It’s not much, but I finally got ahold of the seller from Ebay, and it looks like my typewriter shipped on the 10th.  Today was a holiday, and they shipped it parcel post (I saved at least $20 on shipping by agreeing to that) so I’m hoping it gets here by the end of this week. That probably means the typewriter and the conversion kit will get here just a few days apart, and the wait is grating on me.