Welcome back Ms. Wolffie. I was out for awhile myself for nearly 8 months with medical issues but finally back in the workshop a couple of months ago. I had cancer and did the whole chemo, radiation, and surgery thing but finally back to feeling well. I too started with a Shark, learned a lot from the experience but moved up to a 4'x4' machine early last year look forward to seeing your posts. Will also to see the new machine and hear about your experiences.