Woe Is Me…

Some time back, my Baby Camera became ill.  Her screen went dark for no reason that I could fathom.  (That’s not really saying much, as you may have guessed by now that my technical skills are somewhat lacking) I nagged and nagged sweetly asked my Beloved to take a peek at it in an effort to discover what could be ailing the poor dear.   He carefully looked at it for about thirty seconds before shrugging in bafflement.  (I’m fairly sure that the bafflement wasn’t so much about what was wrong with the camera as it was about why on earth I was pestering him about it!)

We took the Baby back to the camera shop from where we had adopted her to see if they could doctor her up.  They couldn’t do anything for us except send her off to be repaired.  Then they informed me that it would take six to eight weeks.  Of course, I didn’t really believe it would take that long…but it did. (You may have noticed a decrease in photos lately…the Beast has been acting up as well)

On yesterday’s voice mail a very professional young man  professionally stated  that he was Tim from So and So Camera Shop and then went on to very excitedly announce that my Baby was ready to come home.  (I could have kissed that young man…it was obvious that he knew how much I had been missing my Baby).

It was too late to pick her up last night, but Shaun agreed to stop at the camera store today as it was so near his office.  All day long I got a giddy little feeling as I thought about our reunion.  (Yes, I realize how pathetic that sounds…but I don’t care!)  We spoke on the phone around five and I reminded Shaun to get the Baby. He said he was on track to do that…I could hardly wait!

Shaun arrived home empty-handed.  Of course, I knew he was messing with me as he always does.  Only…this time…he wasn’t messing with me.  He had gotten busy and forgotten all about my treasured Baby Camera.  I’m pretty sure the neighbors all heard my wail of despair as I howled my disappointment.  (Although they all probably just wrote it off as a coyote.  Or maybe even a fire truck)

Maybe…just maybe I will have my Baby back tomorrow.  One can only hope…

Today I am thankful for…the wonders of digital photography.  (I never run out of film!)

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0 Responses to Woe Is Me…

  1. Shaun says:


  2. Hilary says:

    lol at poor Shaun.

    I know how you feel. When the camera is at home and I’m not, or when the batteries suddenly die and I forget to bring the backup set.. THAT’s when the perfect once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity comes along. I’d go nuts without mine for weeks too. I empathize fully.

  3. Lynne says:

    I’d be lost without my baby. Poor you! Maybe you should pick it up yourself just to be sure … :p

    I don’t know how I ever used a film camera. Waiting to see if photos turned out or not—ugh!

  4. Mojokat says:

    Wow, the trauma you must be going through right now, with your little one away from home. It’s gut-wrenching! I know that it isn’t much consolation, but soon you two will be united again and off on adventures beyond belief, but until then, just keep up the faith that you will have your baby back soon.

    You know, not picking up a baby could be cause for pressing charges for neglect. YOu might want to warn Shaun of this fact….just to “encourage” him to not “forget” tonight! 😉

    Oh, and I totally agree…how archaic were the days of reg film??? Scary thought! =-)

  5. Jay says:

    Since the camera shop had to send it off, you would think that the people who actually fixed it could have just FedEx’d it back to you. I know the camera shop wants it’s cut from the whole thing, but since they didn’t do anything they don’t deserve any cut.

  6. Karina says:

    I love technology and apology via blog comments! 😉

    I too don’t know how I managed before digital camera, and I’ve only had mine for a year!

  7. Kari says:

    Once again, I am simply amazed at your restraint. By all rights, Shaun should have a frying pan molded to the top of his head and your foot stuck firmly up his bee-hind. You are a saint, madam. And I salute you.

  8. Peggy says:

    How could Shawn forget?!? I feel your pain! He wouldn’t dream of not bringing it home tomorrow. His life wouldn’t be worth living!

  9. Frances says:

    I would have wailed too!
    Hope you and Baby are reunited soon.

  10. Susan says:

    Shaun~I’m still not talking to you…

    Hilary~I’ve had weeks of once-in-a-lifetime shots. There were about ten of them today alone!

    Lynne~I might have to…although I can’t do it until Friday…

    Kat~You’re not…making fun of me, are you????

    Jay~I agree. Especially as it was on a service agreement and didn’t cost us any extra…

    Karina~These guilt inducing posts are such fun too!

    Kari~Thank you, thank you verra much…

    Peggy~I’m fairly certain that I’ll have it in my hot little hands when he gets home today (at least I *hope* so!)

    Frances~I’ve got my fingers crossed!

  11. Mojokat says:

    NOT making fun at all…simply sympathizing! =-)

  12. Cheryl says:

    I’ve got my beloved old camera on a shelf. I just figured it would be too much to have it fixed. No way could I have waited as long as you. And then to have it forgotten. That’s painful!

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