I've been down in the dumps lately, bit out of sorts too. It is my poor camera, she is not working properly any more.
The poor girl's optic nerve is on the blink and after talking with the guy in Dublin where I had bought miss Lumix, he thinks that he will need to send her on to Panasonic for a new lens bloc, aftre he has received the camera from me over the post.
We talked for at least an hour or something and he was really supportive. Not only about my non-working camera, but about the special lenses which Panasonic makes for their Lumix models.
I have long been thinking about getting the tele conversion lens and the polarizing filter. Especially the filter is a must because of the photography I do at the bay, because the reflection there has been bothering me from the start.
Anyway, after searching high (not easy in a ground level house) and low for suitable boxes in which I can send the camera, I headed down to the shop where the only suitable box was one in which they collect batteries, which are then collected by the council for recycling. The next one, too big, went into the bag, which would have to do. I was sure that Francis could create something out of it. (yes, I know, it is very silly that I do not have thew original box any more. But that is part of living in a small house.
With a good knife and glue, the box has really lost weight. Tomorrow I will go down into town where I hope to get bubblewrap (the only bubblewrap we've got at home is on an industrial roll, up in the loft. This my OH got from Viking Direct when we'd first started talking about moving and he thought it was a good idea to have it.
So I hope I can send her off to Dublin tomorrow. I just hope I get it back for spring.
On the other hand (oops!- I only have the use of one!) it will provide me with time to start organising my photos and to get a lot of other stuff done.