Violating all rules about blogging and photos, attracting and keeping readers, I’m posting a quick blog without any pictures. Gasp. Yes, this is a picture-less blog. Rats, I just lost half the crowd right there. Anyone left?
In the flurry of packing and organizing and corralling things and children for the trip home, I somehow left the cable for my camera in my parents’ kitchen. I can’t understand how I would leave something so precious and significant just sitting on the kitchen table. I packed everything else, I mean really, 11 suitcases??!! That’s a lot of packing.
I guess I did leave a few Matchbox cars, but I look at those as little treats for Mom and Dad to stumble over as they try to put the house back together. Sort of a reminder of our presence to comfort them in the quiet and still house.
Yes, I packed my laptop, portable dvd player, MP3 player, cell phone, camera plus all the various and sundry cables for charging and using and listening to all these electronic devices. Some of which that didn’t even exist a few years ago.
My goodness, it does beg the question of how we traveled when I was a child? No IPODs or dvd players or digital cameras or game boys. I think we read books and sang songs. Boy, times change. Although between our crew we did travel with close to 15 books, so times don’t change all that much. You still really need a good book (or 3) for a long trip. And don’t even get my kids started on a rousing version of, “Oh, You Can’t Get to Heaven!” That song alone can last for a LONG time. Probably the inventor of the personal headset had children who learned all the additional verses to that catchy tune.
Mom promises me she will mail the cable as soon as possible. Hurry, Mom! We’ll be sitting by the curb waiting for the package to arrive. Just kidding. Sort of.
My computer is old (I think we bought it in 2005 – I know, ancient) so it doesn’t have a digital camera card reader. I guess if I get desperate I can run over to Julee’s house and try hers or even go to Costco and access the pictures. But really, we don’t ever print our pictures, we just put them on the computer, blog them and enjoy the never-ending screensaver of all of our photos, so I wouldn’t even know what to do at Costco.
Thankfully Tim has stepped up the plate on this one. He pulled out his old digital camera (like really old, probably 4 years) and is using it to take pictures. He doesn’t want the Project 365 to suffer. Way to take up the cause, dear!
You caught me, I really could be posting pictures on this blog. We took tons of pictures today (on both cameras). Mainly I’m just too lazy (I mean tired) to get up and get them off Tim’s camera. Maybe tomorrow. We did go to a fun party with games and food and fireworks (basic 4th of July stuff), all of which totally deserve their time in the blogging picture world.
Perhaps you can see it as a compliment. I know you are mature enough to handle this blog without a single picture.
Hello? (echo, echo, echo).
It sure is quiet in here. Well, live and learn and grab the camera, I always say.