I am falling behind on blog reading and one reason is because our part of Japan has been deluged with rain and thunder storms. Years ago we lost an air conditioner when lightening traveled through the wires (I guess) so whenever there is a thunderstorm we all run to our selected corners. Choco cowers in the dog house til I rescue her, Cleo hides under the cushions in the living room and I dash to the computer and pull out the plug! I don't want to blow the computer!
Actually, I'm having a gadget problem without the lightning's help. My digital camera is acting up! This is serious! I no longer can live without my digital camera! I didn't drop it or anything. It just started making strange noises and flashing ERROR at me. Of course I changed the batteries, but no difference. I took it to the camera shop and they nonchalantly told me that it was broken (I know that) and I could send it in to be fixed and it would cost me a $150 for them to look at it. No guarantees that it could be fixed for that amount though. On top of that, it would need to be in the repair shop for a month or more! NO WAY! These days my digital is like my life-blood! For heaven's sake! If I didn't post pictures no one would wade through my long posts! (My kids have told me that before. "Too long, Mom. But we like the pictures.") Leiya is coming in this week and she hasn't been back in Japan for almost two years! I need this camera! Or some camera. I suggested that the camera shop might want to loan me a camera while they kept mine for a month but they thought this was a very humorous suggestion. In essence they are telling me to give up on the camera and buy a new one. What ever happened to the mantra "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"? Aren't we trying to cut down our outpouring of garbage? I've brought my clicking, flashing camera home with me and it is still taking pictures so it isn't on its death bed yet. I may end up shopping for a camera while Leiya is here because it is one of the things like a refrigerator, washing machine, car and computer that I can no longer live without! I'm sure you don't want to see many pictures like the one here that I've taken on my cell phone camera!