I pondered and pondered and finally decided to leave my Janome Jem here on Maui rather than schlepp her home and back again next January. So I packed her up, said a tearful goodbye and stored her in the owner's locker for next year. I won't be taking any classes before I retire (which will be in mid-November of this year) and we'll be coming back to Maui for two or three months in early 2015, so she's staying here. I don't have room to keep her set up in my sewing room, so she just sits in the box at home anyway. I had my 6600 serviced while we were gone, so I shouldn't need a back-up (I hope). It's funny how attached we become to our 'babies.' The thought of leaving her here made me kind of sad. I think I'm getting senile.