And we are very glad.
It was $1 for parts ((a new upper knife) and $110 for labor, but she's all cleaned, tuned, tweaked and sharp and ready to go. She's running a little more growly than in the old days, but, hey, she's 30 years old and she's still quieter than the new backup. And I'm glad I now have a backup sewing machine and a back up serger that I can take to church for sewing days and still have my sewing set up at home.
On another note, I've had to turn off comments on some posts; that really shouldn't matter much because a) I only get about 3 actual comments a month and b) the posts are from the first of the year so they're not likely to get actual comments anyway. But I've begun to be afflicted with really offensive R-rated comments. I've got comment moderation turned on, so they're not getting any actual air play, but I have to look at them to moderate and I am not happy. I finally noticed last week that they seemed to be recurring on the same two or three 12 Month wardrobe posts, so I turned off the comments for those posts. We'll see if that stops the influx. I have the comment moderation on, plus the capcha, so someone is working hard to leave yuckky stuff for no good purpose; it's not going to make it to public eyes. But maybe if I throw a leaf on the path the way will be blocked, lol. We'll see.