastline, and dawn really does break over it. In addition to being a terribly wonderful bad pun on several levels, it is the equivalent of "D'oh.")

The sewing machine repair shop is in Hooksett. My dad lives in Hooksett. My dad is 84, retired, and loves to help me out. I called him, and an hour later my sewing machine was back where it belonged.

Thanks Dad.

So when I'm feeling better, I can get back to work.

10 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Take care and feel better soon -- and hooray for Dads who like to help out!

stitchinpenny said...

Great job by your dad. Taking care of you as always so you can get better.

Pat said...

Feel better soon. Thank goodness dad could get your machine so you can sew as soon as you are well.

Just Ducky said...

Thank goodness for family that can help out in a pinch. Feel better soonest.

Melody A. said...

Happy New Year and hope you are better soon. got to love your Dad.

Mystic Quilter said...

Get well soon and thank goodness for Dads!

The Selvage Fairy said...

Hope you feel better soon. You know...you have a friend who is also retired who lives just over the mountain from you. Please don't hesitate to call. By the way, if you are looking for opinions, I like the less yellowy-green strip of fabric for the tent pole sleeves.

Marina Louw said...

Get well soon - glad you got your machine back!

Alice Turcotte said...

Hope you feel better fast. How nice of Dad to bring your machine home!!!

Margaret Goodman said...

Good thoughts for a speedy recovery! Glad your machine made it home..