Another thing which had no proper place to call home was the Remington DeLuxe 5 which I purchased during warmer weather. The original carry case had served it well, but at the ultimate cost. The factory box donated the internal hardware related to securing the machine inside, but nothing could be salvaged of the hinges, the latch (without a key, anyway), or the handle. Bright brass fittings were purchased and a leather handle was stitched up. It took a while, but you can see the results.
Ever the fan of irony, I should admit that one of the motivating factors was the desire to take the Model 5 to write-ins during NaNoWriMo. Last year's sporadic participation was well-received when I showed up with a typewriter in-hand. A fancier case seemed like an additional touch of class for this year, or would have been, ahad I not been distracted by non-literary brushfires to put out.
Perhaps, with the advent of a new year, life will stabilize and slow down to the point where the red Remington can get out, once in a while, and do some composing.