Thursday, January 5, 2012

The long, long, long day

Oh my goodness!Tim and I now know way more about the guts of my Gammill than we ever cared to. I have had to take off and put on the back parts three times and replace the switches, too. I have cleaned every inch of it and adjusted the belt.Yet it still sounds awful and runs without turning on the switch!! I almost lost a finger when the machine suddenly started at breakneck speed while I was fussing with the belt. (Expletives deleted)I am so tired and frustrated, I told my dealer/mechanic I had to quit for now and start fresh tomorrow. He's trying to avoid a trip from Georgia and I am drowning in technology and mechanics. The motherboard comes tomorrow, and I may not need it in the end. I'm frazzed, but as you can see, Molly is chill as usual. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

OH NO!!!

I am not a happy camper today. My Gammill has been slowly acting weird for about a month and yesterday it balked completely. After a morning on the phone with Gerald (thank you), I found out the mother board is bad. Poop! I called my dealer and it would be several days before they could come, so I ordered the part (gasp!) and will attempt to install it myself. Meanwhile, all quilting has ground to a halt. I have some important show work to do, so I have my fingers crossed for a quick fix and a fast start once the part arrives. I hope you all are having a good start to 2012. Mine has been delayed. More later!