I was explaining The Importance of An Iron in Sewing to the men in my family, and in the process realized that I could live for a little while without a sewing machine and still sew, but I cannot do it without an iron. So it was worth the, ulp, $70.
And in other news, with one child at an Ultimate Frisbee tourney in Oregon and the other at an all day birthday party at our neighbor's, Spouse and self had the time and freedom to go see a movie and eat sushi and even have half-caf nonfat iced lattes at Starbucks. Gosh. What a day!
We saw The Queen, with Helen Mirren. Very low-key, very interesting and enjoyable. Two thumbs up.