If you click on the link above, you will understand.
There are seven machines in that pile; waiting for a ride to the scrap yard, via our local transfer station. The Singer 15-91 carcass in front actually ended up back in the shop. I had been hauling these machines out all day. I would strip off the stuff I thought was useful and walk past Steven (he was working on our "new" cabinets) proudly proving that I can cull and sort. That 15-91 was given to me as a parts machine and I have scammed the motor and the set screw for the clutch knob. I did not realize that the decals were so good. I stripped it down and fretted the whole time I was doing it. I took it to the pile, none the less. But then....with the last machine I caved. There are two doors to the shop. I carried the 15 back in through the back door. Steven has no idea.
Two cabinets are in the Jetta on their way to Salvation Army. Two more are in the barn awaiting listing on Free Cycle.
We moved a Singer 66 Red Head treadle from a guest room to the shop. It is for sale. Seventy five dollars.
I moved Winnie, the Singer 27 VS treadle to that same guest room. I refinished the cabinet and love that machine. Gotta keep it. The decals are not pristine but the hand wheel is spectacular. Steven mad the new pitman. I have hours in this machine. I don't care. I love it.
I will move the Davis VF to Winnie's spot in the shop (it is a bit of an encroachment on Steven's space but hey, possession is 9/10 the law!)
And I have added a few more machines to that pile. There may be a total of 10.
"Scrap is $170 a ton, honey. Maybe you should just pile them in the back of the barn until I have another load to haul to the scrap yard."
"OK, that means that a pound is worth 8 and a half cents. Do we really want to keep these around until you get a load? When will that be, spring? I thought the idea was to clean some of this stuff out?"
"Well, how much does one weigh?"
"Twenty two pounds" Yes, we have a scale in the shop. Don't ask.
"Oh, I guess it isn't worth it."
"Nope, I am ready to scrap these and happy to donate the buck eighty seven per machine. "
It is highly unlikely that I will reach Phase 9. Perhaps, just in case, I should hang onto the Viking.