A couple of surprises for me today which I’ll share in a moment.
To preface the first one, I need to tell you that back in early July, I dropped my Nikon D80 off at the local camera shop to have it cleaned. I called around to several places and they all told me the same thing: that it would take anywhere from six to ten weeks until I had my camera back.
Anticipating a lengthy wait, I contacted my son who lives in NYC (and who happens to have the exact same camera) and asked him if I could borrow his for up to two months. He has a spare camera, so of course he said yes. It took six weeks before I had my camera back.
Knowing how long it can take for just a cleaning, I was figuring on another long wait for my macro lens to be repaired. But today, just 13 days after I’d shipped it off to Nikon for an estimate, the repaired lens appeared on my doorstep.
I was shocked.
After dinner, I ventured outside into the heat to take some photos. I wanted to make sure the lens was working properly.
And it is.
It’s working beautifully.
But I said I had a couple of surprises, didn’t I? The next one is something I’m not sure I’m totally thrilled about, but I just found out today.
It involves my younger son. He lives and works in NJ. But he needs a place to stay for a week while he’s in-between places.
So he’s coming here. Late tonight.
It’s making me remember what it was like when he did live with us and it’s not an altogether wonderful memory. My husband and I always seemed to be at odds when when it came to this son.
Maybe it will be different this time.
But it sure will be wonderful to see him again. We haven’t seen him since Christmas!
There’s a third surprise. But it’s a silly one.
Remember Scary Bird? George’s toy peregrine falcon that has the scary screech? Well, George is not so scared of the sound anymore.
In fact, we caught him today trying to make the bird screech. He was gently biting it in different places to produce the noise.
It seems that Scary Bird isn’t so scary anymore.
So I snapped George’s photo, too. All of today’s pictures were taken with the Nikkor AF 60mm f/2.8 D macro lens.
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And now, because it’s Friday and because I like reading your answers . . .
1. What surprises have you had lately?
2. How would you feel about a surprise party in which you were the guest of honor?
3. When was the last time you were surprised with flowers?
4. What gift has ever caused you the most surprise?
5. When was the last time you deliberately surprised someone else?
See you in the comments, my friends . . .