Today I was out and about early. My youngest had a well-baby check up at 8:40 and my oldest doesn't go to school until 11:30. I have this thing about wasting gas and not going out more than necessary in one day. So I headed on over to my local thrift shop to check things out. I found this beauty on the shelf alongside a Necchi and a White. It's a vintage Janome New Home sewing machine. I got it for $20 and it works! They test the machines before they put them out of the sale floor. I was shocked. Especially since my local thrift store jacks the prices up on pretty much everything. Typically, the sewing machines are priced at $50 for basic Brother's to $75 for older but higher end machines like the Necchi and Vikings, when they have them. I'm a little nervous to run it since it is older and I'm not sure as to its care. I will have it serviced as soon as I have some extra money. Basic service for machines here cost $80 minimum. To me, that's a whole lot of gas.