Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Camera Saga Continues...

Well, it is official...I am cameraless. It is like having my arm cut off! I didn't realize how much I used it until it was gone. So here is the story...

It was a dark and stormy night...maybe that is too dramatic. Ok, it wasn't but my heart was after it all was said and done! (I gotta keep up the drama here to keep this interesting without any pictures and all to spice it up). Anyhow, all of a sudden the auto focus went out on my wonderful Canon Rebel Digital SLR camera. Thankfully it still worked on manual so I wasn't in panic mode yet. However, my cousin Audra's wedding was fast approaching and she had asked me to be one of the photographers so something had to be done. I decided to take it into a trusty photography shop in town and have the guy look at it. He cleaned it and fiddled around with it but when I left things had not improved at all, in fact, it no longer worked on any setting now! It now took completely black pictures on all settings except for a very small sliver at the the very top. AHHH! Now was the cue for me to panic! No camera, a wedding, and a very large repair bill--it didn't look good at all.

You know...I love how God works thing out for good. He is a wonderful Father! I don't know if you have ever heard the fist saga of this camera but in a nutshell, a couple years ago it was stolen in Florida and God brought it back unharmed. So here it was, experiencing yet another adventure and I remember that this camera really belonged to God because He gave it back to me after it was gone. So, I was looking into sending it in for repair and lo and behold!!...what to my wondering eyes should appear? But a wonderful paper that said..."extended 4 year warranty"! I had forgotten that I had made that investment 3 years ago when I bought my camera new. Praise the Lord!

So now it is travelling through the world of mail into the hands of a caring techie somewhere who will treat my camera with the utmost respect and care...almost as if he had spent $1000 on it himself, right? Thankfully God takes good care of His stuff so I don't have to worry about it. (I have to keep reminding my self about that though!)

So anyhow....this saga will be continued....

4 comments:

Craig & Jessica said...

Oh Melanie! This sounds very frustrating! We were cameraless for more than a year...it is awful!

Good luck getting it fixed and back! Were you able to take pictures at Audra's wedding with a different camera?

Victoria said...

Wow! That's quite a story! I understand how you feel!

I hope everything will be fixed in time!

Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Bethany said...

wow -- I can't imagine being camera-less! Poor Melanie! But I am rejoicing with you concerning the extended warranty -- what an amazing blessing! I'm praying it will quickly be fixed and back in your hands.

God's blessings!

tshavlik said...

lol. I liked the drama. Having a camera is a great privilege, but if it malfunctions, it can really drive a person up the wall.

Will be praying that it comes back as good as new. Praise God for wisdom three years ago when you extended the warranty.

-Tim