Looks like it's turning out to be Kolibri week on the blog! That is not such a bad thing.
Besides, this is a good opportunity to put up a few of the orange-background photos that this blog is known for :-)
Coming soon to an unscrupulous eBay auction near you! (It's been a while since I saw this, though, so perhaps the situation is getting better.)
Speaking of beautiful maroon typewriters, 'fess up, who won this stunning Continental? I sure hope it wasn't a keychopper, an option which the seller mentioned in the listing (tsk, tsk).
Thanks again for the swap, Georg! Hope you're enjoying the Everest K2 :).
NB: I am experimenting with eliminating word verification for comments entirely, since I have the option to delete undesirable ones and I am almost always online, anyway. I noticed that the word verification captchas on other blogs have gotten just about unbearable (two words, both rather hard to read) and I struggled trying to make a few comments this morning.
So let's try going without the safety net for a week and see how it goes.