First surprise: The response to my most recent post. You continue to surprise me when you answer the simple questions I sometimes pose here. One thing that really didn’t surprise me was the overwhelming majority of readers who, when answering the question “have you ever fired a gun” not only have fired one but own several firearms. It didn’t surprise me because I’ve lived in the country. And this is how things are.
Second surprise: It snowed here today and, in fact, it’s still snowing. It was a nice surprise as we thought the storm was going to be south of us. My husband is already planning his morning which will consist of making his cross country ski path which the help of a best friend he affectionately calls “the black and white”. I don’t think I’ve ever told you that before.
The black and white loves the snow. He’s from Maine, you know.
My husband has been rhyming all day. When there’s rhyming, things are okay.
Oh, crap I did it again. It’s infectious, isn’t it?
I bundled up this afternoon, put on my sorel boots and hung the camera from my neck, zipping my jacket up over it. I had the 18-55 mm lens on it and the last time I used this particular lens in a snowstorm, I’d gotten it wet. The auto focus hadn’t worked properly since then. It was fine inside but once you took it out into the cold, it would jam. Today was my test run after putting it in a baggie full of rice overnight, advice I had from a few commenters.
The autofocus works again. But rice is very dusty. I was careful to set it gently inside the bag.
I’ll tell you the third surprise in a moment. I thought of it while I was cleaning today. I decided to clean the upstairs which is now gleaming and fresh-scented. While I was in the midst of cleaning, I kept seeing the same few things I always do and in the interest of getting rid of things that I have no use for, well here’s the third thing:
Third surprise: Later this week, look for a giveaway of some of the things I’m ridding myself of. Call me crazy, but they need to go. And I don’t mind spending three or four dollars to ship something to a reader. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s on my list to give away:
L TO R: Beauty samples from DHC, Lancome, Laura Mercier, Smashbox and Kiehl’s to name a few; A rustic coffee mug; Daniel Green bedroom slippers in sz. 9. The beauty samples were all free, and the mug and the slippers were under $10. The slippers were the best deal ever, at about 90% off from Garnett Hill. More details to come.
Because I luvya.
All photos taken with a Nikon D80