The bad news is that I broke my sewing machine. It sews but it screams when it does. Not a good sound at all.
A bit of research turned up a fix it place that's not particularly handy but not horrible. So I called and got the NICEST sounding guy in the world. He even tried to help me troubleshoot over the phone without my asking. So tomorrow morning I'll take it in to see him.
The place is in Ballard which is a little rough to get to from here first thing in the morning so I'll go swim, come home, get the machine and go. Could be worse. It's a blip. I asked and if he has to keep it for repair, he has one I can rent. So whew.
And the Mariners won.