Stay Home and Type!

What can I say? How can I describe what has transpired since my last blog entry? Why didn’t I choose a larger sheet of paper?

The answer to the last question is the easiest: I have few words. I am a swirl of emotions, the combination of which I have never experienced before. It goes without saying, I will never experience them again. That is, when this is all over. For now, it’s like an aura: always there, but not perceptible.

I gave up that New Age mumbo jumbo years ago. But it’s the best way to describe it.

I hadn’t used this typer in a while. Taking it out of the case, I was reminded what a fine looking machine it is. One of the best in my collection. It types really well, too. (Especially after adjusting the touch from 7 to 9. I guess I enjoy a firm touch.) It does have trouble with 0 and (). I’m not sure why other characters aren’t affected. If you have any ideas, please let me know.

The elite typeface on this is the best thing about it. I’ve described the relaxed, rolled back lower case e before. So relaxed, he may just drift off the page.

Back to our present situation… I am one of the lucky ones, for two reasons: I am fortunate to be able to work from home, and I am an introvert. Staying home isn’t as hard for me as for many people. I get all the socializing I need from my wife and pets. (Pets are people, too.)

As I’m typing this, I realize I may not be able to post this until this evening. Our internet is down, along with our television and home phone. A technician will hopefully have a solution for us between 2 and 4 pm. For now, we rely on using our phones as mobile hotspots. But it seems like such a hassle to try to connect our printer/scanner to a temporary hotspot when relief is (hopefully) right around the corner.

I hope all is well in the Typosphere. Stay home and type!

Author: Gregory

2 thoughts on “Stay Home and Type!

  1. It’s a strange time indeed and awe are all adjusting to a new normal, which you note, will simply go away in the not too distant future.

    Or, will it? 😉

    It’s funny (not ha-ha) that you find yourself with no internet connection and have to rely on a mechanical typer to communicate. Hmmmmm…

    1. Hi, Michael! I hope all is well, considering the circumstances. Oh dear! Did I not reply to your previous comment? So sorry about that. I really enjoy the Typestar 6. I just wish I could find the font cartridge. They are apparently nowhere to be found. I suspect not many were made. How is your Typestar 5? I get most of my typers from If there is something specific I want, I’ll pay a little more on eBay. Rarely, I’ll find something good in thrift stores. Where do you get yours?

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