The good news is yesterday at 10 am as I was baking cookies (oatmeal/raisin/cranberry) two phone folks came to look at the line. Bad news is the problem is in the pole wire so they have to have a pole tech come out. Good news is that could be today or tomorrow by their 'two to three day' verbiage. Bad news is they could be lying and it might take until next week. Sigh.
Also my serger is on her way to getting repaired. The repair place called yesterday and said that the motor needed new parts. I thought the whole thing might need to be replaced, so that was good news. He also said that he would do a chemical cleaning, realign all the loopers and get her good and ready. Sweet! Bad news is they charge a $200 flat rate. I went on and said do it. I miss my serger and considering she's a five cone with a differential feed and I only paid $120 for her over a year ago, and a comparable new 5 cone would be about $600, that's not too much to ask for getting back a near new machine.
The good news about that is I get my serger back, the bad news is I'm more broke than ever and I don't think I'll have the cash for materials for my nurse uniform for the Air Raid in February.
I'm on the fence about the uniform anyway.
I have a thing about military uniforms. Well, more a high respect. That's one reason I don't wear camouflage, or nautical inspired...anything. I feel as a civilian I haven't earned the right to wear those colors/styles, etc. I have more than my share of choices in civilian wear. But I'm going to think about it.
In the mean time, I went to a friend's the other day to usurp their wifi (I'm shameless...),
and she showed me this booklet she just got.
In the back, there are a couple of pages of armband insignia for civilian members of air raid teams. There's an idea, I'm thinking. Make an armband and copies of this booklet and pass them out! I could totally do that!
Choices choices! In any case, I thought I'd post the booklet on my blog. It's a rather interesting (at times funny) read.
Here goes part 1. Ill post it in three installments.