Did you check homeowners insurance for the Babylock. My friends got fried and she got almost enough to replace it.[/quote]
Definitely check into your insurance. Power surges and lightening strikes should be covered.
We had a lightening strike a few years ago that fried my TV, my computer modem (power was protected but not the phone line - go figure) and my microwave. All was covered.
You pay into the insurance, so use it!