Saturday, August 28, 2010

Realization of Friendship!

After being robbed, it's a horrible feeling to leave your house and return again. I'm not sure when that feeling, as I open the door of dread, will leave. I actually breathe a sigh of relief when I enter and see everything in its correct place.

Friends, neighbors and coworkers were very supportive. Everyone asks how we're doing and if we've heard anything yet (nope). We made new friends with a neighbor about 4 houses down the street. She has this amazing son that has such a wonderful heart. I'm so glad the incident introduced us.

I even had one co-worker give me an old film camera that "he just had sitting around". I haven't taken any pictures yet. The film concept seems so foreign after several years of digital. I will though. I'm afraid of the outcome, but also remember the excitement of not knowing exactly what you were going to get when you picked up your prints!

We are also going to use this as a way to upgrade my DSLR. I had a wonderful Nikon D70. It took great photos and I learned so much while I had it. I'm now looking at D90. One thing to be thankful for is that they didn't take my back pack full of lenses. Replacing the camera will be much easier than replacing the lenses I had gotten as presents or saved up for. And, the D90 works with all of them!

Not sure when I'll order a new camera. Definitely before the wedding we have to go to in October. So, the blog may be picture-less until then.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Terrible News

Our house was broken into yesterday. While they took every single dang camera I owned, what is really upsetting is that strangers were wondering my safe haven while we weren't home and how unbelievably easy it was for them to get in! But, we're turning this stressful situation into a positive one. Several wonderful neighbors and friends came or called to check on us and even offered a place to sleep for the night. One neighbor and her son think they may have saw the teenagers who did it and came forward to talk to the police. It takes situations like this to realize that there are more people that have your back than you may think!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Catching up...

I've been waiting for my headmistress to put up the new challenge at Nerdy Victorious Scrapbookers. I hope everything is going OK for her.
I am almost finished with my 2009 scrapbook!! I just need to get a couple more page protectors and choose a picture for the front cover! I'm hoping to have it finished before I have to go back to work on Wednesday. I'll post pics of the finished album when it's all done.
I'll leave you with a little scrapiness for now...
This is a digital page I did for the 2009 album. The goal was to include as many pictures as possible, so it is not the most creative page but, it fit my purpose. I'm still trying to figure out the whole digital world.