So just a few minutes ago, she called from the shipper's to say it's on its way! Will be here the day after Christmas, and then all I need to do is set it up to run (mostly tuning it up and filling with fluids). Then, w00t, I have a Vespa again!
I had one when I lived here as a grad student, a decade ago, and it's the perfect transport for this town: Fast enough to do the speed limits on all the roads in Lawrence, but small enough to park wherever you can park a bike.
Thank you very much, kijjohnson, for passing it on to me, and thank you very much, woadwarrior, for getting it down to the shipper.
So: Yay! Scooter!