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I have been dreaming of a pink typewriter since I first laid eyes on one. I came across a pink royal at an estate sale this fall and have kicked myself for not getting it. At the time it was over my budget and something I had not budgeted for.  Ever since then I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

One night I got this crazy idea to search all the states on Craig’s List to see if anyone was selling one. I had been looking on ebay and they were just crazy priced. State by state I went searching and just like that I found one in the middle of Washington.  I squealed out load and immediately sent them a email asking if it was still for sale. I left my email inbox screen open on my computer just waiting for a reply back. I went to bed and of course could not sleep.

Long story short, the man selling the typewriter thought I was a scammer and would not sell it to me.  I think when I asked him if he accepted paypal and if he would be willing to ship it he got a little worried.

My heart was broken.

I texted my friend Sara who is from Washington hoping she might be able to help me out. Sadly she lived a few hours away. I was crossing my fingers she might know someone who lived by that might be willing to help me. And guess what, she DID.  I could not believe it. Her friend Kim lived in the exact town as the typewriter.  Lot’s of text messages and a day later she had the typewriter in her hands. A trip to the post office and 5 days later I had a big box waiting for me on my door step.

I still can’t believe it all worked out, it was defiantly meant to be.


  • January 27, 2016 - 9:40 pm

    mara - congrats! so happy for you and many happy “returns” : )ReplyCancel

  • January 28, 2016 - 1:54 am

    Leanne - What a beautiful typewriter - I now know why you have been dreaming of it since you first saw one. I only ever knew they came in black or grey..
    Yes you were meant to have it xxReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2016 - 3:59 pm

    ellen patton - I love that typewriter! I collect them — I have about a dozen in my apartment — but no pink one. Yet! Good find!!ReplyCancel

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