With all of the things going on right now as mentioned in the protected post, I don’t think I’ll be able to treat myself to a new toy quite yet.
I am a little bummed, but sometimes good little things happen when you least expect them.
I had mentioned before that my small beloved point-and-shoot camera has been a little unpredicitable lately. Sometimes it would work, sometimes it wouldn’t. I couldn’t quite figure out why and the error message on the screen didn’t turn out to be helpful either.
After realizing that I probably wouldn’t be able to buy the DSLR for a while, I thought I would at least find out if my small camera could be fixed. It only seemed to be some kind of minor “mechanical problem” that prevented the lense occasionally from opening up or retracting. A little shaking of the camera usually did the trick.
I went to ‘Best Buy’, where I bought the camera about 3 years ago, and asked if they provided ‘camera service’ and they did.
The man asked if the camera was still under warranty, which I doubted, and if it was covered under a service plan, of which I had no idea.
After looking up our name and product number in the computer system, he happilyÂ told me that we had purchased a 4-year-service-plan for the camera, which would be valid until January 12, 2009, and that therefore all repairs and cleaning of the camera were F R E EÂ :)
Well my friends, how awesome is that??
So I left my camera right there with the man and returned home to give J a BIG hug and kiss.
He was startled and frankly irritated by my sudden affection, until I told him that I totally loved him for having insisted on buying the 4-year-service-plan for the camera [for only $69!] back in 2005. He’s just great like that andÂ it reallyÂ comes inÂ quite handyÂ right now! :)