I could just say that I had caught the DIY bug and I think everyone reading this would nod in agreement, but it gets worse.
So there I was working on my wife's thread injector when... dum dum duuummm......
Yep, that's right, I hit the breaks because something wasn't right. Hmmm... Dag-on-it, I bent a needle.
And this was only the beginning. I'm a newbie, but highly mechanically inclined. I replaced the needle and still had an issue, so I researched timing. I worked to set and reset the timing, but something was seriously off. So I removed the outer plastic covering. After several hours I discovered that I had chipped a 1/2" chunk out of the plastic cam gear (I think this is what it's called).
So I already had a couple of calls in to folks I trust looking for a thread injector for myself, now I guess I'll be looking for 2. I just have to convince my wife that she doesn't need something super shiny and new. She'll understand right?