When I told him that you lived in Ireland, it was very tempting to just pack up and head on over. He loves working on machines and I love to travel. How about if we ever head over that way (DSIL is from UK...) we will be sure to stop by and he can look at your machine while you and I visit! :D
Will he do house visits? My Bernina popped up with a message today telling me it needs a service. I am looking at a 500 mile round trip to a service repair man, or sending it over to the UK. I have a guest room and you could always come with him. Seriously though, it is a very kind offer, I just wish you both lived near me.