Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bad Bad HORRIBLE TERRIBLE Timing

My baby is broken. No, not THAT baby. My other baby. My camera. My preciousssssssss.

A heavy, lead crystal vase fell off the top of the refrigerator, bounced on the counter and then hit the floor. It didn't break. But when it hit the counter, it must have also hit my camera. Because now the flash is broken and so is the lens. Pieces FELL OFF IN MY HAND when I picked it up. It can take photos, but with no auto focus and no flash and with a nasty looking dent in the top of it.

John very helpfully told me that maybe I shouldn't leave my camera in a place where freak accidents occur.

And, in the midst of me frantically calling every camera repair place in the STATE, Becca peed on the floor. She goes ALL SUMMER with NO ACCIDENTS and now has had 4 in a week. So, there's that too. Goody.

But back to my precioussssssssssss. Any camera places open today say they have to ship it off to be repaired and it will take 6 to 8 weeks. For those of you not paying attention, my baby is due in FOUR weeks. This is what qualifies as an International Crisis of Mega Proportions. I cannot stop crying about this.

This post was going to be about singing in church and how my voice only cracked a few times and I only breathed in a few strange places and John didn't get called in to work so he got to come and I shoved my feet into some mules that fit until I took them off and then I couldn't get them back on and how Becca actually likes going to church now and how we ate yummy donuts and how we're doing home improvements in the basement and the baby freaks out when the power drilling noise starts up, but NO. I cannot talk about those things because MY PRECIOUS IS BROKEN AND THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN HELP ME. *Sob!*

9 comments:

bevo said...

There is no time to waste - get a new camera immediately! Tomorrow is LABOR DAY!!!

lisa said...

Yup, this just entitles you to a new camera. Maybe since its labor day someone is having a sale. :)

The Quinn Report said...

What a RANDOM tragedy! My God, the craziest shit happens to you!

So sorry to hear such sad news!

Tracy said...

See I say that too. Best Buy here comes Katie. Stand back everyone there is a pregnant lady that is in dire straights to get a beautiful NEW baby in time for her NEW baby's arrival. Oh please tell me you are stopping buy Best Buy tonight to pick it up. Also, I bet after you would send it off it would end up being well over a couple of hundred dollars..NEW ONE PLEASE!

Natalie said...

I agree with Tracy. Just get a new one. If you eventually find someone who can repair it for a very reasonable price, do so and keep it as a back up or Craigslist it. Anyway, newer model of cameras replace the old model what, once or even twice year, it seems. So, I'm almost willing to be there's a newer model of your broken one and you'll have fun learning about the upgrades and testing it out...

Swistle said...

Okay! Don't panic! There are several options.

One is to borrow someone else's camera.

One is to buy a new camera. I know! Easy for me to say when it's not my credit card! But...the cost of repairing cameras is often prohibitively expensive---like, nearly the cost of a new one. So this might be painful (because it totally sucks to have a perfectly good, very expensive item get broken rather than wear out) but practical.

sgtsharp said...

You did buy a new one didnt you?
I remember pooping behind the couch when was 2 & 3 yrs old and coming home from at night and at 1st woundering what stinks.

Angie said...

First, John should be whipped for telling you not to leave it where freak accidents can happen. Next, get a new camera. With a new baby coming, it is an essential. A MUST.

Recently, Allen dropped my camera damaging the lens. Then, it fell out of my car, damaging the external flash. Not good, but at least the camera isn't ruined. Probably because my camera is a metal alloy, while the lens and flash are primarily plastic.

molly said...

mmmmm-k. I know how expensive your camera was and therefore understand why you're not panting at the counter in best buy. I say, bite the bullet and send the camera off to be fixed. borrow a camera from a friend for the short-term. baby will be beautiful under any lens.