Saturday, July 24, 2010

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

But some of us are.

This morning I did something I've been putting off for a while. Just thinking about it made me feel ill so I put it off as long as I could but I knew it had to happen today so I took the plunge. I took my camera in to be serviced. This may not be a big deal to some people but it's a HUGE deal to me. I can't remember a day since I've had my camera that I haven't used it. Maybe when I was in the hospital in December but other than that, I don't think it's happened.

I guess I should just be glad that I got the service plan so that the issues can be fixed. It had a couple of small issues before but when my flash stopped working on Friday morning, I knew the time had come. Figures the thing I hate the most is the first thing to break. Even though I have a good external flash, I don't use it as much as I should. The warranty runs out next year so I wanted to get this taken care of with time to spare. I also needed everything done before my Portland/Forks trip. I don't want to be worrying about my camera in the land of Vampires!

The Geek Squad said it should only be gone for 1 1/2 to 2 weeks which of course means at least 3 weeks. I speak nerd cause I married one. I stripped my camera of all the bling, strap, Tripod attachment, UV filter, memory card, battery and left it with this stranger with a red beard. I'll be honest, I had a hard time walking away. I left feeling like I forgot something. I kept checking for my cell phone and my keys. My diaper bag felt lighter too. I haven't been anywhere without my camera in years.

I must have gotten up to get my camera five times today and each time I kicked myself for forgetting. I wonder how long it will take before I stop doing that. I'm guessing three weeks. Now I have no choice but to find out what my point and shoot can do. I once saw a photo book filled with really great photographs taken with a Polaroid camera so I'm only as limited as I allow myself to be. That being said, I think it will be a long three weeks.
I just want my camera! I posted a picture of us during better times.


  1. oh no... I hope you get it back soon. I'm not a photo girl but I can't imagine going a few days without my cell phone or something like that.

    Maybe you can fill the time with a guest blog ;) hehe

  2. I. Feel. Your. Pain. My world would come crashing to a halt too. That feeling of nakedness, your wings taken away. OH!

    I will not part with my camera until the day I get a back-up. Unless, of course, they pry it from my cold dead hands.

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  4. You'll be amazed at what you can do with a point and shoot, when you dont have any other choices. I don't have a dslr camera is a superzoom, and I spend many hours trying to convince it it's a dslr! :)

    I once read on someone's blog that the person behind the camera is far more important that the equipment in his/her hands. If you give Tiger Woods a set of cheap golf clubs, he's still gonna be an amazing golfer. :)

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