Colleen Toye Mandeville, Louisiana, USA
My husband, Wayne, is one of the most persistant people I know. He just won't give up.
About 6 months ago, he decided that we needed to make curtains for our screen porch. I had pictured in my head what they would look like and they didn't match his expectations. We talked and talked about and I finally gave in to his ideas. We bought sheets to make the curtains and they sat in the box for another 2 months.
Four weeks ago, I said "Get the sewing machine out and lets make the curtains". With the sheets finally out of the box and the machine on the kitchen table, I was ready to finally get this project on the road.
Only one problem. The sewing machine hadn't been used for 4 years and nothing moved when I plugged it in and pressed on the peddle. We worked on it for about two hours, oiling every imaginable part that I could find, but to no avail.
We looked on line for a YouTube video, but since the machine was 40 years old, there wasn't any help there, either..
The only thing we could think of was to take it to a sewing machine repair shop and see if they could fix it as neither of us wanted to put out money for a new machine.
The repair shop had my machine for 10 days when I finally called to see what they could do for it. I was told that it was dead and I could leave it there and they would dispose of it.
After having some conversation, Wayne and I decided to pick it up and see what we could do with it, again.
We brought it home and it sat on the floor of his office for another two weeks, until last Friday, when he said to put it on his desk. Now, this was 11:30 at night and the entire machine was in pieces, not even having the belts in place.
Since it was late and I had to get up early the next day, I went to bed with the machine in total dissaray.
The next morning, he asked if I had been in his office yet. I said "no", but I suspected what I might find.
Sure enogh, there on his desk was the machine entirely put together and a note on it that said (now keep in mind he can't see the paper or the pen) " I fixed it, Babe"! And, it only took me 15 minutes!
Yes, he had fixed it.....and I finished the curtains that day!
Talk about persistance. He knew what he wanted, had a plan and made it happen come hell or high water. LOL
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