Saturday, August 27, 2011

An Up-date on my machine's status and a Job!

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!!!!!!! 
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, 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! 


Marydon said...

Congrats Julia. You are SEW perfect for this job, enjoy & best of luck.
Have a beautiful weekend.

Beangirl said...

YAY!!! That sounds like an amazing job! I hope the repairman has better news, but if not maybe your insurance will cover some of it (ours wouldn't, we have a very high deductable and I own very cheap machines!) I guess you can look at it as an opportunity to buy a new machine (er... I guess that's the bright side?)

Cindy said...

That's fantastic news about the job! Congratulations!! I hope the repairman is wrong about your machine and that it can be repaired.

Sewconsult said...

Congratulations on the new job! New job=new machine!
Beckie in Middle TN

Jackie said...

Congratulation on the new job! I'm assuming they're holding it for you until your current sub job ends? Hoping your sewing machine repair guy can work a miracle!!!

Needled Mom said...

Sorry to read about the machine, but YEAH about the job opportunity!!!

MushyWear said...

Congratulations on the new position! I do hope your machine can be repaired, but how neat your daughter is shipping hers so you have one to use in the mean time!

Jan said...

If it was my machine, I'd be crying! But yes, the other side of he coin is silver!

sewing spots said...

So glad you are getting a machine to use! What a scary event about your machine! I hope it can be repaired.

Congrats on the job!

Kim said...

Julia!!! Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you--I just knew God had something planned for you and here it is! I am crossing my fingers that your machine can be fixed--and if not at maybe you could at least get some money from insurance towards a new one. I can understand how you feel- even though I don't sew much, I can't imagine being without my favorite creative outlet. Hugs!!!!!!

Goosegirl said...

Oh Julia! Congratulations!! This is wonderful! I am so happy for you!!!

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Quite an honor my dear! Congratulations!

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