I’d like to report that it’s sunny today. But it’s not. (I did see a tiny patch of blue at one point.)
However! Just a few hours after I posted yesterday’s blog entry, I received a package in the mail. It was from my brother, John. And it was . . . A CAMERA!
He sent me one of his older digital SLR cameras. I’ve wanted one ever since I stopped using my faithful old Pentax Spotmatic (manual SLR) a few years ago. John had a spare sitting around, and so he sent it to me. Thank you, John!!!!
This camera is a Pentax too. An “ist DS”. He also sent along a 18-55mm zoom lens, a couple of memory cards, and some batteries.
There are a few glitches that I need to work out: I had to download an owners operating manual for the camera. And I can’t seem to get the software for photo downloading to work. Never the less, I am very excited about this new-to-me camera. I hope it doesn’t take too terribly long to learn how to use it.
I can’t believe I get control over depth of field again!
Here’s a related, small-town story: My brother sent the camera USPS, insured and needing receipt confirmation. I signed all the little cards to prove that the package had arrived at its intended destination. A few hours later, the
postmistress, Amy Carmien, called me. She
is a friend of my roommate, Joanna. Joanna
had recently given Amy C my cell phone number when Amy lost power due to a
winter storm. Joanna had offered to let
Amy come over to use the shower. Lake Ann
Anyway . . . it turned out that John had forgotten to put his mailing address on the delivery confirmation card. Amy had called me to see if I could provide a return address for whomever had sent me the package. How many of you would get such a personal call from your local post office?