I woke up this morning, on September 13, 2009 at 5am. I was excited to be getting up before the sun and hopefully before all the elk moved out of their sleeping spots to continue on with their day.
I was packing up some water bottles and that's when I got my first reminder. Something very important was missing. *sigh*
Robert and I took a drive down past Houston Mesa to Pyaette Draw Rd. This is a good area to look for elk as they get up from their bedding areas around the Shoo Fly Ruins and make their way into other feeding areas. As we were driving down Pyaette Draw we spotted a cow elk and her calf. As I raise the camera, I get another reminder of something very important missing. *sigh*
Today, and for 4 to 6 weeks from now, I have to use Robert's camera. My camera, my right hand, my extra appendage, had to be sent to Phoenix for repairs. Since I take my camera everywhere I go (usually), including on our quad rides, I got dust and dirt inside the lens and the zoom is having a hard time functioning. *sigh*
I tried to get local camera repair shops to fix it for me and I was hoping that I could get it back in the same day. This wasn't to be and I had to send it back to the place where I bought it since they are approved for fixing my Panasonic. They said it would take 4-6 weeks. I don't know how I will deal with my camera being gone that long. *sigh*
For now I will have to use Robert's camera or if I get really bad withdrawals I can go to Phoenix and borrow Mom's Panasonic. *sigh*
So, today is a very sad, sad day. I will share the few photos I got on Robert's camera later as individual shots.