Wednesday, August 22, 2007

New Camera

It's been a long time since my last post. There's a lot of reasons for that including the fact that my niece Micah and Tim's sister Allie came to visit. We've been busy tubing, water skiing, going to Valley Fair, playing Guitar Hero and Pictionary, canning plum jam and just relaxing. We've also been having home computer problems. The only access I have to a computer is at work and my pics are on the home PC, so I'm out of luck for now. We need to pick up a new power source for our computer tonight.

In the meantime, we just made a huge purchase and I gave up (tearfully) something I crave on a continual basis. Our digital camera is now 4 years old and although it still works I get super frustrated with it because it's so slow and I have to put a finger over the flash when I'm taking food pictures. I've been pining after a new camera for a while, but wasn't sure I could really afford to get what I wanted. I've been working on Tim telling him that we have to have a good camera for our trip to Yellow Stone this next week and he finally gave in.

Welcome to the family Canon Powershot S5 IS!!!! We bought it at National Camera Exchange with the help of friendly camera person Jay. He was great and didn't make me feel helpless like I do so often when I shop for electronics without Tim. Here's a pic of what we bought below. It's got 8.0 mega pixels and a 12X optical zoom. It's almost like a dream to me. Or I guess I could say it was a nightmare since I had to give up my addiction to the Food Network because of it. The money we save each month from not having cable will go back into the savings account to replace the money we spent on cable. According to my calculations I can have cable back in 10 months. June here we come.....

Here's a sample of the camera's magic (below). The zoom and clarity on this beautiful piece of sugar is incredible. I can't wait to update my blog with new food and trip pics. It's got some many fun additions to it.

For now that's all you get, but I promise more later. Hopefully, the computer will be fixed tonight and I can blog a little. That will be "if" I get the trip shopping and some cleaning done....goodness I've got a lot to do, but I'm as giddy as a school girl.

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