Sunday, January 9, 2011

I screwed up big time

Yesterday, Jeff and I were going to take a drive, so we got up early and thought we'd go to JB's and have breakfast (with our Braquel, of course).  We also thought we'd take our snow shoes that we got last year, but have never used yet.  So, we packed our snow clothes and were getting ready to leave, when I grabbed my camera bag of the counter in the utility...and had a terrible accident.  When I put my camera in the bag a couple days ago, I didn't zip it up, and when I grabbed it, the camera fell out onto the tile floor. heart stopped.
When I picked it up, the lens was broken, and so was my heart.  I started crying immediately.  I had saved for several years to buy a new camera, and now I'm holding it and the lens' is all cracked, dented, ruined.  I couldn't quit crying.  Even now, as I'm writing this I'm crying again. 
We went ahead and left, Jeff fed the horses, and then asked if I was still crying.  Of course I was!  He asked if I had a filter on the lens, and I said yes.  He told me he thought it was just the filter that broke, so we came back in the house and ...maybe...we can't get it to come off because it's dented.  But I took a photo, and I could see it on the screen okay.  I just don't know yet, whether it will be okay or not.
I remember that Robin said when she dropped hers, it ruined the camera.  So, I'm not sure.  I guess I'll take it to Idaho Camera and see if they can check it out.  Maybe get the filter off and see if the lens' is ruined or can be saved.  Or if the camera body is even any good now.  I'm just heart sick!


The life of a 2nd grader said...

Oh no. I hope the filter saved your lens. That is the first thing in my class that the teacher said to put on. A lot of people say that they really do save your lens. Good luck

Robin said...

I bet it just the filter. If not its may be only the lens since you can still take a photo. If the shutter was broken you wouln't even be able to do that. Since you cant take the filter off try changing lenses to see if you have any issues. I am soooo sorry. I know just how you feel!!

Anonymous said...

I am positvely heart sick :O( I vividly remember the day Robin dropped hers, (I felt resp bc she was doing MY son's shoot), and that bottom of your gut/heart/throat feeling so sick. I will says lots of prayers that it is just the filter and is an easy and inexpensive fix. I am so sorry hon {{{{{HUGS}}}}} big time!

Danelle said...

I'm praying that everything turns out ok! I hate it when life throws curves like that! I know that feeling of deep down sick, want to puke and cry all at the same time feeling! When we were on vacation two years ago and my memory card died on me, I had that same feeling. I just lost 200 photos from our vacation and Treven's birthday! Keep us posted on how it turns out!