Monday, July 14, 2008

Sad but true....

I am completely lost, dysfunctional, sorta depressed...all because my digital camera has gone to digital camera heaven- again. I can't blog, I can't wordless wednesday, I can't take a ridiculous number of pictures of the kids or the cats.

I was a first time camera widow about 6 months ago and now my latest one died. As in DEAD. Cost more to fix it than get a new one. Arghhhhhhhhh. Going to get a better/more sturdy/ more like my old Minolta 35mm but digital. Because of the dreaded BUDGET, have to wait a few more weeks. Anyway, if anyone has any recommendations for a new one, I am all ears. Camera must be able to withstand sand and roller coasters. I can tell new camera can't wait to meet me and it's new destiny......................

Another sad but true fact is our dog Nikki is at her End of Days. Lately she has been having a lot of trouble getting up off her dog bed. She is almost 14 and really has not been herself since we had to put her 14 year old "sister" dog down a year ago.
Major, our major goofus young dog, gave her a gift today. He found a dead baby bird (tiny, fell out of it's nest I assume) and he brought it over to her and put it on her dog bed. The baby bird looked like it was sleeping (i.e. not chewed up) and Nikki wagged her tail as she smelled it. Of course I am inferring here. But there is no other way this little bird made it onto her bed by itself. Major is so sweet, in a disgusting dog sort of way. It is weird how they must know some things..... he has never passed up the opportunity to chew up some dead animal before.....

I am listening to the kids blasting "Under My Rock" by Spongebob and Patrick.

The housing crisis has hit home. My 5 year old dear daughter has a homemade sign on her door that says "Sorry, HOUS UNAVILIBL" Of course, I would post a cute photo of this sign, but *sigh*

The last sad but true fact for the day is I don't wanna make dinner, but I have to- waaah!!


Gallicissa said...

Sorry to hear about the camera and the dog!

Panasonic Lumix FZ18 is around $280-310 range. Most of my recent insect images are taken by that. Almost all my bird shots are taken by means of digi-scoping, so don't be fooled.

"Sorry, HOUS UNAVILIBL" - sounds cute! It will be interesting to play scrabble with her.

Hayley Townley, Breast Cancer Survivor Extraordinaire said...

Mid summer blahs? I've got 'em too. I think I am going to make a sign that says "HOUS UNAVILIBL" and put it on my office door right now.

My favorite camera store is Photography 101 in SLO. They just moved from Monterey Street to Chorro. They are a bit more expensive than Costco, but they know EVERYTHING about cameras and if you have any questions, you can call them.

And they really love dogs.

I start my poor Shelby on steroids tomorrow for her back. I think David had it right when he got a turtle. I wonder if I could get one too.

MamaGeek said...

I am so so so so sorry to hear about Nikki. I am partial to anything canine and that dog looks so sweet. And I am sincere, that phase just way too hard. I feel for you my friend.

As for the much do you want to spend!?! Let's go shopping! :)