The news about the local dealer isn't as bad as I originally thought. They will continue to offer service for the machines that they have sold for about a year. So tomorrow, I will be taking my Lisa and the serger in for service. Honestly, I don't know how to sew without the serger but we'll see how it goes. As for the "Behemoth", she will go in when the other two are picked up. At least, I will have a nice fabric store to look at fabric. VBG - another excuse to purchase more fabric. I'm glad my DH doesn't care.