Sorry that I've been gone so long, I've been in quite a turmoil personally.
First of all, I've set the date for my retirement and then I've been trying to decide whether to sell this house and move to another one. Yes, that's right move!!!
Here's the reason why. Even though I love this house, it only has 2 bedrooms, which is really all that we need. There are just the two of us, but when I retire I want to start doing a lot of sewing and crafts and I don't have a place for all of the "stuff". I've got a huge stash of fabric that I have squirreled away in various places in the house but I'd love to have it all in one area so I can see what I have and use it effectively. I also have a huge supply of scrapbook and card making supplies that again are stashed in different places. Enough said.
I need a place to put all this stuff together and where I can leave out my machine, etc. without my whole house looking a mess. I've been looking at some different houses that give me a place to have my studio. I've put my house on the market, then taken it off.....It's down to either taking a part of my garage and building a room or get a different house with an extra crafting space. I have to make up my mind soon so I can get the show on the road before I retire... so if you don't hear from me for awhile it's because I'm still in limbo until I get this situation settled. Thanks for your patience. I'll be back.