Wednesday, August 23, 2006
A Happy Day!
I haven't been updating this photoblog as often as I used to with my own pictures because my old camera was on it's last legs and dying. The flash is broken, it's falling apart and pieces are missing. It shuts down for no reason and gives error signs.
I received my Camera two and a half years ago.
It cost 130 dollars and was a scratched floor model. I loved it and carried around with me everywhere. Almost all of the pictures in this photoblog were taken with that camera.
The zoom never worked but it didn't matter, I was happy to just have a camera at all. When it started giving me serious problems, I was really upset.
This morning I received a birthday package
in the mail from my mother.
When I opened it and saw the contents my eyes filled with tears. I couldn't believe it. I couldn't even move...
I was looking down at my dream camera!
A new Sony Cybershot. 6.0 Megapixels, 12x optical zoom and an image stabilizing system. It seemed too good to be true. I had to pinch myself...I was just so happy.I have a new camera!!
I know to most people this probably doesn't seem like that
big of a deal but I've wanted this camera for over a year. I never could afford it (Even though it's reasonably priced) We've just been financially struggling lately.
My Mother is amazing! I can't even begin to say how much gratefulness I feel inside.I can start taking pictures again!
This is the first one I took with my new camera, just to test it out.
I'm floored by how vibrant the colors are and how clear the image is. I could go on and on about this, but I just wanted to share my good news. Eric feels like it's his birthday too, He's playing with the new camera right now as I type this. We're both like two overjoyed kids with a brand new toy.
This has been such a happy day for me.
Today we visited a very familiar home...My friend from highschool
moved to Florida and she's selling her old house. She and I grew up together. I would ride my bike over to her house on the weekends and I spent countless summers there. Her basement was the main hangout for our group of friends.
That house is filled with beautiful memories and it's sad that she's selling it. It's strange to think that she no longer lives there.
Since she's currently in another state. She asked if we could help her fix up the old property a bit for the future owners.
First task: Mowing the lawn
Eric mowed and I walked ahead of him removing all the debri from his path. Branches, Big rocks, and pieces of wood.
Unfortunately it was a more difficult job then we anticipated because the bag kept falling out and the sun was pounding down on us.
But we'll suffer for a good friend...(who just happens to be reading this
)...that's how much we love
That's a few pictures of Eric after a hard days work on that sweltering front lawn... The hours of toil definitely beat down on him. *as you can see*. No... he didn't ham it up for the camera at all
, I swear. :)
We tried to get into the backyard, but the poison ivy and vines prevented us...
I really think my friend shouldn't sell her house and just move back to New York...
we miss her here.