Apropos of nothing, I finally took my typewriter to have it properly cleaned and serviced. Because the only shop in the Seattle area that works on typewriters is in Bremerton and I live north of Seattle, it was a half-day trip: about one hour on the ferry each way, waiting for the better part of an hour for the ferry trip back, travel time to and from the ferry docks—and maybe ten minutes at most at the repair shop to drop off the typewriter and get an estimate. I will be doing this again in about three weeks.

(21 February 2019)