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Thread: I saved a $124.00 this afternoon

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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    You all know Paco, my embroidery machine. Well he developed a very nasty case of the hiccups.

    The tension went out of whack. I did the adjustments suggested in his manual, nothing changed.

    So I called the local Brother repair place, explained what was going on. She promptly tells me it will cost $124.00 to look him over and fix the problem. And that their turnaround time is a week out.

    Well after supper, I went back into to have a chat with ol' Paco. I took the bobbin area apart once again. Set the tension back to where it was originally, set the top tension back.

    And what do I spy??????

    A tiny piece of lint the size of a little silver pinhead. Stuck between the plastic case and the metal area the thread slips through. I pulled it out with a pair of tweezers. Put everything back together, loaded a clean hoop and tried again.....SUCCESS !!!

    Paco no longer has the hiccups.

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    Cool beans! Good for you!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    SO validating when that happens, when you’re able to conquer something yourself!
    Jan in VA

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    Viva la Paco!

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    Wow, you just made $124.00 this afternoon. Great job and time to go shopping with all that money you saved.

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    Congrats!

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    Cool! Now what are you going to do with the money you saved??

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    Congrats! I love saving money.

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    Wow. Good for you. Doesn't it make you feel smart when you are able to solve a problem all by yourself? It does me.

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    May I suggest you spend your savings on fabric.

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    Bravo!!!! Proud of ya!

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    Wonderful!! Doesn't that make you feel great??? :)

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    Good Job!

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    Woohoo now you get to reward yourself and paco to a trip to the fabric store!!!!

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    Do you contract yourself out? hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabear617
    Cool! Now what are you going to do with the money you saved??
    My husband is taking me to Portland next week for my birthday, a concert and shopping are on the agenda as well as a wonderful dinner.

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    Excellent, now spend 1/2 of that on fabric and you're still ahead:>

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    Congratulations, you got to save $$$$, I am so proud of you!

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    Good job now you can go shopping for some more fabric.

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    Great job !

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    That's good thinking! Amazing what we can do when $$$ is involved.

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    Good for you.

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    Awesome! I am sure my machine is due for a cleaning as well!!
    I'm glad you went back in there to have a chat with Paco.. and that he coughed up his hairball! :D

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    isn't it wonderful when we can fix our own problems!! :-D

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    That was a nice payday. $124 in your pocket instead of the fix it guy. Sometimes we can fix things if we just try.

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