Saturday, November 15, 2008

A GREAT WEEK

That started off a little crazy... but hey, that is my life!!!  So, I just have to share what happened to me on Monday.  I had an outdoor shoot (family of 5) that were meeting here at 4pm to drive to the location.  Around 2:30 I started my usual routine of checking/clearing the CF card, making sure the battery had a full charge, gathering all the equipment etc..  After I finished wiping the compact flash card I went to insert it into my camera.  It stuck a little so I gave it a gentle push to click it into the card compartment.  As I turned on the camera to take a test shot (thank goodness I thought to do it then) it read CF card error.  I pulled out the card and to my horror it had bent one of the "hairline-sized" sensor pins.  Long story short the camera was completely unusable.  OKAY... don't panic!!!  If it was only that shoot, I could've rescheduled, but I had shoots Wed., Sat., Sunday and a wedding out in San Louis Obispo the 23rd.  NOT GOOD.  I grabbed the kids and jumped in the car and started driving.  I had no plan, but I ended up at Wolf Camera.  One of the techs worked w/ a small paper clip to try and "pull" the sensor pin straight, but to no avail!!!  Now I am panic.  The worst part is that we are in the middle of Gavin's nap time and he is FREAKING out.   Crying, squirming etc...  Braden is trying not to destroy the store and had a little accident in his pants (which hasn't happened in forever, so that was great timing!!!).  

So, at this point, I just don't know what to do and the tech can tell that I'm not going to leave without a solution.  So... out of the ABSOLUTE kindness of her heart she say's, "If you want to buy the Canon 40D (the upgrade from my 30D and an AMAZING camera... though priced at $1,100 just for the body), you can use your lens and I will take it back and do a full refund within 30 days (usually they only do 10 days, but my camera will take over 2 weeks to fix so that won't help... especially with the WEDDING!!!).  WOW... that girl did not have to do that... full well knowing that I have several shoots in the next few weeks and that I'm going to be using the camera and then just returning it.  I was SOOO GRATEFUL!  

The rest of the week went uphill from there.  Ashlee came on Tuesday and Wednesday was the highly anticipated "So You Think You Can Dance" show.  It was FABULOUS.  I'll post pictures at the top.  We had so much fun w/ ASH... she helped a ton w/ the boys and we worked on some fun projects... it's always a great time!!  Thanks for turning this week around Ash!!

6 comments:

Brandi said...

Wow! I so feel your pain. I would have been freaking out. I'm glad everything turned out alright though and I hope your camera doesn't take too long to fix.

wendy said...

Sounds like a nightmare. I sure hope that doesn't happen to our camara. We purchased a Canon 40D in May. We love it so far.

Sabina said...

I am so sorry ,I can belive you where so good with us after that...

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