Last night after dinner, my sweet husband surprised me with a late birthday present. He got me a new camera! Here it is on amazon.com ! It was one of those things that I wanted, but maybe not really needed. The on/off switch fell off my old camera this summer. I went for a while digging the tiny switch out of the case and placing it in position and keeping my thumb on it so I wouldn’t lose it. Of course, the problem was that if I lost it the camera would be worthless. So then, at the suggestion of the camera shop, I put a tiny bit of super glue on it and glued it back on. I did it in the "on" position which is a good thing, because it stuck. So now for the last couple of months my camera wouldn’t turn off. Whenever I used it, I had to take the batteries in and out to turn the camera on and off. That was really a pain. But the bigger pain was that since I wasn’t turning the camera off, the lens didn’t retract, so I was stuck with the lens out trying to stuff it into the case. Not a pleasant task.
So, there’s my justification for why I "needed" a new camera. But my sweet husband went above my need and got me something I wanted. My new camera has a 10x optical lens!!! I am so excited. I love taking nature pictures and this will be so helpful. I am really excited about trying it out! Look out, I may be posting more pictures again.
The other thing that was so neat was that my husband went to a lot of trouble to surprise me. He ordered the camera a little too late to get here for my birthday, but that really added to the surprise since my birthday was past and I didn’t get a camera. He got a different amazon account and he had it sent to his parent’s house. I was totally surprised and blessed that we he to such trouble to get me a nice gift!