The repairman said he doubts that my machine can be fixed, but that he won't have time to look at it closely until next week. I am praying that his initial diagnosis is wrong. In the meantime, my daughter is shipping hers to me to use for Halloween costumes. Also, we are looking into our homeowners' insurance. It is possible it will cover at least part of the loss. The lady at the shop where I bought the machine and where it is being "repaired" suggested that we look into this possibility. Apparently she's had other customers who have been in similar circumstances. I am having withdrawal symptoms. I've been straightening my sewing room this morning. It's hard to even be in there. If you are a sewist, you know what I mean! I did not sleep at all on Wednesday night. I was awake when my alarm went off on Thursday morning. Talk about tired and sad!!!!!!!
BUT.....I have some other news, that is good and exciting!!! On the night that we had our parent/teacher meet and greet, one of the dad's who is on the county's Education Foundation Board, asked me if I would be interested in the director's position!!! It is part time and some of the work can be done from home on the computer. It also involves fund raising, writing a newsletter, other correspondence, meeting with clubs, etc...to speak about what we do, meeting with donors, finding new donors, giving grants to teachers, the Imagination Library (started by Dolly Parton to send a book a month to every child born in TN till their 5th birthday), and other such things. I went through the interview process, after sending in a resume (Do you know I've never had a resume!!! I've never needed one since I've worked in the same school system over 30 years!). I got the call on Thursday, that I had the position if I wanted it! Yea!!!! That was good news after the tragedy with my sewing machine the day before!