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    Sunday, February 17, 2008

    Distraught

    I was going to post some pictures here of (Not)Con for you, but last night, the SD card that got filled up while we were there, somehow wandered away from home, and has yet to return to us.

    Then, today, Keebler was in a huge rush to record me saying something, and he put the camera on a slanted surface and it went sliding, slow-motion, bouncing off of things, as we watched in horror, and crashing to the ground.

    It's dead beyond dead. I even took it apart, thinking that since it would cost as much to send it off for repairs as it would to replace it completely, I had nothing to loose. Sure is interesting inside a digital camera. Not too much different from the inside of a notebook computer when you think about it really, but there sure is an overuse of screws.

    Like all good repair-people, I had screws left over when I put it back together. Superfluous screws.

    We have another digicam just like it ~~Somewhere in my mother's mighty garage of missing things~~. Keeb has already been once to go look for it, but could not locate any sign of the desired digital.

    Ladybug will want to enter the video-making contest that the library is having, but has nothing to work with, so I'm not telling her about it until we find the other camera (or buy a new one)

    We've been saving up cash to put down on a down payment for an RV. Any size will do, it'll be awfully handy for something I'm working on currently, as I think I'll be needing to travel a lot in the coming months.

    I need to make a whole load of videos for the same mysterious thing I mentioned above, and I have no recorder to do it with.

    I don't have a digital card reader, so I'm kind of stuck now, for showing you the pics.

    To recap, I am now cameraless, have no way to show you shots, make videos, or let Ladybug compete in a creativity contest to promote reading, I'm out a whole gigabyte of images, movies, and sound files that we may never see again, and I might have to spend the money we were saving for an RV to get another danged camera.

    *sigh*

    Lots of mixed feelings all around, but overall, we're simply rather distraught.

    Update: We got a new camera, it broke too within weeks, and we had to purchase a third one, which is much nicer, and presumably harder to break.

    6 comments:

    faithib said...

    Gosh! So sorry to hear about your camera!! I bet Cliff felt awful about that.

    Whimspiration said...

    Yeah, he was angry, upset, miserable... It was like he was going through the stages of mourning for the camera.

    We both still have it pretty bad. We're hoping today we'll be able to find the other camera somewhere.

    Rambleman said...

    So sorry to hear about your camera :-( I hope you find the other one soon so that you and Keebler can both start to feel bettr. *HUGS*

    lovelife said...

    hope you find the other cam. I know you use a cam alot.
    you all need to come see us.

    Whimspiration said...

    Keebler looked everywhere that we could think of today while we worked our butts of to clean my mother's house for her housing inspection while she alternately yelled at people and napped. *sigh*

    We have found a few places online with decent prices, but I really don't want to spend the money if we don't absolutely have to.

    Anonymous said...

    You know, in a year and a half or so, you can just bring the camera to me, possibly, to be fixed. I'm back in school now, learning about industrial electronics... which covers everything from repair work on household electronics to rewiring houses to repairing industrial motors and generators.

    -The Leprechaun.