It's amazing how difficult it can be to make one, teeny weeny blog post a day, Monday through Friday. Camera issues aside, even getting the text down in black and white and various highlighted colors (depending on my mood) can be quite a hurdle. How, you may ask, am I at the moment accomplishing this feat which I claim is so difficult? Well, the answer to that is simple. i do two things:
1) Leave the house with the laptop and go to a free WiFi hotspot, sans bebe; and,
2) Try not to panic.
#2 is the hardest part. I've got a lot on my mind, the least of which is getting a new camera. It turns out I need one. I could send my old Nikon Coolpix that I got for architectural school to Nikon USA for repairs - that is, if I'd kept the receipt. Because they require proof of purchase to do repairs, even without a warranty. I bought this gosh darn camera back in... 2005? 2006? Maybe 2007. In Cambridge, Massachusetts. I'm now in California. And I don't care how organized you think you are, I'm pretty well organized, too, but it hadn't occurred to me in thousand years that I would need to move that receipt with me 2,000+ miles. I brought the cat, I brought yarn, I brought books and art. I even got a giant unfinished landscape painting canvas mailed to me. But no camera receipt.
So, what's a person to do? Well, I'm going to cruise across the street to my friendly neighborhood electrics store and see what they have on offer. Because it is hard to function without a camera. One so many, many levels. For goodness sake, I have a 15-month-old! She tries to stand on her head! So many photo opportunities missed!