Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Camera died....sniff.

Don't let that little sniff fool you, had I not been able to sell my
soul to Amazon in the way of a credit card purchase you would
find me in the depths of hell right about now.

Can I afford a new one? NO.
In fact I have no pride when it comes to cookbooks or cameras.NONE.
Will accept any and all donations fora camera. You bet.
Where's my back up camera you ask?
Oh I gave that away in a moment of pure generosity.
Do I wish I had it now? it was a good thing I did.
Do I wish I had the winning lottery ticket? YES.

A camera is like a lung. I need it.
At least I tell myself I need it.
I know its a want.
I know I know.

It's also my life. My sanity.


I was out on the boat shooting the loons.
Still too far away for a great crop but I got a few.


Fired off about 64 shots when all of a sudden
there was an error message on the screen
mid shoot. Crap. Heart sinks.
Its internal. Nothing I can fix.

Loon comes within five feet of the boat.
I'm scrambling thru batteries, memory cards,
trying any and all combinations to bring her back to life.
Nothing works.

Loon swims off. Babies swim off.
Heart sinks again.

I'm closing all blinds in my house.
I don't want to see the cool lighting thnx to
magnificent clouds that have filled the sky all day.
I don't want to see that the wind is almost nothing
so the water would be like glass.

You'll find me cleaning house.
Anything to fill the time until the new camera gets here.
Which is looking like Monday.

Is this worse than a broken heart?
Quite possibly.

Take my camera and I can't function OUCH.

Well. Time to get busy.
Am going to try not to click that my account button
on Amazon any more today. It will get here when it gets here.

yeh I wouldn't believe that either.

I hope it rains all weekend.


reality check.
there are people living homeless
and without food.

I can take this one in stride and call it good.


Hayley said...

If I lived closer to you, then I'd give you my camera. It's probably nowhere near as good as you're used to, but maybe it could fill the gaping emptiness until Monday. Sorry for the death of your camera. I will that the house remains in mourning for the foreseeable future.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Oh no! Not during a photo op! Well at least your'e getting a new one.

Just recently my 2 rechargeable batteries won't hold a charge, yes both of them. It's a conspiracy I tell ya.

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...

hayley I sncikered a giggle when i read ...
yes yes we must be in mourning til monday.
Thank you for your condolences. Haven't heard from her cousin Nikon, selfish bastard never writes why'd I expect he'd show up for her funeral. haha.

thank you for honoring her death with your blinds closed also. : )

Rachelle.......IT IS A CONSPIRACY. I don't care what they tell you......LIES ALL LIES I SAY!

yes I'm getting a new one. thank you to amazon for approving me for a credit card. yes. i am grateful for that.

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...



Making ravioli.....chicken n spinach. AND yes ..eagerly anticipating the arrival of my new baby tomorrow! YES TOMORROW! Gotta love a company that calls five times because they know I want it over night...and to think the first four times we hung up on them because we thought they were phone solicitors. SNOOPY DANCING N TIGGER JUMPING FOR JOY!!!

Hayley said...

Sweet. That's why Amazon is the greatest company in the world ever.

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...

they are!

BUT who pursued this was the seller, Pavillion Electronics.

yes indeedy!


La Table De Nana said...

Oh my gosh.. it let you live it's last moments in glotry though!

Internal? Don't they have McDreamy for Camera Internal Medicine?
Surely Seattle Grace has a specialist?

I can feel your sorrow.
I LOVE my cameras..yes I said that word for an object!

When my friend /neighbour left for her trip..and said she was taking her DSLR..I said take my pocket Canon..she came home w/ very few pics.. because she is tiny and her DSLR was heavy:(

She never took my pocket one for fear of breaking it..:( I said if I offered it to you it was w/ a good strings attached ...Que sera sera..~

You could have it too..but by the time it got there..your new one will have arrived:)

And your skills far outweigh it's pixels:(

Your eye's a funny little camera w/ only an eye for kids:)In the very best of conditions.

I leave you w/ this..

"I can think of younger days when living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do.
I could never see tomorrow, but I was never told about the sorrow.

And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
How can you mend a this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again.

I can still feel the breeze that rustles through the trees
And misty memories do days gone by
We could never see tomorrow, noone said a word about the sorrow.

And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
How can you mend this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again."


Max was batized AND had his 2nd bday(I told you) last Sat..

I have bought all 3 boys white pants and the girls laugh..:)

Well guess what the boys wore for the baptism:)

I said:"Oh Caro...they looks soooo cute!"

She said.. they look like the BeeGees:)

You would love her..

Kate..Bills get paid.. photos..never get a second chance....You deserve it!!

I would rather have a camera than a million pairs of shoes or a million jewels or a million dresses.

Oy..I really sound like a Nana~

I bet you ordered a hearthrob:) I hope you did..
This isn't a rehearsal.

La Table De Nana said...

I meant glory..oy.

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...

oooooooooohhhhhhhhhh u brought the begees to the funeral.

I love the begees.

I'll bet the boys looked tres bon in their white pants.

thank you for the pep talk...I like the way
you justify my over spending. I like it a lot.

I like it when you sound like a Nana.
Can I keep you?

Sandie Lee said...

Oh Sweetie! I'm soooo sorry. I know you were cursin' about givin' away both of your back up cameras, but I promise you, they are both very much loved every single day!!

There was no way to fix it? Did you take it to the camera doctor before pronouncing it officially deceased?

We're leavin' at 10AM tomorrow for the water safari. Be back on Wed. or Thurs. ... or Friday. ha Depends on whether or not we decide to hang out in Seadrift for a day or two after the race.

Lovin' ya!

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...

No baby I'm not cursing.......not one single bit.
I meant what I said.

It will be fixed I hope. I have a new one due here baby loons here I come.

you're right i shouldn't pronounce it deceased yet. there is no DNR on it....I made sure of that.

you have a FANTASTIC safari..........find me when you come back.

Seadrift sounds...........heavenly.

Love u.

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