I suppose a bit of Pin Karma must have led me to this one, or the lucky sheep blanket was working its own magic .
I inquired about an online listing for this game, only to find out that someone else had bought the machine (as usually happens). Today I get a call from the guy that bought the original game, says he already had one but his original was in worse shape and wanted to know if I'd like to buy it (as you can see, I did ).
The good -- I did not have to drive as far and this game cost less.
The bad -- We had to bring this one up from the basement and the door at the top of the stairs was installed after the game had been down there. Glad I ate my Wheaties this morning. . . I held the pin on the stairs while the seller pulled the door frame out. Someday I will buy a pinball machine that does not involve stairs, sharp turns, or disassembly, just not today!