Friday, December 19, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Tada! And this DIY, I actually did myself. It wasn't as easy as it seems like it should have been, but it's done.
- Fix the built-in space heater in the den
- Fix the crumbling brick steps on the side entrance to the house
- Replace several dimmer switches with normal light switches
- Purchase a new laptop
- Learn to make a "Flaming Dr. Pepper"
- Book flights for going home for Christmas
- Furnish the spare bedroom
- Furnish the living room
For the record, all the household fix-it projects I just mentioned were accomplished by my father when my parents came to visit, but I was the dutiful supervisor and purchaser of any needed tools/supplies, so I would have counted them.
Anyhow, I am back in Columbus for now, so maybe I'll keep this up-to-date at least for a little while again.
Friday, February 15, 2008
So. I am the proud owner of a 1962 Smith-Corona Galaxie, deluxe portable manual typewriter.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
I'm not sure if this will happen or not, but I always thought there was a certain charm to writing on a manual typewriter, and I'm hoping it will inspire some writing energy.
So now I want to figure out just what variety of typewriter I have. I know it is a portable Smith-Corona Galaxie, but that's about all I know. I think it was manufactured in the late 1950's or early 1960's. A cursory Internet search has not helped me much, nor have I been able to find where the serial number is located.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
- built post-WWII, roughly early 1950s (the paperwork is buried at the moment)
- 1250 square feet
- 3 bedrooms, 1 bath
- 2-car attached garage
(clean, working fireplace in the living room)
(small, but adequate kitchen)
(beautiful knotty pine master bedroom)
(and just for fun: a mountain of packing paper in the den - enclosed porch seen rear-left, kitchen and dinette are rear-right)