Sunday, September 5, 2010

So, You Might Be Wondering.......

What happened to the blog updates?  Well, I am dog & house sitting for friends, and in order to get ready for that, I spent Friday running errands and Saturday making salsa.  Then I wasn't here for 24 hours before one of the dogs chewed up my laptop cord, so as soon as my battery ran out, my laptop was done.  Andy ended up loaning me his cord until we can order a new one from Dell, so here I am.  Or at least as long as Andy's old laptop holds out.

However, there has finally been some knitting, and the Sunshine Socks are done!!!!!!  They would be project 61, so 39 left to go and 117 days left to get there.  Theoretically, the part for Jeeves should have been shipped 13 days ago, and IF they couldn't find an even slower method of shipment than predicted, and IF the repair guy works this week and IF they bother to call me when Jeeves is actually ready and IF they actually fix the existing problems without creating any new ones, I could be embroidering in 2-3 days.  Yep--holding my breath on that one.  In the meantime--to make Husqvarna even more endearing, I have discovered that even though the machine that was replacing mine just 4 years ago used the same cards for embroidery that Jeeves does, and in spite of all the sales literature promoting their warranties and all of that, Husqvarna seems to have stopped making cards & accessories for my machine, so the only way that my really expensive Husqvarna sewing machine--the one with that 20 year warranty--will even have a CHANCE of working in 16 more years is if I never have a problem with my cards or card reader/writer, OR if I can pick up parts on Ebay as other people get so disgusted with Husqvarna that they decide to sell everything they have & if it is in working order.  Considering that I just found the exact model I have going for about $500 on Ebay leads me to believe that Husqvarna's other customers are angry as well.   Interestingly enough, MY dealership--the one that knows DARN good and well how hard it is to get replacement parts for the machine I have--has a machine like mine that they are trying to sell on Ebay for $1200.  I did double-check to make sure they weren't "accidentally" selling mine--and I removed all none-essential pieces this time so they don't lose more parts for mine.  The most amazing thing out of all of this is they actually asked if I would be interested in trading my machine in on a new model.  How could anyone possibly be so utterly clueless as to imagine I would ever buy so much as a new needle from Husqvarna ever again after all of this?  9 weeks for a repair on a machine that is supposed to be under warranty???  Knowing that if I spent $4000 or whatever it is to upgrade to their newest model that I may not be able to get parts or accessories for it in just a few years?  It will be a major personal growth achievement for me if I get through all of this without popping my Husqvarna dealer in the nose when I finally get Jeeves back!  And I wouldn't lay 50-50 odds on that at this point........