Embarrassment of riches

It’s my 40th birthday today. Good. Now that’s out of the way.

I’m buried in work this week. But I’m OK with that, too. I like editing grants, even though they typically require twice as much work in half as much time, because if they bring outside money into the institution, how can it be a bad thing?

My health is good. My family is around me and loving. My 16-year-old diabetic cat is still alive. I remain giddily happy about the house we bought last year. I’m looking forward to eating dinner tonight and having a slice of pie.

And, for those know their vintage sewing machines, in the past month-ish, I am suddenly the happy owner of a Bernina 830 Record (paperwork indicates the first owner purchased it in 1977), a Bernina 1030 (circa late 1980s?), and a Husqvarna 6460 (paperwork indicates first purchase in 1979).

This is gonna be an awesome year.

17 thoughts on “Embarrassment of riches

  1. Happy Birthday!

    Enjoy your “new” sewing machines! What do you like about the vintage ones? (Just curious because I have my mom’s old Bernina–not sure about the model–which dates from the 1970’s based on its color.)

  2. Happy birthday, you young thang! Personally, as my forties draw to a close later this year I can say that this was the most awesome decade thus far. And that is an AWESOME array of sewing machines. Nice work getting your hands on those. My Bernina 1080 is the only one around here, but I love her.

  3. happiest of birthdays, internet buddy! congrats on the milestone and congrats on your health and your familys health and congrats on the new metal babies. have fun with them and enjoy your life! -hahna

  4. Happy 40th Birthday, June. Sorry it is belated. I hope you will have a fantastic year with your family. All the best.

  5. My fam believes that belated happy birthday wishes just keep the party going, long after the pie is gone. I’ll bet the next 40 years are even better. Best wishes!

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