I think I have been looking for an excuse to buy a typewriter for ten years. But my good sense kept getting in the way. Seriously – who needs a typewriter anymore?
Besides, any that I had seen before have broken keys or mangled parts. But not this one. This one is perfect. I could not resist.
Here is my cleverly crafted justification:
The kids watch me on the computer when I work and they long to spend
time using the keyboards, punching out random letters and words. When this happens spontaneously in the middle of a business email it is a bit of a bummer. Also, they don't need screen time, so I would rather find another way.
Secondly, we are homeschooling. We need supplies. (This is also a great excuse for other fun like traveling, baking, science experiments, camping trips, and gardening).
And with a child on the brink of reading, it seemed like a great excuse
to indulge myself. Our "new" Galaxie Twelve has been in almost constant
use since it came home from a rummage sale this weekend (some of it the kids).
A fresh ribbon is on its way (thank you, Ebay, for being my source of all things random). Now I just need to
find a place to redeem the included $5 "Certificate of Value" for a Ten
Day Touch Typing Course.
Or I could purchase the "five long play 7 inch records" to learn to type. Sweet. Now I just need to find a record player.