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Sweet, sweet relief. Thy name is ... rain. And lots of it, for the next 3 days.

Grateful for rain - there must be something wrong with me.  And normally I would agree except that this current weather pattern has brought me a calm mind and steady heart.

It has caused the cancellation of the charity golf tournament that was scheduled for tomorrow.  In fact it has postponed it for one month.

In this kind of rain - torrential last night with more to come thru tomorrow - the greens of a country club golf course would be torn up even if we all walked, let alone used golf carts.  So it is the country club who pushed for cancellation.


My relief is indescribable.  I spent the morning yestereday on the phone trying to find the elusive battery for my Minolta digital SLR - to no avail.  The Oracle and I went out yesterday afternoon trying to find one and we struck out.

Now - I have one month to figure out what I'm going to do.  I'm going to put the Minolta thru its paces in the next 2 weeks - I'm going to try to use it everyday in all kinds of situations to see if it holds up to constant use.  If it does, I have those 2 batteries I ordered that will come in, eventually. So I'll have the necessary spare equipment for an all-day photoshoot.

If my camera doesn't perform up to snuff, if I even get one wonky error message - I have time to shell out the necessary dollars for a new kit.


So - 2 weeks of testing the current camera then, if necessary, 2 weeks to learn how to use a new one.

Either way - my heart is no longer racing, my mind is no longer in a state of fevered panic. And I can enjoy a rainy Sunday afternoon in total peace.

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Reader Comments (3)

End the agony, Kris. Buy your new kit NOW and use the time before the tournament to become familiar with your new stuff.

You can still play with the Minolta but you won't have to RELY on it. And when it finally gives up the ghost you can enshrine it in a glass case and put it in a special place.

August 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBuck

Buck, I hear you and believe me, I'm thinking about it. The cost of a new kit - even just the basics - really isn't in the budget right now. Then again, my endless worries about all this have probably cost me a year off my life! :0) And it is harder than I thought to finally accept that my Minolta is a thing of the past - when I started my photography passion it was the first SLR I had. Times change and I must move on.

August 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterKris

God is good - all the time! :-)

August 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMissBirdlegs in AL

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