KNITTING GAL

October 22, 2007

A very sad :o( story.........

Well here I am posting from work still. My computer is the very last one to be done as we paint and unpack from room to room. I could use my son's or hubby's, but I want my own back up and running. I need a solid day to catch up on posting, ravelry, and email. You don't realize how much you use the computer until you don't have it for awhile. Anyway, that isn't the sad story. Here it is (now no laughing it really is supposed to be sad!). Early one morning on vacation my husband awakes me from a dreamy dream and says "let's go watch the sunrise!" I am excited, we haven't done this since our honeymoon days of marriage. So up we get and out we go. Of course Oliver (our Golden Retriever) comes along. Out the door and down the steps to the beach. We walk around and play with the dog for a bit. It is a cloudy morning and we really won't be able to see the sunrise. I walk into the water and hubby follows with Oliver splashing around. I turn around and there is husband pulling up the swim trunks that the dog has pulled on and out of his pocket pops the camera and down it drops on the sand as I try to scramble for it. At the same time the surf is rolling in and guess what hubby is doing? Tucking in his shirt! That's right, as our $250.00 camera lies in the sand with the surf rolling in he is tucking in his shirt. I scream, the water flows over the camera and he tries to grab it but too late. It rolls around in the surf and finally he catches it!!!!! (Insert unbelieving expression on my face quickly replaced with shock.) Now, may I digress at this juncture. Some of you may have one of these husbands or significant others at home. When you do something stupid it is followed by admonishments and long serious lecture on how to be a more responsible person. For your own good of course. But when the shoe is on the proverbial other foot there is always a very logical reason for said actions. O.K., back to the story. So, knowing as I do what will follow I say very calmly: "Why didn't you pick up the camera when it first fell?" Simple, right, to the point. He says: "I didn't think the water was coming in so quickly." My mind is trying hard to grasp this stupid, umm...dumb, no, no, moronic answer as he stands there trying to get the camera to work. I think to myself, is this worth going into a big production over or should I just let it pass. Well, of course I let it pass. No point in beating a dead horse. So, anyway that is my sad story. All my picture taking went out to sea, and I will be trying to salvage what I can from the memory card. I will take it to a store and download it to a disk in the hopes that they are still all right. My sister promises any day now to forward hers on to me through email. So I hope to have some photos to show you my vacation. Yesterday we bought a new camera and bang goes my hope of getting one for myself. Husband uses his for work. So there you have it. Read it and weep. I just did. I even had photos of lys in Southern Shores. At least I can take pictures of my wips and post them as soon as I am set up again. Please don't cross me off as a knitting blog...I really am knitting some fun stuff. Two afghans and the second sock of a pair. Plus I have goodies to finish for the FIA swap and my secret pal. I will have pictures of knitting again. How about my new favorite eye candy to brighten up the post!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

From Sister mk! Well, of course I was with you on vaca when you returned with your camera fell into ocean story, but, It sounds so much more the sad tail on blog. I am downloading photos. Started Sunday nite in-between Mamoo's cups of coffee and "I hungie". Working on getting snaps of Outer Banks fun and puppy poses soonish. And let us not forget to put cameras on our Christmas lists. P.s. it was amazing how hubby had not a one shake of the head or upset face over his careless moment. Looking forward to seeing girls scarves(potato chips).

Anonymous said...

P.S. from mk. Where is that pic of cutie from?

Channon said...

It's all good... And good for you for not losing your cool!

Thanks for your kind words about Fred. The healing continues.

Meggy said...

LOL.... I am with you! I am not laughing at your situation of course, I am laughing at your angst and male predictability :)

Cindy said...

I am so terribly sorry about the camera. Sucks royally, doesn't it? As for the knitting. OK, whenever you can. We'll wait. Doesn't Damian remind you a little of Steve McQueen? He does me and I'm in love. One more thing, thank you so much for the book, posties and Grover's treats. He loves them to death. I will be posting tonight about them. It's really busy at work right now.

Dianne said...

Hee hee hee! Oh well, I suppose allowances must be made for the lesser of the species. :)

NH Knitting Mama said...

Total bummer.