So, I made my smock for this month’s Tie One On. I LOVE it . It’s a white cotton seersucker with turquois and green stripes. I was so proud of it that I put it on this morning and we all headed out to the park to take pictures. Well, at the park my camera fell out of my bag….. and BAM- It’s dead. Won’t work anymore. I just couldn’t help the tears that started flowing out of my eyes. I know it’s just a camera, but it is also so much more to me. I have always been the person with a camera in hand at all times. I’m the one that has the most pictures taken at any event and the best photo albums. I love documenting my life with photos. My camera is practically an extension of my arm. How am I to live without it for even a few days?!?! What if the kids do something absolutely so adorable and I haven’t been able to capture it digitally? I guess I could pull out my old (like new) Minolta SLR film camera and actually take film in to get developed (do they even still do that?). But in the last three years of having my beloved Cannon Powershot S30, nothing can compare to its instant gratification.
Knowing how important my camera is to me, my husband tried his best to console me by saying, “Don’t worry honey. We’ll get you another one”. It just all makes me sick, especially knowing that we really can’t afford another camera right now. But, he said, “if the car broke down, we’d just fix it right? – even if he didn’t have the money. Same with your camera.” He’s sweet and he knows. Even with these words, I still had a hard time keeping back the tears (hold on, I have to blow my nose). A perfectly good camera gone because of one careless little fall. There is small consolatation in knowing that I can get a camera better than my powershot for a third of what we paid 3 years ago.
So, does anyone have any good suggestions for a new camera. What kind do you have, and do you like it?
Any pictures that I post from now until I get a new one have either been saved on my computer or are on my memory card right now. You’ll have to wait to see my new smock.