It is interesting to step backwards in the path of technology of the writing tool kind. This thing is quite noisy, from the daisy wheel print head. Still easy to use and fun. Scary how many typos I left in the text.
Just three typewriters. One, an early SCM office electric with no power cord. One Underwood 5, rightly described as mint condition, but asking a silly, that is beyond outrageous price of $198.00. I acquired an Underwood 5 not in mint condition from the Huronia Museum for $10. The Underwood 5 was made in very large numbers, many have survived and the Underwood 5 is normally a 10-15 dollar item. Worth adding to your collection, but not an item to kid yourself into paying 200 dollars. They were an early practically indestructible office typewriter. OTOH it was the cleanest typewriter I have ever seen. At the other end of the Mart another Underwood 5 asking a semi-comical $49. I passed on all three.
I was fortunate in Barrie on the way home. Went to Staples, parking lot was awfully full. Then I remembered it was the end of the afternoon of the first day back to school. Last second school supplies were being sought. I went backwards a few steps in the technology and bought a Brother electronic typewriter. I will post about it later this week.
yesterday felt fine going in for Dialysis but immediately felt lousy and could not keep my eyes open. hung in there, asked for Gravol, then a cold compress, still convinced I was going to throw up, but didnt. Last night lots or muscle cramps or near cramps I was able to stave off, but managed to get some sleep
today up at 6 am to take out Grace the dog
my legs feeling “stupd”
dramatically cooler temperature arrived yesterday afternoon, after gigantic thunderbooms in the morning. today, grey, bay moving to the east, tiny rain drops, cool.
not sure if any photography of the exterior kind will be possible.
reading The Corridors of Power by C.P. Snow….love this man’s writing
photo taken with RIM Blackberry Playbook camera, this spot offers a variety of perspectives of the marshes, it is a wonderful place to visit any time of the year, I am in fact due for a return visit, I hope to get there this weelk.